Originally written on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 9/4/12
Texas-news-april-2009

They tabbed the 2012 Olympic games in London as the last time Argentina's "golden generation" would be together in what would likely be the last time we would see San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili and his 2004 Gold medal-winning teammates competing for a medal.

While Ginobili joined Luis Scola, Andres Nocioni and Carlos Delfino, one player was missing, and it wasn't Pepe Sanchez. Former Spurs center Fabricio Oberto, who teamed with Scola in the frontcourt, left Argentina unevenly matched with some of the bigger teams in the Olympics, according to an interview ESPN Deportes reported on, roughly translated through Google Translate..

The Bahiense remarked that how Fabricio Oberto was the "most difficult" to replace the last Olympics he played the Golden Generation of local basketball.   "I think Fabricio was the most difficult to replace. We were fortunate that when we got Pepe (Juan I. Sanchez) and (Alexander) Montecchia, for example, emerged Pablo (Prigioni)", appreciated.   "With the lack teammates it's more noticable."
Ginobili also said while he was satisfied with how well they played, he still has "shame and anger" for just missing the chance to medal.   He also continues to say that he has not decided either way whether or not he will give it one last shot in Rio in 2016.
"I do not know how I'm going to be and everything depends on that. What I do know is that I will be 37-years old and that is not the same at that age to another."
Ginobili will have a chance to get some of the above-mentioned anger with the Spurs when the 2012-13 season starts. He'll be back in town later this month for the start of training camp.
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