I said last game that I was worried that it might be the last time we saw vintage Manu Ginobili. Forget I said that. That was stupid of me to say. It was stupid of me to insinuate that Father Time could ever claim him. After tonight, I think he can play as long as he wants.
He looked spry in the early part of the game, hitting some fancy layups and eliciting the delight of the commentators. Maybe he got a little tired after that, so he went back to three-point line to do the rest of his damage, especially in the fourth quarter. The commentators loved that even more, but then the Spurs lost anyway. Not fair. C.J. McCollum ruined this night for Ginobili. Has he ever heard of “respect your elders”?
Most people have. That’s the reason he doesn’t get any hate anymore for being a huge flopper. Seriously. When was the last time you saw someone bring that up? Besides me just now.