Yes, I realize the accountant is already Steve Novak's nickname, but if not for basketball, San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili could actually be working as an accountant today.
I doubt Manu would get cheers for crumpling up and throwing 1040-As and W2s in a corner trash receptacle the way he does for draining step-back jumpers and corner threes, but at one time, the former was an option.
It certainly gives "the path not taken" a new definition.
Ginobili recently talked to El Tribuno in Argentina (translated through Google Translate) about his life, his kids, his career and the differences between the United States and Argentina.
Ginobili's twin children, Dante and Nicola, are almost 15-months-old now and while raising two children, playing 82+ games a year in the NBA and then playing for Argentina can be hard work, Ginobili says it is very satisfying.
The NBA schedule can be quite demanding, so Ginobili says he enjoys his time off at home with his wife, kids and sometime his parents and in-laws.