Memphis Grizzlies' Greivis Vasquez and San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili are currently representing their respective home country at the FIBA Americas tournament and already faced each other in the opening round.
And although Argentina defeated Venezuela, Vasquez continues to talk about his admiration for San Antonio Spurs' Ginobili but maybe he went a bit too far when he compared himself to Manu at the age of 24.
I think I'm like him when he was my age.
Easy there Greivis. If he is talking about Manu's humility then sure but not on the court. Manu has done so much by the time he was 24 in his basketball career that Vasquez would love to proclaim as well. But seeing how Vasquez is showering praise for a fellow Spur, I suppose we can give him a pass.
Vasquez went on to explain why he considers Manu the best ever.
Ginobili is arguably the best player in the tournament and was one of the examples to follow closely.
For [his] humility greets you, know your name. Knowing that I am a newbie comes and asks me, "[Greivis] hello, how are you?" Not all players are like that, coming out of his way to greet another. Perhaps they made with the same status, but not with a rookie.