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  1. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Manu Ginobili tweets that he has a deal to remain a Spur for two more years. The Spurs are the kings of efficient deals, but aging stars are a new test of a system that has basically been three big deals and everyone else cheap and replaceable. There...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  2. Manu Ginobili's secret stories

    Henry Abbott

    When NBA players who speak English as a second language revert to their original tongues, they tend to get more interesting. ESPN's Alvaro Martin and Carlos Morales on the stories Manu Ginobili tells when he speaks Spanish. ...

    Blog | June 08, 2013
  3. Gregg Popovich builds young players

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Memphis lost to a team that has always been more aggressive about developing young talent. Of all the things coaches hate, globally televised boneheaded mistakes surely top the list. They happen. Not even the most ve...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  4. Gregg Popovich, cooking omelettes

    Henry Abbott

    Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News writes about how mad Gregg Popovich was at Manu Ginobili for a contested long 3 with 44 seconds left. Then the Argentine hit the game-winning 3 at the end of the second overtime, which changed everythi...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  5. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News: Tony Parker shook hands with the Spaniards, then made one, final Olympic gesture. He smashed his goggles onto the floor. A few hours later, near the same spot where pieces of plastic had skidded, Manu Gino...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  6. The Spurs' tricky road back to relevance

    Henry Abbott

    The Spurs have three stars: Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker. Duncan was an obvious choice, but R.C. Buford and his staff were masterful in identifying the latter two stars with low draft picks. Can they do something like that again? T...

    Blog | May 02, 2011
  7. Gregg Popovich's big plays

    Henry Abbott

    The Spurs had the game (season, and era, too) on the line repeatedly in Wednesday night's thriller against Memphis. Sebastian Pruiti of NBA Playbook examines San Antonio's progression of heart-stopping possessions: A broken play that led to Manu G...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  8. Rondo assists in stealing the show

    Henry Abbott

    The teams with the NBA's two best records met Wednesday as the San Antonio Spurs visited the Boston Celtics. Despite Manu Ginobili scoring 24 points, including 20 in the fourth quarter (career high for fourth quarter), the Spurs lost their second str...

    Blog | January 06, 2011
  9. Gregg Popovich rests his players

    Henry Abbott

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images Not mounting a late comeback against the Knicks: Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan and Tony Parker. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich values rest more than most NBA coaches. He loves seeing his best players on the bench, when...

    Blog | January 05, 2011
  10. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News: "A year ago, in this game, Manu Ginobili did some negotiating. First, he stuck 43 points on the Magic. Then he lamented he might not be doing this much longer for the Spurs. 'I played eight years here,' he...

    Blog | November 23, 2010
  11. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Remind me again why Manu Ginobili isn't up there near the top of the desirable free agent list? It's a big hoops debate: To foul or not to foul when up three. On video, several Washington Wizards talk it out. Just as it's hard to get basketball peo...

    Blog | April 06, 2010
  12. Manu Ginobili's iron will

    Henry Abbott

    My favorite part of Manu Ginobili's big block of Kevin Durant is that Ginobili said afterwards that he expected to get dunked on. Everyone loves to shame players who are dunked on, but if you're playing the best defense you can, you'll get dunked ...

    Blog | February 25, 2010
  13. Manu Ginobili's uncertain future in San Antonio

    Henry Abbott

    By Graydon Gordian of 48 Minutes of Hell Wednesday morning the Argentinean newspaper Clarin published an interview with Manu Ginobili that caught San Antonio Spurs fans by surprise. "I no longer expect a contract extension," said Ginobili. "At ...

    Blog | January 20, 2010
  14. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott Delightfully simple. The second video on this page shows Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan working together to get a dunk. There's not a single unique skill on display. Chris Kaman fronts Tim Duncan, so Duncan seals him in front, prote...

    Blog | December 14, 2009
  15. Manu Ginobili and the little things

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott If you have an internet connection (and I know you do) then you have undoubtedly already seen the amazing Manu Ginobili defending innocent NBA games from evil Halloween bat assaults. It's a great thing. I mean, honestly, have yo...

    Blog | November 02, 2009
  16. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News: "By now, the video has flown around the world, which is more than can be said of one of its stars. The bat that Spurs guard Manu Ginobili swatted from midair during Saturday's game at the AT&T Center...

    Blog | November 02, 2009