It seems allegations of political corruption against the Argentine Basketball Federation may keep San Antonio Spurs’ Manu Ginobili from participating at the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain next month.
Although Manu has not made any announcement on whether or not he will play for Team Argentina (pending medical results), his fellow countrymen such as Luis Scola, Andres Nocioni and Pablo Prigioni are addressing accusation of corruption which has directly affected Team Argentina’s preparation for the tournament in Spain next month. If true, then the leaders of the team, including Manu, might sit out the tournament.
The leaders of the Argentine basketball, Manu Ginobili , Andres Nocioni and Pablo Prigioni expressed their solidarity with the words of Captain Luis Scola for economic and institutional crisis in the Argentina Basketball Confederation (CABB) on the eve of (the FIBA World Cup) in Spain .
The CABB says more than 20 million dollars in liability in the context of institutional weakness (former President German Vaccaro resigned last April) affecting the preparation for the national team for the World Cup 2014 Spain, beginning August 30 next .
And Manu is showing his solidarity with Scola and the rest of his teammates.
— Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) July 24, 2014
Again, no word has come out if Manu will sit out but this seems to be a huge issue which may lead to No. 20 not suiting up this summer.
Something Spurs fans and the team’s brass might be OK with seeing how Manu is nursing a stress fracture in his leg.