Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 8/20/13
Manu Ginobili was a shell of himself during the postseason, averaging only 11.5 points a game on 39% shooting from the field. The 11-year veteran battled several injuries, including an hamstring injury that hindered his ability to attack the paint like he’s accustom to. The San Antonio Spurs had the Larry O’Brien trophy essentially in their hands in Game 6, but let it slip away with costly turnovers and missed free throws. There’s plenty of blame to go around, but Ginobili received most of the backlash due to his eight turnovers. After the NBA Finals, there was speculation of Ginobili’s future. He ended up signing a two-year deal to remain in San Antonio, but he contemplated retirement prior to staying. The Spurs legend spoke on this matter in an interview with Argentinean publication La Nación — translated over at Pounding the Rock. “By the end of the season–and I mean the regular season and not the playoffs– I thought about it a lot. I was so tired of it. I hadn’t suffered a muscl...
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