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Manu Ginobili says he'll retire in two years

Posted on: July 15, 2011 1:08 pm
Edited on: July 15, 2011 1:17 pm
Posted by Royce Young

Hey Spurs, listen up. Here's a good reason to make sure this lockout doesn't wipe out an entire season: Because Manu Ginobili, who has two years left on his contract, said he'll probably retire after those two seasons.

So lose this year and you miss out on 50 percent of what you might have left with Manu. At least that's what he told an Argentinian website:
“The truth is that I have set the date of my retirement, but I have two years left on this contract in San Antonio, and I will reach age 36. I think it may be an appropriate age to stop playing,” Ginobili stated. “I never had the desire to play in the country and retire at home. I always thought about retiring at the highest level.”
The reason that last part is important is because there was some speculation that Ginobili, 34, would finish his NBA contract and then close his career in Europe or maybe his native Argentina. But, obviously, he's not too keen on that idea.

There's been a lot of talk about the Spurs' window closing. Talk that originated from Tony Parker, really. But it's true. The Spurs don't have a lot of time left to win with the current core. By the sounds of it, it might just be two years. Or one, depending on how things shake out.

The NBA without Manu. Tough to imagine. Don't make me miss out on one of those years. That'll be tough to forgive, NBA.

Via Project Spurs

Since: Jun 15, 2011
Posted on: July 16, 2011 8:10 pm

Manu Ginobili says he'll retire in two years

this would be sag to see Manu already retiring especially after he's really showing his full potential as a starter

Since: Jan 13, 2011
Posted on: July 15, 2011 7:44 pm

Manu Ginobili says he'll retire in two years

Tim Duncan is paid as well as he is because of the 4 titles he's helped the Spurs win, and his absolute loyalty to the organization throughout his career. And it isn't as if he's always injured (see Shaq) or con no longer play well (see Shaq- thanks for retiring, by the way). Tim Duncan knows what it takes to win. The same can be said for Ginobli. The guy has been a winner wherever he's played. He has a ring for 4 fingers as well. He's been loyal to the Spurs, too (though injured a bit more than Timmy). And he can still play at a very high level now.

Cherish the time you have with two of the best players of our time, and don't be so quick to kick them to the curb and move on. If you're a true Spurs fan, enjoy these stars while they're still in your sky- even if the dawn is breaking and they'll soon be gone. The next generation will be here soon enough. 

Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: July 15, 2011 4:01 pm

Manu Ginobili says he'll retire in two years

Now only if you would take a paycut for the better meant of your company. Shut up please!!!

Since: Jan 19, 2008
Posted on: July 15, 2011 2:42 pm

Manu Ginobili says he'll retire in two years

This is actually good news for SA-Town. Hopefully his retirement in 2013 will free up enough cap room for the Spurs to sign a legit All-Star free agent that summer who can kickstart the inevitable process of re-building a dynasty. Now if only Duncan would suck it up and take a pay cut already... I hate to admit it but he's definitely not worth the huge salary he makes anymore!

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