For a few seasons now, we’ve heard the San Antonio Spurs window is closing.
Yet every time somebody attempts to slam the window shut, the Spurs continue to open it back up.
Granted, a lot of their success hinges on the health of Tim Duncan, who seemingly refuses to deal with Father Time though both Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili play vital roles in the Spurs winning ways.
We know Parker isn’t going anywhere, but what about Ginobili? The native Argentinian has suggested in the past that he may soon call it quits, but it appears the return to winning ways has sparked Ginobili’s desire for the game as he recently stated he plans to play at least another year or possibly two as he told NBA Inside Stuff host Kristen Ledlow.
It was just a season ago that Ginobili appeared to seriously consider hanging up the sneakers, but decided to return for what could have been his final year. Clearly, as evidenced by his solid play and from what he told Ledlow, the veteran is clamoring to get more rings.
He may just do so on Sunday night as Manu and his Spurs currently hold a 3-1 series advantage over the reigning champs, the Miami Heat.
Given everything we’ve heard, it sounds as if we’ll have the Spurs core intact for at least one more season, but hopefully a few after that as they’ve really become the model franchise in all of professional sports.
Game 5 of the 2014 NBA Finals tips off at 8PM, est on ABC.