Friday, August 11, 2006
Ginobili went on to say that USA's dominance is "a part of the past". Ginobili, who has averaged less than 13 points in his NBA career, only plays 27 minutes per game for the Spurs and he'll have to do a lot more than that against a USA squad that is the face of the NBA for the next 10 years. Manu would probably need to drop 50 for Argentina to win, and the chances of that happening are not nearly as good as the chances of his big nose poking someone's eye out.
And if you are bringing up his NBA stats in an attempt to discredit him, you should note that he is the second most important player on a NBA championship winner team (the '04 Spurs), and could have easily won the MVP in that series. Also, please note that Manu is still a top-three player (along with Duncan and Parker) on a perennial championship contender....
He was a very important role player in the finals and still is for the Spurs. Let's see how he handles being a focal point.
You need to get a clue.