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LOOKBACK: Best NBA second-round draft steals of the modern era

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Spurs to retire Manu Ginobili's jersey in March ceremony

Oct 31, 2018 - 9:11 AM

The Argentinian star is one of only two players to win an NBA title, a EuroLeague crown and an Olympic gold medal

TRIBUTE. Manu Ginobili will be the ninth player in Spurs history to have his jersey number retired.

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Aug 28, 2018 - 9:02 PM

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Manu Ginobili retires from NBA

Aug 28, 2018 - 8:28 AM

After 16 years in San Antonio, the Argentine wizard hangs up his spurs

END OF AN ERA. Everyone from San Antonio Spurs' "Big Three" is now gone with Manu Ginobili's retirement. File photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP


Amid tough time, Spurs play spoilers in Warriors’ sweep bid

Apr 23, 2018 - 9:27 AM

(UPDATED) Manu Ginobil stars as San Antonio continues to miss coach Popovich, while Bucks edge Celtics to level own series

RESILIENT. Manu Ginobili and the San Antonio Spurs make sure that Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors won’t take the ball – and the series – from them that easily. Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images/AFP

Manu Ginobili, age 40, heats up Phoenix with history-making 21 points off the bench

Jan 06, 2018 - 7:42 PM

A 9-hour sleep can go a long way for Ginobili

FOREVER YOUNG. Other players over 40 have scored 20 points in a game, but only Ginobili has done so in under 20 minutes. Photo by Mike Erhmann/Getty Images North America/AFP

Spurs re-sign Manu Ginobili, age 40, for two more years

Aug 25, 2017 - 1:58 PM

The two year deal should see Ginobili end his NBA career with the team he began it with

STAYING PUT. Manu Ginobili will join Tim Duncan and Tony Parker as the third player in San Antonio history to play at least 16 seasons with the club. File photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Ginobili set to return for Spurs – reports

Jul 19, 2017 - 12:48 PM

Manu Ginobili is finalizing terms on a new deal for at least one more season with San Antonio

Farewell, Manu Ginobili

May 23, 2017 - 7:43 PM

Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Western Conference Finals may have been the curtain call of the incomparable Manu Ginobili

EMOTIONAL. Manu Ginobili #20 of the San Antonio Spurs reacts in the second half as head coach Gregg Popovich looks on during Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Spurs legend Manu Ginobili to take time over future

May 23, 2017 - 7:40 PM

The 39 year old Argentine star left the court to a resounding ovation as San Antonio s season ended

LAST GAME? Manu Ginobili waves as he leaves the court after the Golden State Warriors defeated the San Antonio Spurs in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Western Conference Finals. Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors back in NBA Finals after sweeping Spurs

May 23, 2017 - 11:38 AM

UPDATED Golden State sweeps its way to its third consecutive NBA Finals appearance

BACK IN THE FINALS. Stephen Curry reacts on the bench as Golden State sweeps San Antonio in the 2017 NBA Western Conference Finals. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

The legendary depth of the San Antonio Spurs

May 10, 2017 - 9:05 PM

From Parker Ginobili and Leonard the Spurs have been able to spot talent that others have overlooked

DEEP ROSTER. Perhaps the Spurs should try finding actual gems buried in the earth, because they've sure had the magic touch in finding gems in basketball. Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images/AFP

Ginobili blocks Harden's game-tying 3 as Spurs win Game 5 in OT

May 10, 2017 - 11:40 AM

San Antonio grabs control of their series against Houston with a 3 2 lead

CLUTCH PLAY. Manu Ginobili turned back the clock - and James Harden's game-tying attempt - in Game 5. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Spurs honor Tim Duncan's jersey retirement with win over Pelicans

Dec 19, 2016 - 12:36 PM

Spurs players sport 21 on their socks to honor the big man who led the team to 5 NBA championships

HONORED. Tim Duncan and his children watch on as his jersey number 21 is raised to the rafters. Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images/AFP

After Rio exit, NBA stars Ginobili, Parker end international careers

Aug 18, 2016 - 9:49 AM

After their teams defeats in the quarterfinal round Spurs teammates Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker say goodbye to international hoops

Spain gets first basketball win despite security scare

Aug 12, 2016 - 1:40 PM

In other action Lithuania emerged victorious against Argentina

Tim Duncan unsure of NBA return after playoff exit

May 14, 2016 - 4:20 AM

Five time NBA champion Tim Duncan has given no indication whether or not he ll retire after the Spurs were eliminated by the Oklahoma City Thunder

UNCERTAIN FUTURE. Tim Duncan gazes out into space during what may have been his final NBA game. Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images/AFP

NBA admits ref errors in Spurs-Thunder thriller

May 04, 2016 - 12:05 PM

Refs admit a foul should have been called on Thunder guard Dion Waiters when he inbounded the ball and used an elbow to shunt aside Manu Ginobili

HECTIC FINISH. Referees crew chief Ken Mauer said that officials should have called a foul on a rare inbounds play they had never seen before at the end of Tuesday's thriller. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Spurs top Celtics for milestone win by Duncan, Parker, Ginobili

Nov 02, 2015 - 3:25 PM

Tim Duncan Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili post their record 541st win together and record the most victories by a threesome in NBA history

WINNING TRIO. The Spurs' Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker are now the winningest threesome in NBA history. They are seen here in this file photo posing with their championship rings in 2014. Photo by LARRY W. SMITH/EPA

Bulls dominate reigning NBA champion Spurs

Jan 23, 2015 - 4:49 PM

The Chicago Bulls routed the defending champion San Antonio Spurs 104 81 behind a 22 point performance from Derrick Rose and a double double from all star game starter Pau Gasol

Derrick Rose goes to the rim in a rout win over the Spurs. Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images/AFP

Obama toasts, teases NBA champion Spurs

Jan 13, 2015 - 2:07 PM

If you guys need any tips on winning back to back you know where to find me second term president Obama tells the Spurs

US President Barack Obama (R), with Tim Duncan (L), Manu Ginobili (2L) and Tony Parker (2R) accepts a jersey during a ceremony to honor the 2014 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs. Photo by Shawn Thew/EPA

The nastiest dunks of 2014

Dec 21, 2014 - 8:14 AM

Rappler s list of the nastiest throw downs from the NBA FIBA and the PBA

NBA wRap: Spurs lose in triple OT again

Dec 20, 2014 - 7:10 PM

Damian Lillard explodes for 43 points as Portland sends San Antonio to its second straight triple overtime loss

DAME'S GOT GAME. Portland's Damian Lillard (R) drives against San Antonio's Manu Ginobili (C). Photo by D. Clarke Evans / NBAE / Getty Images / AFP

Spurs shine brightest in 2014

Dec 20, 2014 - 8:00 AM

The San Antonio Spurs wins its 5th NBA title in 2014 showing the secret to long term success is strong leadership and developing young talent

BIG THREE. The Spurs' big three (L to R) Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, and Manu Ginobili have brought multiple titles to the franchise. Photo by Andy Lyons/AFP

NBA wRap: LeBron fumbles as Spurs beat Cavs

Nov 20, 2014 - 4:21 PM

LeBron James loses the game for the Cavs as he fumbles a dribble at halfcourt and turns the ball over in the dying seconds

DISAPPOINTED. LeBron James reacts after being called for a foul during the first half against the San Antonio Spurs. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

NBA wRap: Dwight takes flight as Rockets remain unbeaten

Nov 07, 2014 - 4:47 PM

Dwight Howard takes flight on 6 alley oop plays and dominates the paint with 32 points and 16 rebounds

DOMINANT. Dwight Howard was a beast in the paint in their game against the Spurs. File photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Spurs Big Three set for likely last ride

Oct 24, 2014 - 5:08 PM

The trio have become the winningest threesome in post season history with 117 playoff game victories along with 4 championships together

ONE LAST DANCE? Is it going to be the last ride for San Antonio's Big Three? Can they make it to back-to-back titles? Photo by Ashley Landis

Alba Berlin defeats NBA champion Spurs in Global Games

Oct 09, 2014 - 11:25 PM

Alba became the first German team to beat an NBA side with Jamel McLean scoring the hosts winning points right at the final buzzer to seal a dramatic win

GLOBAL DISASTER. Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs is smothered by Alba defenders. Photo by Tobias Schwarz/AFP

Back-to-back titles remain Spurs' unfulfilled goal

Sep 29, 2014 - 3:09 PM

The Spurs simply have no match in the last two decades in terms of longevity at or near the top writes columnist Bert Ramirez

The San Antonio Spurs have won 5 championships in 15 years but have yet to win back-to-back titles. They’re hoping this season changes that. Photo by Ashley Landis/EPA

Popovich assures Spurs won't be complacent in title defense

Sep 27, 2014 - 4:21 PM

San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich has no fear of complacency from his veteran trio of Tim Duncan Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili as they embark on their NBA title defense

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich doesn't think his team will suffer an NBA title hangover. Photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Facing Gilas Pilipinas - Argentina

Aug 28, 2014 - 2:14 AM

Take a closer look at the Argentinian national basketball team which will face Gilas Pilipinas in Group B of the FIBA World Cup

Argentina’s Luis Scola (center) of the Indiana Pacers will be their primary weapon with Manu Ginobili essentially retired from international basketball. Photo by Georgi Licovski/EPA

Mavericks owner rips 'corrupt' IOC after Paul George freak injury

Aug 04, 2014 - 2:59 AM

The greatest trick ever played was the IOC convincing the world that the Olympics were about patriotism and national pride instead of money said Mark Cuban

Paul George being taken out from the arena on a stretcher after suffering a compound fracture during a Team USA scrimmage. Photo by LVNB/Glenn Pinkerton

Spurs refuse to release Ginobili for FIBA World Cup, says Argentina

Aug 01, 2014 - 2:10 AM

Manu Ginobili won t be allowed by the San Antonio Spurs to play for his home country Argentina in the FIBA World Cup where they are grouped together with Gilas Pilipinas

NO SPAIN FOR GINOBILI. San Antonio Spurs guard is not being allowed to play for his native Argentina at the FIBA World Cup. Photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

Is San Antonio the best NBA team of the 21st century?

Jun 22, 2014 - 1:40 AM

After winning their fourth title of the century and fifth overall the San Antonio Spurs have made a great case for themselves as the NBA s best team since 2001

DOMINANCE. The San Antonio Spurs celebrate their fifth NBA title after defeating the Miami Heat in 5 games. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

San Antonio Spurs celebrate NBA title with parade

Jun 19, 2014 - 1:39 PM

The San Antonio Spurs celebrated their fifth title in franchise history with a parade and floats down river walk

Tony Parker and the San Antonio Spurs bask in the celebratory greetings from their hometown fans. Photo by Ashley Landis/EPA

Holding Court - Spurs trump individual talent with teamwork

Jun 18, 2014 - 7:48 PM

Columnist Bert Ramirez breaks down how the San Antonio Spurs were able to dismantle the two time defending champion Miami Heat with ease

CLASS OVER FLASH. Tony Parker (L), Tim Duncan (C) and Manu Ginobili celebrate another championship won with simple fundamentals and prioritizing the team concept over individual performances. Photo by Ashley Landis/EPA

9 moments from NBA Finals 2014 Game 5

Jun 16, 2014 - 12:43 PM

Relive Game 5 of the 2014 NBA Finals in these 9 images showing key moments of the San Antonio Spurs victory

Spurs earn payback on Heat, claim 2014 NBA title

Jun 16, 2014 - 10:48 AM

Heat starts out strong but the Spurs storms back in the 2nd quarter and never looks back for a 104 87 Game 5 win to clinch the NBA title

FRANCHISE CORNERSTONE. Kawhi Leonard delivered a solid performance in the 2014 NBA Finals. Photo by Andy Lyons/AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: NBA Finals 2014 Game 5

Jun 15, 2014 - 11:54 PM

Rappler s live blog of game five of the 2014 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs

Spurs dominate Heat again, take 3-1 lead

Jun 13, 2014 - 11:49 AM

The Spurs put on another basketball clinic as the Heat fail to equalize the series and are now in a 3 1 hole in the NBA Finals

Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: NBA Finals 2014 Game 4

Jun 12, 2014 - 9:30 PM

Rappler s live blog of game four of the 2014 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs

Spurs bury Heat in Game 3 for 2-1 series lead

Jun 11, 2014 - 11:52 AM

The 22 year old Kawhi Leonard exploded for 29 points at Miami s homecourt as the Spurs took a 2 1 series lead in the Finals

SPURS ON FIRE. San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard (L) led the charge as the Spurs embarrassed LeBron James (R) and the Heat in their homecourt. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

HIGHLIGHTS: NBA Finals 2014 Game 3

Jun 10, 2014 - 9:30 PM

Rappler s live blog of game three of the 2014 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs

Dwyane Wade fined for Game 2 flop

Jun 10, 2014 - 2:01 PM

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade was slapped with a 5 000 USD fine for flopping after he over exaggerated a foul in Game two of the NBA finals

CHEAP HEAT. Dwyane Wade was fined for a flop against Manu Ginobili in Game 2. Photo by Ashley Landis/EPA

LeBron scores 35, leads Heat to Game 2 win

Jun 09, 2014 - 11:00 AM

LeBron took matters into his own hands in the third quarter and then got help late in the game as the Heat even the series vs Spurs at 1 1

HIGHLIGHTS: NBA Finals 2014 Game 2

Jun 09, 2014 - 6:59 AM

Rappler s live blog of game two of the 2014 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs

Duncan leads Spurs to game 1 win over Heat

Jun 06, 2014 - 11:51 AM

Duncan scores 21 points on 9 10 shooting to lead the Spurs over the Heat in game 1 of the NBA Finals

Tim Duncan (21)  takes a shot over Chris Bosh (1). Photo by Eric Gay/EPA

HIGHLIGHTS: NBA Finals 2014 Game 1

Jun 05, 2014 - 9:24 PM

Rappler s live blog of game one of the 2014 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs

INFOGRAPHIC: #Throwback NBA Finals 2013

Jun 05, 2014 - 1:31 AM

Take a trip down memory lane in this throwback infographic of NBA Finals 2013 between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs

Ibaka's return sparks Thunder win over Spurs

May 26, 2014 - 2:28 PM

Thunder Forward Serge Ibaka who was ruled out of the playoffs due to a calf injury returns to action and sparks Oklahoma s win over the Spurs

IBLOCKA. Serge Ibaka blocks Tim Duncan's shot providing the much-needed defensive presence for the Thunder. Photo by Tyler Smith/EPA