Found October 03, 2012 on Fox Sports Arizona:
Mere hours before the first presidential debate of 2012, the NBA laid down the law on flopping. While the candidates are safe from NBA prosecution, most of us are expected to approve of the message being sent to players. Suddenly, Derek Fishers free-agent market value is in, well, free fall. Manu Ginobili, who popularized the Euro Step despite hailing from Argentina (yeah, I know he played in Italy, too), has scrapped plans for a post-retirement career teaching the finer points of the Patagonia Plummet. Somewhere on the planet, Vlade Divac was seen retrieving an emergency pack of smokes and swearing off a threatened comeback. Anyway, according to a statement released Wednesday by the league, first-time flop offenders will suffer the indignity of a warning. The second offense will include a healthy 5,000 fine, with the third time earning a charming 10K. The fourth flopping infraction will be accompanied by a righteous penalty of 15,000, which doubles on the fifth violation. If a p...

Manu Ginobili grew up a Bulls, Jordan fan

There are many young boys and girls who idolize San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili and emulate his style of play whenever they hit the hardwood. As such, I am sure they are also Spurs fans and cheer the team throughout the season. But growing up, Manu wasn't a Spurs fan and his favorite player wasn't David Robinson or George Gervin when he was just a young basketball...

NBA cracks down on floppers

San Antonio Spurs fans love Manu Ginobili, and some would even argue that he’s not a flopper, but around the NBA, Manu has a reputation for taking a dive every once in a while. Most of the time it works out for the scrappy Argentinean, getting foul calls that he wouldn’t normally get if he didn’t act a bit, but the NBA wants to put a stop to it. The league announced on...

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Nets Day Video: The Great Drazen Petrovic

Long before there was Manu Ginobili, Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker, Pau Gasol there was Drazen Petrovic. Petrovic was the first big-time foreign star in the NBA and proved that the game did not just belong in America. Drazen was a deadly outside shooter with a killer instinct. He dropped points like no other and there was no shot he would not pass up. However, the thing was... he...

Video: Spurs' Ginobili opens up at media day

San Antonio Spurs' media day was a whirlwind as the players stepped back on the court after a long offseason. At media day, Manu Ginobili sat with our friend Don Harris at News 4 WOAI to talk about the upcoming season, his health, and much more. Check out the video and enjoy the ending when they thought the cameras were off.

Video: Spurs' Ginobili says having Powell, Curry a 'big thing'

The biggest need heading into the new season is size on the San Antonio Spurs. Currently, the team only has Tim Duncan and Tiago Splitter but after that, it's a considerable drop off. The team is undersized and can use some help in the paint. And as training camp is well underway, Manu Ginobili says having Josh Powell and Eddy Curry on the roster is a huge help. Whether...

Manu Ginobili and the search for the next elite shooting guard

A few interesting things happened at Spurs media day Monday.  Eddy Curry turned up in a San Antonio Spurs uniform, DeJuan Blair blew off WOAI's Don Harris, and Tim Duncan admitted Stephen Jackson's rap albums and Tony Parker's bar fight add to the Spurs' street cred.  But to me, the most interesting quote came from guard Manu Ginobili, who admitted the end was near...
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