In a Q&A session with the media today after a team practice, Manu Ginobili stated he went through a lot of emotions during contract negotiations with the San Antonio Spurs. In the end, I am sure fans are happy he will be with the team for another three years and even said he is willing to pick up the tab for season ticket holders. Of course he was kidding.
"I was a little upset, then understanding, and then I just let it go," Ginobili said. "I went through all the moods possible, and now it's gone. We are good friends again. We love each other again."
Ginobili on whether he will pay the season tickets for those season ticket holders who would not renew if he wasn't a part of the team next season:
Q: Does this mean you're going to pay for their tickets next year?
A: (Laughing again) "It's on me. It's on my tab."
Ginobili on whether he will play beyond the contract well into his late 30's:
Q: Does this contract mean you'll end your career with the Spurs?
A: "No idea. There are a lot of players who play over 35 years old. I don't know how I'm going to feel, so I'll take it year-by-year. Well, not year-by-year (laughing) but three years by three years. When this contract ends in three years, I'll figure it out."
Now Manu, about you picking up the tab for season ticket holders?
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