• Manu Ginobili and the curious case of the exploding shoe | YouTube
San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili is nicknamed "El Contusion," but who knew he'd be harmful to the health of his Nike sneakers. Back-pedaling while guarding Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey during the first half of the Spurs' win over Detroit yesterday, Ginobili had something happen I can't say I've ever seen watching basketball. His shoe just gave on him. Ginobili's shoe exploded like a tire on a highway. Luckily, the Spurs' equipment manager had another shoe at the ready.
Apparently the blowup didn't seem to be too much of an issue as Ginobili finished the game with 16 points and nine assists off the bench. After seeing him swat a bat, and now the shoe snafu, I'm wondering what will come next.no comments