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Ginobili nearly quit: 'I felt negative, fed up'

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07:15 AM ET 08.21 | In a wide-ranging interview with Argentine newspaper La Nacion, Manu Ginobili was asked just how close he came to retiring. "By the end of the season -- and I mean the regular season and not the playoffs -- I thought about it a lot. I was so tired of it. I hadn't suffered a muscle strain in my whole life and I went through three in four months. I felt negative, fed up. And I thought about retiring. I hadn't come close to making up my mind but I thought it was something I had to discuss with my wife, 'what if ... ?' She told me that it was my decision and she was fine either way. But when I recovered physically I started to feel better about it all. When the season ended I grieved for 48, 72 hours and I didn't feel retired. I knew something was missing, that I still wanted to play."

San Antonio Express-News

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August 21, 2013  07:37 AM ET

This site is still effed up!


Anyways, the way Manu played in the playoffs, he looks like he retired already. Wasn't he playing for the other team?

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August 21, 2013  08:30 AM ET

Quit While You're Still Ahead, Bro.

August 21, 2013  08:31 AM ET

The Nose knows he stunk it up in the Finals.

August 21, 2013  08:55 AM ET

He shoulda got fired

August 21, 2013  08:55 AM ET

He shoulda got fired

August 21, 2013  08:55 AM ET

He shoulda got fired

August 21, 2013  08:55 AM ET

He shoulda got fired

August 21, 2013  08:58 AM ET

OBIWAN GINOBILI!!!!!!

August 21, 2013  09:36 AM ET

Should have retired. He gave LBJ his 2nd ring. Pop knows it!

August 21, 2013  09:36 AM ET

FUBAR

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August 21, 2013  11:04 AM ET

Lunch is right!!!

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August 21, 2013  11:19 AM ET

There's no sense posting if your post is posted after the first page. Nobody gets to see anything after the first page....lol

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August 21, 2013  12:03 PM ET

"There's no sense posting if your post is posted after the first page. Nobody gets to see anything after the first page....lol"


Yep!

 
August 21, 2013  12:04 PM ET

Dunk!



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