Spurs fans, and NBA fans, are in for a rare treat — an extended interview with the Spurs’ best interview, Manu Ginobili. There’s nothing to pump up here, it’s Manu doing his thing. If you’re familiar with PtR’s translations of his articles for Argentinian Paper, La Nacion, you know that Ginobili is thoughtful, open and honest about not just basketball, but about life and the emotions and trials that come with those things. This interview is an excellent look at a future Hall of Famer holding nothing back and answering every question as openly as can be expected — sometimes even more so.
From the The Vertical:
San Antonio's Manu Ginobili joins Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical Podcast with Woj for a candid and emotional conversation about his historic basketball career. In nearly an hour of riveting conversation, Ginobili offers a moving and detailed window into his historic career, including his four NBA championships with the Spurs and unprecedented international success with Argentina on the global stage. He discusses his choppy beginnings with the Spurs, his elevation into a star and the details the devastating 2013 NBA Finals loss to Miami - and the Spurs' triumphant rise to a title again. Ginobili discusses the intimate details of the close partnership among Ginobili, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Gregg Popovich.
So do yourself a favor and check out the hour long interview, it's well worth your time.