San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili has been one to embrace social media early on, and utilize it to be able to deliver his own message.
This apparently was not lost on NBA fans who voted in Hoopshype's Tweeter of the Year voting. Ginobili won in a landslide with over 18,000 points and 520 #1 votes, over 400 votes over second place finisher Kobe Bryant.no comments
Former San Antonio Spurs player Pops Mensah-Bonsu, who is now playing for Galatasaray, has been suspended three games for brawling in a recent game against Olympiakos Piraeus during a Euroleague Game.
Apparently Pops' team and Olympiakos are bitter rivals and things got very heated towards the end of the game when a Greek player forearmed Mensah-Bonsu in the back of the head while going for the rebound. That's when things got messy and Pops retaliated. Mensah-Bonsu threw a punch back, and the fighting continued.
Check out the fight.no comments
While the San Antonio Spurs are still hours away from tipoff of their game in Mexico City against the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of the NBA Global Games, players from both teams participated in a clinic yesterday with 50 local Special Olympics athletes and the Triqui basketball team.
The players played 5-on-5 with the Triqui youth team, as Jeff Garcia wrote about earlier, and Patty Mills decided to go barefoot in a photo joining the young players who recently won the International Festival of Mini-Basketball championship in Argentina by playing barefoot.
Photos below courtesy of Jordan Johnson and David Sherman/NBA PR.no comments
AT&T CENTER - There is a time in a players career where things do not come out as planned. They struggle, but still find ways to compete and put a stamp on a game. For San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard, he is struggling. There is no reason to sugar coat it, I will just come right out and say it.
Am I wrong?
Leonard shot just 2-of-7 from the floor against the Atlanta Hawks back on December 2nd. He played just 22 minutes while scoring four points and grabbing five rebounds. Over his last two games, Leonard is 5-of-15 from the floor.no comments
The San Antonio Spurs (15-3) will face the Minnesota Timberwolves (9-10) tonight in Mexico City as part of the NBA's Global Games.
The Spurs are coming off a narrow 102-100 win over the Hawks in San Antonio. Tim Duncan paved the way with an outstanding 23 points and 21 rebounds in the win. Duncan became the oldest player in NBA history to record at least 20 points and 20 rebounds in a game (37 years and 221 days old).
The Timberwolves are coming off a 103-113 loss to the Thunder. Kevin Martin's 24 points led Minnesota, while Kevin Love had 16 points, and 12 boards.
And as the Spurs get set to tangle with the Wolves, here are five things to watch for in tonight's contest:
• The Spurs are 9-0 against the Timberwolves when Tony Parker scores more than 20 points.no comments
The San Antonio Spurs are in Mexico as they will take on the Timberwolves as part of the NBA's Global Games.
While in Mexico City, the Spurs entertained the crowd and went 5-on-5 with some kids who were at the team's practice. And from the looks of the video, it seems these little tykes gave all the Spurs can handle.no comments