BEST OF 2022: Uvalde football, Manu Ginobili, San Antonio FC headline San Antonio’s Top 12 sports stories of the year
Uvalde football's incredible rally, Manu Ginobili's induction into the Hall of Fame and San Antonio FC's historic first title are three of the top 12 sports stories from an unforgettable 2022.
Tim Duncan announced as presenter for Manu Ginobili’s Hall of Fame induction
Former San Antonio Spurs great Tim Duncan has been selected as the Hall of Famer who will introduce teammate Manu Ginobili during the Class of 2022′s enshrinement ceremony in September, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced on Monday.
Dejounte’s All-Star case; Keldon says he almost wasn’t a Spur; Pop speaks out on Rep. Boebert’s anti-Muslim slur
The Spurs are on their first winning streak of the season, coach Gregg Popovich is getting political again, and Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan were recently brought up in a conversation with Keldon Johnson. Feels like the good old days in Spurs land! Welcome to this week’s Spurs newsletter.
Spurs media day highlights: Popovich excited with team makeup, jokes Manu returned because ‘wife needed him gone’; Dejounte Murray talks trade rumors, leadership
The Spurs held their annual Media Day at the team’s training facility on Monday and while there are many questions surrounding the ceiling of this current team and who will take on more of a leadership role, head coach Gregg Popovich said he’s thrilled with the makeup of the roster.
Latest Ben Simmons trade rumors; Portland owner wants Hammon; Austin billionaire joins Spurs investor group
It’s been a busy week for the Spurs. They have surfaced as possible trade partners for Ben Simmons, Becky Hammon may be headed to the Pacific Northwest and there was a shakeup in the structure of the franchise’s investor group. Welcome to this week’s KSAT.com Spurs newsletter.
Spurs fans return to AT&T Center tonight; Here’s what to know before heading to the game
SAN ANTONIO, TX - MARCH 28: Early fan prepares for game where Manu Ginobili, former San Antonio Spur will be honored after the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at AT&T Center on March 28, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)SAN ANTONIO – Spurs fans will return to the AT&T Center on Friday night after more than a year away due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are thrilled to welcome our fans back to the AT&T Center,” said RC Buford, Spurs Sports & Entertainment CEO. Since April 2020, SS&E has made numerous changes to policies, procedures and operations within the AT&T Center. The AT&T Center is the first arena in the U.S. to have AT&T Wi-Fi 6 and 5G services.
Spurs to honor, give complimentary tickets to more than 1,000 first responders, teachers at March 4 game
SAN ANTONIO, TX - MARCH 28: Early fan prepares for game where Manu Ginobili, former San Antonio Spur will be honored after the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at AT&T Center on March 28, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that , by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)SAN ANTONIO – The Spurs will honor a group of San Antonio’s hometown heroes when the team hosts Oklahoma City on March 4 at the AT&T Center. Spurs Sports & Entertainment announced complimentary tickets will be extended to more than 1,000 first responders, medical workers, teachers and frontline service employees. “One of the heart-warming, unique aspects of our city is that in times of need San Antonio rallies around San Antonio – friends help friends, neighbors help neighbors,” said Brian Wright, Spurs general manager.
Tony Parker documentary about life in France and with Spurs now streaming on Netflix
(AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO – The story of San Antonio Spurs legend Tony Parker is now officially streaming on Netflix. But there is also footage from Parker’s final season in San Antonio and the injury that almost ended his career in the 2017 playoffs. It was produced by a French film crew and directed by French filmmaker Florent Bodin. “This film examines the background and career of Tony Parker, whose determination led him to become arguably the greatest French basketball player,” Netflix said about the documentary. Parker also has an autobiography released in November called “Tony Parker: Beyond All of My Dreams.”He is arguably the greatest French basketball player of all-time — now, meet the man behind the legacy.
Spurs will continue playing without fans in stands as COVID-19 trends worsen in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO, TX - MARCH 28: Early fan prepares for game where Manu Ginobili, former San Antonio Spur will be honored after the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at AT&T Center on March 28, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)SAN ANTONIO – As COVID-19 continues to spread at concerning levels, the San Antonio Spurs will hold off on allowing fans at the AT&T Center, the team announced in a news release on Monday. The current COVID-19 trends are similar to the summer surge in San Antonio when reopening phases had to be paused due to the virus’ spread across the state of Texas. Despite dealing with a similar surge in Houston, the Rockets are allowing fans into the Toyota Center on a limited basis. The Spurs news release did not reveal when the team planned to starts allowing fans back in the stadium.
Net gains: High hopes in Brooklyn with Durant, Irving ready
NEW YORK – Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving sent expectations soaring when they decided to come to Brooklyn. And that includes 7-11, so get to know us,” Irving said, referring to their uniform numbers. He sat out all last season, while Irving ended up limited to only 20 games because of a shoulder injury. In just 9 1/2 minutes, Durant and Irving outscored the Washington Wizards by themselves, combining for 23 points on 8-of-9 shooting. Durant, Irving and Nash have all downplayed the talk.
25 influential Latinos in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio, a majority Hispanic city, has the fourth-largest Latino population in the United States. From chefs and political stars to entertainers, athletes and personalities bigger than the North Star Mall boots, here’s a look at 25 influential Latinos in San Antonio, in no particular order. Marina Gonzales: The former CEO of Child Advocates San Antonio is now the new president and CEO of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Her resume also includes serving as the Chief of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology Division at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio and now is the 2020 Chairwoman for the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Erika Prosper Nirenberg: Currently the first lady of San Antonio, Nirenberg has blazed her own path here in San Antonio and is influential to many.
AP WAS THERE: 2004 Athens Olympics
This story was transmitted in 2004 from the Athens Olympics. ___Bronze is the best the American mens basketball team can do, and the reason is simple: They were beaten by a better team, Argentina. NBA commissioner David Stern attended the third loss of the Athens Games for the Americans, who entered the tournament with a 109-2 record in prior Olympics. The Americans shot just 36 percent in the first half and didnt hit their first 3-pointer missing their first five until LeBron James made one 30 seconds before halftime. Argentina shot 54 percent overall and 11-for-22 from 3-point range, while the Americans finished just 32-for-77 (42 percent) and 3-for-11 on 3s.
Manu Ginobili returns to world-renowned bat cave just outside San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO Spurs legend Manu Ginobili paid a return visit to Bracken Cave, and he posted about it on Twitter. The cave is home to the worlds largest bat colony and is located just 20 minutes outside the city of San Antonio. Every June, the Mexican free-tailed bats at Bracken Cave give birth to one pup each, bringing the total population up to about 20 million bats. The former-Spur, who retired in 2018, swatted a bat out of mid-air during an NBA game in 2009. We recently visited again Bracken Cave, the largest bat colony in the world, only 20 miles from SA.
Retired Spur Manu Ginobili Helped a Grandmother After She Fell at the Beach Because He's Perfect
It's no secret to San Antonians that former Spur Manu Ginobili is a stand-up guy. The Twitter user commended the basketball legend on his helpful nature and called him "un tipazo," or a great guy. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. Its never been more important to support local news sources. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current.sacurrent.com
Tim, Manu, bats return: 9 best moments from Tony Parker jersey retirement ceremony
Parker’s jersey was raised to the AT&T Center rafters and placed alongside his longtime teammates and fellow champions, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili. Manu Ginobili might be retired, but he's still ready to smack some bats at Tony Parker's jersey retirement 😂 pic.twitter.com/Oh3csArKjJ — ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) November 12, 20198. #MerciTony pic.twitter.com/xYummOYYsv — San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) November 12, 20197. - @theborisdiaw 🇫🇷#MerciTony pic.twitter.com/G6DMgPt3WC — San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) November 12, 20196. #MerciTony pic.twitter.com/DNqrnZLRew — San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) November 12, 20191.
Spurs Big Three Complete: Tony Parker Joins Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili in the Rafters
Tony Parker brought the teardrop to San Antonio: the burst into the paint, the sudden hop, the one-handed release. It took five games for Tony Parker to break into the starting lineup. For an encore, Duncan, Parker, Ginobili and a retiring David Robinson took down the New Jersey Nets. Bonnie Arbittier / Rivard Report permalink Bonnie Arbittier / Rivard Report permalinkOn a night intended to honor No. And then Pop, Parker said, you were like a second dad to me.therivardreport.com
New Pin Remembers the Time Manu Ginobili Swatted a Bat During a Spurs Game
What's better than Batman, you may ask?Batmanu!A new pin from @pushsatx pays homage to the one and only Manu Ginobili by remembering one his most iconic on-court moments. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. Its never been more important to support local news sources. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture.sacurrent.com
Spurs newsletter: Dejounte dazzles, Snoop stops by Lakers game; Will Lonnie get minutes
After a 3-0 start, the Spurs came back to earth a bit and it's no surprise why. San Antonio is 4-2 headed into an Eastern Conference road game against Atlanta before another home contest against Oklahoma City. The Dejounte Murray "minutes watch" is in full effect. In restricted minutes, Murray has averaged 14 points, 8.6 rebs, 4.8 assists and 2.2 steals. Since the Spurs are guard-heavy, his minutes will likely be low until he proves himself to Pop.
San Antonio Storybook: The Flying Schoolgirl
On the South Side of San Antonio sits Stinson Municipal Airport. You may have heard of it, but you probably havent heard the story of Katherine Stinson. Like Davy Crockett, Theodore Roosevelt, and Manu Ginobili, she is part of a long line of fascinating characters who have passed through San Antonio and helped make it the place that it is today.therivardreport.com
Manu Ginobili and Son Share Cute Moment During Latest Spurs Game
click image Instagram / spursIf you were at Sunday's Spurs game, you likely saw a familiar face on the big screen.Although he wasn't on the court unfortunately beloved Manu Ginobili was spotted at the AT&T Center enjoying the game with his family. During the "Simba Cam," where parents lift their kids to recreate the famous scene from, Ginobili was spotted raising one of his three sons in the air.While the reenactment is usually reserved for babies and toddlers, Ginonbili had no problem lifting his grade school-age son. But the former Spur did get a break by resting the boy on his head.A scroll through the comments on Instagram shows that lots of Spurs fans loved seeing the father-son moment.sacurrent.com
ICYMI, Manu Ginobili Hilariously Wore a Wig During a Celebrity Basketball Game, and Now We're Emotional
Manu Ginobili wore a wig in a charity game so we can get prime Ginobili one more time pic.twitter.com/z20jkEFmAb NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) September 21, 2019Manu Ginobili wore a wig in a charity game with Tony Parker and went 2005 on us lmao what a legend pic.twitter.com/3jKGQ58ySX Dylan (@Dylangonzalez21) September 21, 2019Love that man. Independent Person (@DanTheKindMan) September 21, 20192005 Prime Ginobili activated with that wig on ! Perhaps shocking to some, the former Spur said he doesn't miss the game. "Still, he's looking forward to his jersey retirement ceremony on November 11. "Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would have my jersey retired."sacurrent.com
Manu Ginobili wears wig before playing Tony Parker in celebrity game
For the first time in a long time, Manu Ginobili sported a head full of hair. The former San Antonio Spurs star donned a wig, during a recent celebrity hoops game in China, according to ESPN. Ginobili led a team against his former teammate, Tony Parker. Manu Ginobili wore a wig in a charity game with Tony Parker and went 2005 on us lmao what a legend pic.twitter.com/3jKGQ58ySX Dylan (@Dylangonzalez21) September 21, 2019The look was a throwback for Spurs fans, who surely remember Ginobili coming into the league with long hair. Ginobili won NBA championships with the Spurs in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2014.
Spurs set date for Tony Parker's jersey retirement
The Spurs officially announced Friday afternoon that Parkers No. 9 jersey will be retired by the franchise on Nov. 11 after their home games against the Memphis Grizzlies. Parker won four championship with the Spurs and was named NBA Finals MVP in 2007. Parker is the Spurs NBA leader in assists (6,829), while ranking second in games played (1,198), fourth in points (18,943) and steals (1,032), fifth in free throws made (3,309) and sixth in rebounds (3,313). RELATED: 12 of the biggest Spurs games this seasonParker will be the 10th Spurs player to have his number retired.
Report: Spurs Initially Offered Manu Ginobili Assistant Coach Position
Instagram / spursThe assistant coaching concept, Im told, was also broached with Ginobili, who has only been retired for one season and was apparently not quite ready to dive back in. But then Duncan volunteered and happily took second billing to Will Hardy in the Spurs official news release bearing this predictably saucy headline: Spurs Announce Assistant Coach Updates.Awesome news! https://t.co/PWI6adr4Ck Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) July 23, 2019Spurs fans are still celebrating Monday's news that legend Tim Duncan will serve as an assistant coach for the team during the 2019-2020 season.It turns out The Big Fundamental may not have been the Spurs' first choice.According to a report from the' Marc Stein, the Spurs franchise initially offered the job to another legend: Manu Ginobili. In a Tuesday newsletter, Stein writes There's no denying that Ginobili is plenty qualified to be an assistant coach. In his 16 seasons with the Spurs, he won four rings, two All-Star nods and the completely-deserving Sixth Man of the Year award.sacurrent.com
Spurs look to stay unbeaten at home against Jazz
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Spurs will be looking to extend their home winning streak to 13 games when they host the Utah Jazz tonight in the AT&T Center. The Jazz are two games under .500 (10-12), but the Spurs are expecting a tough game, their first meeting with the Jazz this season. "If you say 'Jazz', they are going to play hard it is going to be physical," Ginobili said. "We are going to need to be on our 'A' game tonight, they are obviously very physical, very young," said Patty Mills. If the Spurs can pull off a victory tonight, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich will pass Rick Adelman for eighth on the all time NBA wins list.