11 Updates
Ginobili could play in 2014 basketball World Cup
Photo Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI, Getty Images

Ginobili could play in 2014 basketball World Cup

Jul 5 2013, 3:48am CDT | by

Buenos Aires, July 5 (IANS) Argentine basketball player Manu Ginobili, gold-medal winner in Athens 2004, said he will play in the 2014 Spain World Cup if he is in good physical condition.

Buenos Aires, July 5 — Argentine basketball player Manu Ginobili, gold-medal winner in Athens 2004, said he will play in the 2014 Spain World Cup if he is in good physical condition. "If I am in...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Ginobili could play in 2014 basketball World Cup

Jul 5 2013, 3:48am CDT | by

Buenos Aires, July 5 (IANS) Argentine basketball player Manu Ginobili, gold-medal winner in Athens 2004, said he will play in the 2014 Spain World Cup if he is in good physical condition.

Buenos Aires, July 5 — Argentine basketball player Manu Ginobili, gold-medal winner in Athens 2004, said he will play in the 2014 Spain World Cup if he is in good physical condition.

"If I am in good shape, there are more chances that I will play the World Cup," said Ginobili in a press conference at Buenos Aires's Ezeiza international airport Thursday, minutes after his arrival to Argentina for holidays, reports Xinhua.

Ginobili, 35, added that "it depends, exclusively, on my physical condition. I had a complicated season. If I am healthy, there are more chances I can play (the World Cup)", he insisted.

The Argentine basketball player, currently with the United States team San Antonio Spurs, which lost the final against two-time champions Miami Heat, said that if the next season is like the one he recently finished "it will be difficult".

"I had many strains and this psychologically affects. As time goes by I will see my progress and will take a decision," he said.

Ginobili announced Wednesday that he signed an agreement to continue for two more years with San Antonio Spurs.

"I am very happy to be in the country again. The season was very long, more than it is regular, but it is worth it," he said.

The athlete, born in Bahia Blanca, in the province of Buenos Aires, is part of the "Golden Generation" of Argentine basketball who won the gold medal in Athens 2004, bronze medal in Beijing 2008 and placed fourth in London 2012.

In Indianapolis 2002 World Cup, Argentina were runners up; in Japan 2006 fourth and in Turkey 2012 fifth.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
11

1 week ago

Kawhi Leonard's Emergence Will Force San Antonio Spurs to Evolve Again

Oct 9 2014 7:25pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

SAN ANTONIO — The stability and continuity that characterize the San Antonio Spurs could understandably leave some believing this team is averse to change. To the contrary, few organizations have committed to such a purposeful evolution—an evolution that may increasingly revolve around the emergence of 2014 Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard. Just as the team abandoned it's post-heavy preferences for an uptempo scheme that featured heavy doses of Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, San Ant ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
Update
10

1 week ago

Photos: Lady Gaga Poses With Spurs’ Parker, Ginobili, & Larry O’Brien Trophy

Oct 9 2014 4:30pm CDT | Source: dime mag

We tried to come up with a few puns or sarcastic jabs to discuss the photos Lady Gaga posted to Instagram of her posing with the Larry O’Brien Trophy, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker. We even quickly jotted down our list of favorite Gaga songs – that may or may not begin with “Bad Romance” – […] The post Photos: Lady Gaga Poses With Spurs’ Parker, Ginobili, & Larry O’Brien Trophy appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : ...
Source: dime mag   Full article at: dime mag
 

 
Update
9

1 week ago

San Antonio Spurs Lose to Alba Berlin at the Buzzer (VIDEO)

Oct 9 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: slamonline

The defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs fell in stunning fashion to Alba Berlin 94-93 Wednesday in their preseason opener. Jamel McLean beat the buzzer for the victory with a running banker, leading Spurs head coach to admit that they got their asses kicked. San Antonio now moves on to Istanbul, where they’ll battle Fenerbahce Ulker on Saturday before returning home for their remaining preseason ...
Source: slamonline   Full article at: slamonline
 

 
Update
8

2 weeks ago

Could Kawhi Leonard Break the San Antonio Spurs' Minutes Mold?

Oct 2 2014 2:31pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

SAN ANTONIO — After playing just 29.1 minutes per contest during the 2013-14 regular season, San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard averaged 37.3 minutes through the last three games of the NBA Finals. The result? A combined 71 points, 28 rebounds and plenty of defensive contributions—oh, and those Finals MVP honors. It was a glimpse into the 23-year-old's vast potential and a compelling argument fo ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
Update
7

3 weeks ago

Gregg Popovich Says Spurs Are Better On Boris Diaw’s Offseason Weight Gain

Sep 26 2014 5:45pm CDT | Source: dime mag

These San Antonio Spurs will always be about Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan first and foremost, with Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili in the near background, too. And as Kawhi Leonard’s star rises ever higher, perhaps he’ll make that exalted quartet a fivesome. But to us, nothing embodies the champion Spurs more than the playful […] The post Gregg Popovich Says Spurs Are Better On Boris Diaw’s Offseason Weight Gain appeared first on Dime Magazine ...
Source: dime mag   Full article at: dime mag
 

 
Update
5

5 weeks ago

What If Kawhi Leonard Doesn't Become a San Antonio Spurs Superstar This Season?

Sep 16 2014 2:04am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Kawhi Leonard has largely been a quiet standout for the San Antonio Spurs, but the small forward has proven he holds the potential of becoming a top NBA player. That statement is not exactly ground-shaking, especially given his elite showing during the 2013 finals. The Miami Heat may have won the series, but Leonard's hype train began rumbling at a dangerous speed. He was soon heralded as the next best thing, a ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
Update
4

6 weeks ago

Argentina's golden generation changed international basketball forever

Sep 8 2014 11:38am CDT | Source: SBNation

The "Golden Generation" of top Argentinian players likely played its final game in a Round of 16 loss to Brazil at the 2014 FIBA World Cup. We remember how this group of players turned the world upside down. On Sunday, Brazil thoroughly defeated Argentina in the 2014 FIBA World Cup Round of 16. The result may seem like a footnote, but it was culturally significant. The Argentines have usually owned thei ...
Source: SBNation   Full article at: SBNation
 

 
Update
3

6 weeks ago

Don't Be Surprised When Nerlens Noel Runs Away with Rookie of the Year Award

Sep 8 2014 1:02am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Nerlens Noel spent his first season as a professional athlete in anonymity, taking a redshirt year to recover from a torn ACL. That’s about to change in a big way. More than any incoming player who will carry the “rookie” designation this season, the Philadelphia 76er is poised to make an instant and significant impact in the NBA. Consider his college career: Though Noel only played 24 games at Kentucky before ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
Update
2

6 weeks ago

2014 FIBA World Cup results: Brazil finally defeats Argentina, Turkey stuns Australia

Sep 7 2014 4:54pm CDT | Source: SBNation

The great Argentinian Golden Generation may have played its last game, as Brazil took control in the second half to move on to the quarterfinals. Elsewhere, Turkey advanced in dramatic fashion and Serbia upset Greece. The quarterfinals at the 2014 FIBA World Cup are now set after an exciting second day in the Round of 16. A stunner in Barcelona and an upset in Madrid highlighted the action, but we ...
Source: SBNation   Full article at: SBNation
 

 
Update
1

7 weeks ago

Why Kawhi Leonard Is Worth a Full Max-Contract Commitment from San Antonio Spurs

Sep 1 2014 7:14pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

In his three seasons since turning pro, San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard has established himself as one of the league's brightest young stars—and he's done it the old-fashioned way. "He has a great capacity to absorb things and he works hard," Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich told reporters last season. "He comes early to practice. He stays after. Our development guys work ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

European Champions League standings
Paris, Oct 22 (IANS) Following are the European Champions League standings for Groups E to H after Tuesday's matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, against, points), according to Xinhua.
 
 
Rogerio set to break Giggs world record
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 22 (IANS) Sao Paulo goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni is one victory away from earning his fourth Guinness World Record by eclipsing a mark held by Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs.
 
 
Pistorius sentenced to five years in jail for girlfriend's death (Roundup)
Pretoria, Oct 21 (IANS) South African athlete Oscar Pistorius Tuesday arrived at Pretoria's Kgosi Mampuru prison, after he was handed a five-year jail sentence for killing his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp.
 
 
Levante sack coach Mendilibar
Madrid, Oct 21 (IANS) Jose Luis Mendilibar became the second coach of the season to be sacked in La Liga when he was shown the door by Levante.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

European Champions League standings
Paris, Oct 22 (IANS) Following are the European Champions League standings for Groups E to H after Tuesday's matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, against, points), according to Xinhua...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Rogerio set to break Giggs world record
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 22 (IANS) Sao Paulo goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni is one victory away from earning his fourth Guinness World Record by eclipsing a mark held by Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs. The 41-year-old will...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Ryan Reynolds can't keep his hands off Blake Lively
Ryan Reynolds was ''really sweet'' to Blake Lively at the Angel City Ball. The couple, who got married in September 2012, made their first red carpet appearance together in New York City on Monday night (10.20.14) since...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kris Jenner doesn't know who Bruce Jenner is dating
Kris Jenner has ''no idea'' whether Bruce Jenner is dating her best friend. The 58-year-old reality TV star, who split from the Olympic gold medallist last October after 23 years of marriage, claims she doesn't know if...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
When Rihanna dressed like 'Harry Potter'
New York, Oct 22 (IANS) Singer Rihanna was spotted here in a Harry Potter style costume. She wore the wizard-like get-up while heading for a business meal here Monday, reports mirror.co.uk. The 26-year-old combined a...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Germany raises humanitarian aid to Iraq
Berlin, Oct 22 (IANS) Germany has pledged a further 20 million euros (about 25.5 million dollars) in humanitarian aid to Iraq, the foreign ministry said in a statement Tuesday. The additional funds are immediately...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
India calls on Israel, Palestine to resume peace process
United Nations, Oct 22 (IANS) India has called upon Israelis and Palestinians to resume the peace process as "dialogue remains the only viable option" to address the issues confronting the region. In a brief statement...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Airstrikes help ground forces fight IS: Pentagon
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) Kurdish forces are in control of the majority of the Syrian city of Kobane despite efforts by the Islamic State (IS) to take the town, a spokesperson for US defence department said Tuesday....
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Palestine, Israel urged at UN to halt unilateral initiatives
United Nations, Oct 22 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Tuesday called on Palestine and Israel to overcome differences and halt unilateral initiatives that fuel mistrust, so as to pursue long-term stability in...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
China urges Israel to create conditions for peace
United Nations, Oct 22 (IANS) Chinese government has called on Israel to create necessary conditions for the resumption of peace talks with Palestine. At an open debate of the Security Council on the situation of the...
Read more on Politics Balla