GINOBILI STILL HAS TIME FOR REDEMPTION
Manu Ginobili has been playing horrid basketball as of late and has been a total non-factor for the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals. The guard has career-lows in almost every statistical category; age seems to be catching up with him.
Ginobili Still Has Time for Redemption
Excellent Read! Hit that nail Right on the HEAD!! :thumb
Manu had been the BIGGEST Missing Piece to the Finals Puzzle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I wholeheartedly believe Manu will have one or two breakout games coming!!!!
I know a lot of Spurs fans had given up on Manu, but I haven't yet.
I know deep down Manu is 100% HEART and DETERMINATION and PASSION for the GAME and winning the Championship because he is a Champion by Blood and a HOF!
I am not expecting a miracle or being unrealistic. I know age had slowed Manu down of his super athletic moves BUT that is NOT what is causing him to play poorly this PO esp the finals.
Manu had enough time to recover physically and work on his body to stay healthy by Pop preserving his minutes all season long to keep him fresh for the PO.....
PLUS Manu said recently that he WOULD LIKE TO PLAY 2 MORE YEARS. Obviously Manu knows his body can take 2 more years so with less minutes played he will manager to play a lesser role and survive in his own judged mind.
I believe Manu is still trying to adjust his game so he can still be competitive and help this team win more games.
I can see Manu Now has some Mental BLOCKS that is slowing his effective role here....I believe since Manu had been injured for so long, he had became super careful not to do those AGGRESSIVE moves because of two things IMO:
1. Getting injured or maybe aggravating an old injury:
I know Manu is still capable of atrociously ATTACK the basket, but he is leaning towards doing safer moves so he will last longer in the PO. Nothing wrong with that so far in the PO. However after watching Miami's Guard Wade aka Flash last night, I want to tell Manu FORGET the fear of injury now... Just do it Manu!! Do whatever you can do, this is the PO and there is no tomorrow....Chances are super stars HOF's as Manu, TD, and TP will get the call majority of the time. So take your chances and go ahead and be as aggressive as you can Manu. Don't be over cautious any more....Please stop attempt any long or short jump shots... You will IGNITE the whole WORLD if you attack the basket and be your normal Manu the instigator that Brings FEAR in opponents despite you being slowed down now.
2. Manu is afraid not to get the foul:
I can see Manu's frustration how he thought he was fouled at that point but a lot of times those refs are not calling those ticky tack fouls... Yes you need to let them know, but Pop said in the huddle don't expect to get the call all the time, move on and live with it....Don't dwell on that because you are slower on D when you are still thinking about that foul...Recover Quicker than that...Please..
If all Spurs players played a near perfect efficient game they will WIN despite those missed or biased calls.. Trust me Spurs will win despite those stupid non calls. Because Spurs will have enough RESERVOIR to survive despite that margin or errors from the refs.
Refs will give calls to the most aggressor team.
HESITATION happens because Manu doesn't want to mess it up and want a perfect move!!!
I am hoping Manu will reach down to his Soul during the next day and half and come to realize the TRUTH to set us all free and come back with the perfect game and put on his SUPER Manu Rope and disrupt the rhythm of the HEAT and create that MANU HAVOC that Changes Games and WINS Games.
Come on Manu!!! Create History again and do it one more time. Come Out of that Block you created around you and do it! No fear Manu can Great Things!!! Get Motivated and SHOW it! Do whatever you need to do and lead this team back. Tony is hobbled and this team NEEDS you Manu! Get it Done!!!!
You either retire a star, or you play long enough to see yourself become a benchwarmer.
Another thing I noticed on Manu that ever since the NBA started issuing FINES for the FLOP,Manu started to change his game and was never the same!!
Does anyone think this has to do with Manu's tentative steps and change of his game?
Good point kmgospurs
Maybe that is the underlying issue with Manu's mental block and confidence and he is trying to hide it with that hesitation...
I am actually now leaning towards Manu is hiding an injury now.
This is the only reason. He is playing this poor. Manu is compensating and trying to stick it but poor thing he just can't catch a break....
I had noticed Pop in the interview yesterday telling the commentator before the game 4 that he NEVER TRUSTS MANU to tell him about his injury. That had to go a long way of why Manu had never recovered from his injuries in the past. Since Manu HATES sitting and waiting to heal.... Pop lost all trust in Manu to say the true injury Manu is feeling.
So I guess Manu can be still used by Pop as a DECOY!!! Still since he is a super star he will still occupy the floor and try to facilitate and try to play D or do whatever he can to get Spurs some rhythm. You never know maybe he can catch some lucky shot like he did in the GSW game....:wink
Go Manu Go!
Manu has at least TWO games to get his act in gear.
Enough with the speculation about 'what's wrong with Manu?' If Pop is determined to sink or swim with Manu and Manu keeps playing at the level he's been playing then the Spurs are done.
For heaven's sakes folks the Spurs are a NEGATIVE 22 points when he's on the floor during the playoffs., How much more proof do we need that his game has deserted him? And guess what, the coaching staff didn't have a backup plan for this eventuality. Nobody is ready to step into the role of facilitator for the 2nd unit even though the writing has been on the wall for over a year that Manu was near the end of his career.
Hamstrings? With those dunks he's had?
Yeah, let's humor the idea that he's running on bad hamstrings. What about the bad turnovers? Why is it so hard for people to just accept that he's old and can't do it anymore? I won't be too hard on those people, because I'm also hoping that he suddenly gets that magic back for two more wins.
Do you think Manu would turn the ball over because of him being half injured. Maybe. Why not? Speed is one part of being healthy. I am not saying age has nothing to do with it. Sure! Part of it is Age. But to me it seems mostly it has to be either Mental Block or Hobbled Hammy!
Let us hope Manu and all Spurs got the good rest in that extra day and will come back with all the HUEVO to finish those Pesky Heat who won't go away...
San Antonio Spurs 2013 Statistics - Team and Player Stats - ESPN
In the post season Manu is averaging his lowest turnovers in 6 years, and also his highest
assist/TO ratio in 6 years. Technically this is his best year taking care of the basketball.
its seems like aliens from space jam movie steal his talent...
If he's going to get his mojo back, tonight has got to be the night. Come on, Manu!!
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MANU FREAKING GINOBILIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
I hope he's got one more like this in him. It makes a huge difference.
Brilliant Pop move to start Manu so he didn't have to carry a unit.
Way to go team. Gino is back!!!
1 more win folks!
SEE How I was right.... You NEVER Underestimate the HEART of this Champion MANU!
You Rock when you play like that! You took it upon yourself to bring the TRUTH to set us all FREE!!! And you did it!!!!
Manu was DA MAN!!!!
He Brought FEAR and THRILL into this game!!! This is the GREATEST Missing Piece of that PUZZLE revealed MANU!
WELL DONE my Friend Manu! Very Very Well played and executed!
Brilliant Basketbabll IQ that can MOVE the WROLD!!! Legend HOF GREAT CHAMPION MANU!!!!
Spurs are so Blessed to have MANU here...Arg Be Proud of MANU! One of the GREATEST Basketball HOF! No one can deny his Legacy!
NOW we need our Spurs to NEVER get so high but stay on earth and humble and approach next game as if they were down 3-0~~~
Go Spurs Go!
**** KEEP IT UP! GO MANU! GO SPURS! FIRST OF ALL GO SPURS! A TEAM GAME! WE NEED ALL ON DECK! Tony played his butt off tonight too and Tim did too! Danny Green and Leonard too! All IN HERE! WE NEED ALL TO DO THIS! Tonight we had all.
Yep it is a TEAM GAME and we need first thing first.
First we need our BIG THREE to BRING it!!!!
Second we need our Role players to Play TEAM Basketball and put in their best effort to get it done!
Third of all we need some luck and health!!!
All Spurs TEAM have to play on the same page and at the same time to get the goal of Championship done!
Manu was a HUGE piece missing now we have that back!!!!!
We now can proceed with no FEAR!
The GIANT had been awaken!
We can't win this Championship without MANU being MANU!
Tony had been CONSISTENTLY leading the team all year long and now in the PO too. Timmy had been doing his job VERY Well.
Now we had solved that PUZZLE and no team should ever beat our Spurs!!
WATCH out HEAT!!!
I saw LBJ and WADE after this Spurs win game 5... They looked VERY DEFEATED!!!
Now we can put all the PRESSURE on Miami and play SPURS TEAM BBALL and get one more win done GAME 6 is our Spurs!!
Go Spurs Go :rock
You can't keep a good MANu down! GO! SPURS! GO!
Stop turning over the ball, and the title comes back to South Texas...
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