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Two weeks to training camp… Manu Ginobili the modern superhero

Sep 17, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

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The wait is almost over. We’re two weeks from training camp, and the start of the 2012-2013 NBA season. Basketball is almost back. As we get closer we’ll be bringing you reminders of why this game is awesome, what you’ve missed, and what to look forward to.

He shouldn’t be able to do it, honestly. Manu Ginobili isn’t the most athletically gifted guy on the floor, even if he does have great ups. But Ginobili pushes himself and his skills, not his abilities, his skills, to a place where your athleticism, all your power and strength are worthless. He’s just better. He’s going to make the play, he’s going to hit the shot, he’s going to deliver the pass, he’s going to draw the foul, and he’s going to sneak by you time and time again. He never stops, he never hesitates, and he’s always in control, reaching for that next gadget in the utility belt. I’d call him Batman but he and the winged rodents don’t get along.

If he’s not superhuman, he sure pulls off a convincing act.

  1. dysraw1 - Sep 17, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    a true contributor with a solid franchise a joy to watch

  2. Zammael - Sep 17, 2012 at 11:48 AM


  3. dewangibson - Sep 17, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    “Manu Ginobili isn’t the most athletically gifted guy on the floor…” Why do white players always get that label? Even when they are really-really athletic. It’s 2012. “White Men Can’t Jump” came out 20 years ago. A white player can be athletic and a black player can outsmart his opponents.

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