Animated Short Imagines The San Antonio Spurs As A Commando Team

Here is a fun cartoon that comes from the creative minds at BallerBall, that imagines the Spurs—led by Pop, natch—as a wrongfully convicted commando team who subsequently escape prison and hide "in plain sight as the most boring team in professional sports." The whole seven minutes is like that, a pretty funny mix… » 1/08/15 5:30pm 1/08/15 5:30pm

Did Manu Ginobili Dunk On Chris Bosh With A Stress Fracture In His Leg?

Manu Ginobili has a slight stress fracture in his right leg, first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski, and the Argentine could miss this summer's FIBA World Cup. The injury reportedly occurred "late in San Antonio's championship season," which begs the question: did old-ass Manu Ginobili, with a fractured leg, dunk on… » 7/02/14 8:15pm 7/02/14 8:15pm

Manu Ginobili Got The Brilliant Finale He Needed

So many of the San Antonio Spurs played perfect games last night that it's impossible to pick out a single performance as the one that sealed the franchise's fifth championship. You could point to Patty Mills raining threes, Kawhi Leonard's stunning two-way dominance, or even Tim Duncan's steady hand in the post. But… » 6/16/14 10:36am 6/16/14 10:36am

Old-Ass Manu Ginobili Dunks; AT&T Center Goes Wild

For a brief moment tonight, Manu Ginobili made everyone forget that he's 36 years old by driving to the hoop, outmuscling old-ass Ray Allen, and dunking. The San Antonio crowd predictably went insane. » 6/15/14 9:23pm 6/15/14 9:23pm

Dwyane Wade Fined $5,000 For This Ridiculous Flop

The NBA has brought swift justice against Dwyane Wade, who committed one of the most egregious flops you will ever see during last night's game against the Spurs. He will be fined $5,000 for convincing the referee that Manu Ginobili has telekinetic powers. » 6/09/14 5:29pm 6/09/14 5:29pm

Manu Ginobili Explodes Shoe

With the amount of money NBA ballers make in shoe endorsement deals, you'd think the companies could supply them with something that won't fall apart on the basketball court. » 2/26/14 9:48pm 2/26/14 9:48pm

Manu Ginobili's Contract Got Lost In A Bird Attack

The New York Times has a story about the San Antonio Spurs' legacy of fostering foreign talent, and it contains a wonderful anecdote about an offseason mishap in Argentina involving Manu Ginobili's contract, a frightened intern, and an angry bird. » 10/15/13 10:47am 10/15/13 10:47am

The Best Thing About These Finals: There Are No Goats

When Game 1 of the NBA finals ended, we expressed a hope that this series would last forever. What we've ended up with is the next best thing: seven games, with last night's overtime, instant-classic, scare-the-cat-and-wake-up-the-neighbors thriller setting up a finale on Thursday that will be the closest pro… » 6/19/13 10:33am 6/19/13 10:33am

Manu Ginobili Is The Spurs' Counterpunch, And Miami's On The Ropes

Manu Ginobili was having the worst playoff series of his life. Through the first four, he averaged just 7.5 points on 34.5 percent shooting, 1.5 rebounds, and three assists. So Gregg Popovich put him in the starting lineup. San Antonio is now one win away from another championship. Never doubt the Spurs. » 6/17/13 9:01am 6/17/13 9:01am

Miami's Big Three Bests San Antonio's Big One-And-Three-Quarters

For much of the playoffs the question had been whether LeBron James could just get some help from his teammates. By the time Game 3 of the Finals rolled around, it began to look like LeBron was fading. But in Game 4, LeBron, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh finally put a game together in the playoffs to live up to the "Big… » 6/14/13 1:49am 6/14/13 1:49am

Shane Battier And Manu Ginobili Meet For Flopping Showdown

Shane: I've been waiting for you Manu; we meet again at last. The circle is now complete, when I left you I was the learner, but now I am the master. » 6/13/13 9:52pm 6/13/13 9:52pm

No One Notices The Spurs Because No One Notices San Antonio

Here's a working barstool-grade theory as to why, during its dynastic run to four (perhaps soon five) titles since 1999, America still embraces the San Antonio Spurs with a yawn and a why are you still here? squint. This phenomenon has flustered if not baffled sports cognoscenti for years. But they play pure,… » 6/08/13 4:11pm 6/08/13 4:11pm

Same Faces, Same Result: The Spurs Are Back In The Finals

The Spurs get the "boring" label because basketball is supposed to be hard. As San Antonio heads to its fifth finals since 1999, its fourth with its multinational power trio intact, you wonder if they've made some cosmic bargain, or discovered a real-life cheat code, because the alternative—that they're just this… » 5/28/13 9:29am 5/28/13 9:29am

Jalen Rose Says Tony Allen's Flop Was Worthy Of A Pulitzer Prize

When Manu Ginobili hit Tony Allen with a flagrant foul late in last night's Grizzlies-Spurs game, Allen engaged in a truly fantastic bit of theater by pretending that Ginobili's foul had caused him to slam his head against the floor. It was a flop for the ages (which doesn't change the fact that the foul was… » 5/22/13 10:16am 5/22/13 10:16am

The Spurs May Finally Be Too Old For This Shit

It's hard to imagine the Spurs getting old. Maybe it's because they've already spent so many years as the elder statesmen of the Western Conference that we just expect them to keep doing what they do forever—consistently outplaying and outsmarting younger teams while staring down the perils of age but never quite… » 5/13/13 2:32pm 5/13/13 2:32pm

Manu Ginobili's Stumbling Heroics, In His Own Words

After a furious comeback, two overtimes, and 44 points from Steph Curry, the game that had everything came down to Manu Ginobili. But not before he nearly gave Gregg Popovich and Spurs fans a heart attack. » 5/07/13 8:55am 5/07/13 8:55am

The Unappreciated Playground Genius Of The San Antonio Spurs

Last night in San Antonio, the Oklahoma City Thunder were the sum of their parts. It was a pretty good sum, even. The Thunder were solid on the glass against the Spurs; they lit it up from three-point range; they earned plenty of points at the free-throw line. Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden went… » 5/30/12 5:21pm 5/30/12 5:21pm

Manu Ginobili Tries To Dunk From One Step Inside Foul Line, Fails…

He did manage to successfully complete two other dunks during yesterday's win over the Jazz, but neither was as much fun to watch as this. [The Basketball Jones] » 4/30/12 2:10pm 4/30/12 2:10pm

Manu Ginobili's UFO Sighting Explained

Last week Manu spotted something odd in the evening sky above LA. Rest easy, because it was just skydivers doing a night jump with flares, and not aliens come to take Sam Cassell back to his home planet. [Red Bull Air Force] » 12/14/10 11:00am 12/14/10 11:00am