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I'm getting bad flashback of last years in the playoffs. He started off and got worse as the playoffs progressed. I say keep decreasing his minutes. Fortunately we have enough to get by without him. I'd rather him not play.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/
by the way how did Manu injure his hand tonight. He had it wrapped up and then when he was finally sitting down the trainer was wrapping it with a whole bunch of ice and he was really grimacing. I know he told Sean it was nothing but you know how Manu is.
6 months ago on Diaw, Mills lead Spurs in blow-out of Hawks
really it's no surprise. Tim is one of the best basketball players out there. As for Manu it's probably what have you done for me lately and he hasn't stuck out lately. Manu really has never been that popular except with Spurs fans. The only time he really stuck out and was at the top of the list is when he won the gold medal at the Olympics. For some reason even when Manu was good he still wasn't that popular overseas.
9 months, 4 weeks ago on Ex-Spur Horry didn't mind getting cussed out by Popovich
I wish Manu would've retired for his sake. The sad thing is this is he'll always be remembered this way by some. I wished he decided to hang it up and do other things with his life because I really like him as a person.
11 months, 1 week ago on Ginobili briefly contemplated retirement
It seems like all people remember now are his bad times he's brought the Spurs. I really wished he hung it up this summer so he didn't have to get blasted anymore and that he can start moving on with his life. I know he had a horrible year but he recently said the same thing
1 year ago on Manu's new deal in the spotlight
I'm really hoping Manu's wife talks him into retiring while he's on his nice long vacation. There's no reason he should have to go out being hated so much. I know he had a horrible playoffs but that's no reason for the hate. Hopefully we can get some new players in the meantime and he can do other things with his life.
1 year ago on Report: Spurs interested in Pachulia, no movement yet with Ginobili
I hope for his sake he retires but I know he doesn't want to do that. I hate watching him struggle so much and would hate to watch him play until he has nothing left (which is already starting to happen).
1 year, 1 month ago on Outside the system, Manu Ginobili still fits
Still don't like Karl after all that complaining and crying he had to do about Manu in the 2005 playoffs that gave Manu his flopping reputation when Manu was owning them. By the way it's not a Big 4 anymore. I think we need to start relying less on Manu anymore. I think he has become part of the Big 3.
1 year, 3 months ago on Nuggets Coach Karl on Spursâ Leonard: Weâre big fans
I'd say rest Manu until after the AS break.
1 year, 5 months ago on Baynes plays decent minutes, Pop to coach All-Star Game after Spursâ route of Bobcats
Congrats to Tony. He well deserves it. I was surprised to see that Manu made as many AS appearances as Sean Elliott. For some reason it feels like Sean has done more in this league in accomplishments than Manu with only 2.
1 year, 6 months ago on Video: Among Spurs Legends
If he gets one or two more freak injuries this season I really see Manu retiring.
1 year, 6 months ago on Spurs summer plans will hinge on Ginobili
I was surprised to see Manu go on the roadtrip especially since he's not going to play in any of them and should be home instead. I guess Pop had to at least bring him so nobody would give them a hard time.
1 year, 6 months ago on Minus Duncan and Ginobili, Spurs win over Hawks behind Parker, Splitter, and Bonner
He can say all he wants about the Spurs but I've been turned off by Karl especially all the whining and crying he did to the media about Manu's flopping when Manu was owning his team in the playoffs. Funny how Manu didn't have a reputation as a flopper until Karl started the media junk about his flopping.
1 year, 7 months ago on Karl says he's a 'Spur guy'
that almost sounds like an insult to Manu though. It may be true but Manu's success probably played a big part in making basketball more popular in that country and kids interested in playing it.
1 year, 8 months ago on Popovich discusses unique qualities of Argentine players
Manu was doing it before he even came into the league.
1 year, 8 months ago on Video: Dwyane Wade says his Euro step is just as good as Ginobili's
Time for Manu to call it quits and retire. It's really concerning that he's had two injuries (foot and back) before the season even started. Give him an assistant coach job in the meantime. No wonder why he wouldn't rule out retirement before the season started.
1 year, 9 months ago on Ginobili out for season opener
Manu should've dressed up as Batman since he is known for his encounters with bats instead. Also I see mini-Manu (Nando) is also dressed up as Zorro. I wonder who planned that.
1 year, 9 months ago on Spurs' Ginobili, Jackson get in the Halloween spirit
It will be interesting to see who takes Manu's place in these commercials if he decides to retire after this season? De Colo?
1 year, 9 months ago on Spurs' Duncan, Ginobili not on guest list at BBQ
I would give De Colo a lot of Manu's minutes and let Manu rest a lot until closer to the playoffs.
1 year, 9 months ago on French Connection should pay off for Spurs
Until he can hit a bat from mid air, lead his international team to several medals, and be relied as the clutch player on this team he won't ever be Manu. I do think he'll be a good player and with Manu retiring possibly next year we're going to be able to use him a lot more. By the way I know Pop was teasing but that sounded almost like an insult to Manu about not having two Manu's.
1 year, 9 months ago on Report from Spurs training camp: TD boxing, Popovich doesn't want two Ginobili's and more
I know we all think Manu's going to resign at the end of the season but I still think he may retire after the season depending on how our season goes and if he ends up having a lot of injuries. To him he's accomplished everything he can in the NBA so what's left for him and why keep playing until he has nothing left? I heard him say he really missed his kids and never really got to see them much this summer so you know how it is on him during the season.
1 year, 9 months ago on Manu extension coming? What about Jackson?
Manu was a flopper but I'm sick of them acting as if he was the biggest floppers in the league. Nobody talked about him as a flopper until George Karl complained and cried about him and ever since then all he's known for is flopping. He's become more of a 3 point shooter the last few years so his flopping has really decreased. The sad thing is how many bloody noses and broken faces does he have to get to know that he's really being fouled. I guess this is a great time for Manu to end his career.
1 year, 9 months ago on NBA cracks down on floppers
Manu won't play much anyway. Probably a great time to be retiring after this season.
1 year, 10 months ago on Video: ESPN's Smith, Bayless discuss fines for flopping
If Manu doesn't stay with the Spurs I could see him retiring.
1 year, 10 months ago on Spurs' Ginobili on 2013 Top Free Agents list
I don't see Manu playing as much this season and he'll get a lot more resting time. De Colo will get some of Manu's regular minutes.
1 year, 10 months ago on Parker says playing time won't come easy for De Colo
I guess it'll just depend on what Manu decides after this season. By then he may have already retired from the Spurs after this season..
1 year, 11 months ago on Ginobili will not play in 2013 Olympic qualifier
This is a good way for Nando to get some really good playing time with the Spurs. With Manu coming off the Olympics I don't see him playing a lot of minutes during the season. I would just play him enough to not be rusty for the playoffs.
1 year, 11 months ago on Quick turnaround for Spurs' Olympians | August
hard to believe this may be Manu's last international game before he retires
1 year, 11 months ago on Brazil-Argentina rivalry plays out next chapter tomorrow | August
I think it's interesting that Manu said that he told Tony and Tiago to make sure they get their teams to the Olympics and that there's nothing like playing in it.
2 years ago on Spurs will be Spurs, even when playing against each other | July
I don't know why people say it's been Manu's team. It never has. He's been a great player but he's always been behind Tim and Tony on this team and most of his prime years he's been a bench player. Tim and Tony have always been the team captains on this team.
2 years ago on Parker talks trasition to being team leader | July
I thought Manu's contract expired after this season. I would at least love to keep him and have him work in the front office or even as an assistant coach but knowing Manu he wants to go back home to Argentina. I can see him doing something with basketball over there. I have a hard time believing that he'll give it up completely.
2 years ago on Spurs' Ginobili talking gold medal, retirement & Father Time | July
Good upcoming Manu replacement for when Manu retires after this season. Fortunately he came just as Manu's getting ready to go out.
2 years ago on De Colo discusses recent visit with the Spurs | July
I'm tired of people comparing every player we bring in here or any European lately as the next Manu Ginobili. Maybe they are similar or even more athletic but until they come into the league with many Euroleague titles, a gold medal in the olympics, etc. and have proven they are the team's best clutch player they are not alike. I've been hearing and reading about all the euro players being the next Manu recently. Glad to have De Colo though and think he'll be a great contributor especially with Manu retiring next season.
2 years ago on De Colo in San Antonio for physical evaluation | July
I wish Tony the best but I'm pulling for Argentina. I want to see Manu be able to retire from his successful international career with another medal.
2 years, 1 month ago on Parker reflects on season, looks forward to London | June
Well with Manu on the verge of retiring possibly next year and a summer full of international basketball I see him get getting very limited minutes so I think we'll see a lot more of these young guys out there playing. We already saw Manu get very limited minutes during the season and the playoffs (he had a little over 20 minutes). I see Manu as more of a mentor.
2 years, 1 month ago on Hanga to work out in San Antonio per agent | June
We already have a broken down Manu Ginobili on the verge of retirement so why do we need to bring another injury prone guy.
2 years, 1 month ago on Roy wants back in, Spurs a good fit? | June
It seems to me that every player now they say is the next Manu Ginobili. We'll have to wait and see. So far Harden is the closest to it.
2 years, 1 month ago on Manu Ginobili is Evan Fournier's role model
see him more of a Manu replacement with Manu on the verge of retirement this season. We'll just see if he can step up on the NBA level.
2 years, 1 month ago on Valencia VP: De Colo determined to play in the NBA | June
With Manu having an expiring contract this year can anyone see him being dangled as trading bait. As we learned he already was last season
2 years, 1 month ago on A very early look at the summer ahead | June
I had a bad feeling that Manu would be and I would really have missed him. Face it no matter how much we love him and how much he's done for us, he's also been injury prone for the last few years and because of all his injuries he's been a big reason why we haven't won another championship. He's still talented and fortunately we have enough talent to be able to play him limited minutes this year.
2 years, 1 month ago on Were Ginobili, Parker available for the right deal? | May
Going to miss him when he's gone. Speaking of Manu it would be really nice to see him end his career with another championship. Of course he still has another year left after this.
2 years, 2 months ago on Video: The spotlight is on Ginobili | May
I agree about the Manu vs Harden thing. Again I don't think we'll see Manu do much in this series. I just hope he cuts down on his turnovers and stops jacking up 3's.
2 years, 2 months ago on Spurs Round Table: Key matchups & more in Spurs, Thunder WCF matchup | May
face it Manu's finished for the season. I just hope he doesn't turn the ball over a million times and can still bring some contribution still.
2 years, 2 months ago on Previewing the conference finals: Spurs vs. Thunder positional matchups | May
He still has a ways to becoming the next Manu. Until he can swat a flying rodent from mid air he won't match up to Manu. Having said that he still can improve and become better than Manu. It'll be interesting. Manu's been struggling badly so we'll see if he can come out of it and who will be the better player.
2 years, 2 months ago on (Video) A look at Ginobili, Harden | May
I've been very dissapointed with Manu. He's looked horrible for the most part of these playoffs and has been making bad decisions and shots. At this point we might as well not play him much.
2 years, 2 months ago on Even with 24-point lead, Clippers can’t stop Spurs (3-0) | May
I guess it doesn't matter. Manu's already as rusty as it comes. Hopefully the other players are not rusty and will step it up.
2 years, 2 months ago on Manu hoping Clips, Grizzlies' series goes the distance | May
@Joey @kmgospurs so you're content with him having 6 points, 4 assists, and 3 turnovers and a rebound or two for the rest of the playoffs?
2 years, 2 months ago on Parker becomes leader, Spurs better for it | May
why do they say it was Manu's team at one time? It never has. He's always been behind Tim and Tony especially since he's always been a sixth man. As for Tony I hope he can continue to keep it up . He's been amazing. I just only hope Manu wakes up eventually during the playoffs. I don't know if it's because the starters already get a huge lead so he feels he doesn't have to do much but he's been sleepwalking through the playoffs lately and really hasn't been trying too much.
well how much rustier can Manu get?
2 years, 2 months ago on The case of Rest vs. Rust | May
Manu continues to struggle and not play well at all. He was awful. Thankfully the other guys stepped up and will continue to step up like they did.
2 years, 2 months ago on Spurs crush Jazz, take 2-0 series lead | May