It wasn’t that long ago that San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili suggested that he’d be able to play for two more seasons (the upcoming year and 2015-16). Of course, this came after speculation that Ginobili was thinking about potential retirement.
Needless to say, Manu Ginobili seems rather unsure of his status moving forward and seems to change how he feels depending on his health. Given that, the San Antonio Spurs guard recently suggested that he’s not completely aware of what he wants to do after the upcoming season.
Asked how much gas Ginobili has left in the tank, the veteran couldn’t give a concrete answer.
There’s not much left, sadly. We’ll see how much. I don’t like to speculate as to when it’s going to end. I know I’ll play the upcoming season. If I feel like I did this past season, I’ll keep going for sure. If I feel like I did the season before, I don’t know. More than age, what matters the most is my health and the mental aspect. Basketball-wise, I’m in a perfect situation.
For a normal 37-year-old basketball player, they’d be at the twilight of their career. But keep in mind Manu Ginobili has played for his native Argentina on more than one occasion and has played an extra couple seasons worth of playoff games thanks to the San Antontio Spurs deep postseason runs. Given that, he’s played far more games than your typical 37-year-old basketball player and it seems as if it’s beginning to weigh on the talented ‘sixth man’.