The words are almost blasphemous, especially in San Antonio and Argentina. But they've been uttered far too often this preseason to ignore.
"Little Manu?," Spurs center-hopeful Eddy Curry playfully offered when asked about Nando Del Colo. "He's awesome."
The 25-year-old rookie from Sainte-Catherine-ls-Arras, a village in Northern France a bounce pass from the Belgium border, is stirring up the natives in the Alamo City. Much like Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel being compared to Cam Newton, Del Colo-Manu Ginobili links are running wild.
Let's tap the brakes a bit, folks. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich weighed in on the subject when told that Stephen Jackson called Del Colo another Ginobili.
"He's not another Manu Ginobili," Pop shot back. "What Stephen is referring to is his understanding of the game and his ability to play in a lot of different situations. He's a heck of a creative passer like Manu. He really reads ...