After a season filled with more ups than downs, San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili looks like a different player early this 2013-14 NBA season.
Last season, it seemed as if time had caught up with No. 20 and his best days were behind him. Fans wrote him off and even Manu admitted he lost the passion for the game. But do not think for a minute that he is weak.
In an interview with Argentinean site Ole, Manu spoke on his struggles last season and made it clear – he is not a "wimp" for admitting he wasn't' the same player last year.
“Before, I had never felt vulnerable and now it happened to me. Why hide it? Nor am I less of a man to express that feeling. I felt weak. Period. I'm not a wimp for admitting that.”
Though it just been four games into the new season, Manu is averaging 12.3 points and shooting 43 percent from the field. More importantly, he looks like he got that spring back in his steps.
And after 11 season with the Spurs, Ginobili can hardly be seen as a "wimp" the way he plays on the court.