SAN ANTONIO – A decision by Manu Ginobili remains one of the final pieces of the Spurs offseason puzzle.
The Spurs long-time guard may have hinted at his future with a series of social media posts over the weekend.
Ginobili posted a photo of himself on Twitter and Instagram at the age of 21 before he traveled to Europe to join his Italian team.
The reflective post was written in Spanish made reference to how excited he was at the time to start his professional career.
Me acota mi apuntadora (?) que hace justo 20 años, un flaquito alto de nariz prominente salía desde Bahía Blanca con sus padres rumbo a Reggio Calabria. Dicen que el pibito estaba lleno de ilusiones y muy entusiasmado por empezar su carrera europea. ✋— Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) August 19, 2018
Acá una foto del flaquito alto antes de su primer entrenamiento... pic.twitter.com/tHnVTNndKz— Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) August 19, 2018
The post with the photo was retweeted more than 400 times and liked nearly 5,000 times, but drew some concern from fans who feel Manu may be close to calling it a career.
Argentinian sports reporter Carlos Altamirano reported Saturday that Ginobili’s brother, Sepo, was asked at a basketball camp about Manu.
Sepo Ginobili said Manu had not told him anything about his future, but he imagined there would be some news this week.
👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇— Carlos Altamirano (@altamirano45) August 18, 2018
Sepo Ginóbili cierra su exposición en el Clinic: "alguna pregunta?", dice. Y se responde solo. "El 20 aun no comunicó si sigue jugando. Imagino que habrá novedades la semana que viene"...
Ginobili is contemplating whether to return for his 17th season with the Spurs.