One of the problems with blind admiration for a player is that it's hard to acknowledge that they've reached the end of their career. Those who believe he's still the player he was 5 years ago will never admit that he's not and that he just can't bring it on a consistent basis any longer.
It's like that song 'You're always 17 in your hometown', in the eyes of those who worship Manu, he'll never be a source of the Spurs failures, it's always the fault of someone else, that he did everything he could to win the game and he wasn't given the support he needed....
So I say we just blame everyone else and quit picking on Manu, it's not fair..
Since you can't fix stupid, at least you should be able to prosecute it!