The French base of the San Antonio Spurs, Tony Paker, praised his teammate in Buenos Aires today, the Argentine guard Manu Ginobili, whom he described as a «legend of the NBA“And guaranteed that his presence” will be key to helping the youngest. “
«Manu is a legend of the NBA. I have no doubts that he is one of the best players in the history of basketball and very special because you never expect what he ends up doing on the court. You rarely see things like that, “said the Frenchman at a press conference.
“It is important to have people like him on the squad because he always appears in difficult and decisive moments. In addition, his presence will be key to help the youngest in teaching the Spurs style, “added the player, 35 years old.
He called the extension of Ginobili’s contract with the San Antonio team “big news”.
«This is great news. I can’t believe that we will share a new season even though it will be long for both of us. I am sure that we are going to need his leadership on the field and outside because he is definitely one of our references, “he said.
He commended coach Gregg Popovich for trusting the seasoned squad, such as himself and Ginobili, whom many commentators describe as “old for the game.” NBA«.
«Since we became champions in 2014, everyone says that we are old for the NBA. We honestly do not listen to those who say about it, it works for us and we always fight upstairs. There is a great merit of Popovich in that, “he emphasized.
“I am better from the injury and the truth is that I am very happy about it because when it happened to me, I was very scared and I feared the worst. I can walk without difficulties and little by little I run. I hope to return in the best shape, “he emphasized about the injury he suffered at the end of the season in the series against the Houston Rockets. EFE