But the first time Ferry knew the Spurs' frenetic guard was fearless — when he realized no one needed to question the size of Ginobili's Spaldings — came more than three years ago when Ginobili stood his ground against his own coach. |
The Spurs were in the midst of a fourth-quarter comeback against Dallas when Ginobili threw a wrap-around pass into the stands. In the locker room after the game, Gregg Popovich screamed at Ginobili, "What did you do that for?"
Ginobili looked at Popovich and shrugged. "It's what I do," he said. "It's who I am."
Ferry and Steve Kerr arched their eyebrows, waiting for their coach to explode. Instead, Popovich, mouth agape, just stared at Ginobili, unsure what to say.
I read this article this morning and loved this part, just imagining the look on Pop's face.