Basketball great Bill Walton on Spurs' Manu Ginobili


With tomorrow being St. Patrick’s Day and the beginning of the NCAA basketball tournament, the fine folks out at Taylor PR invited Project Spurs to join a basketball round table discussion with basketball great Bill Walton.

Walton was in town to help promote GUINNESS — the boldest of beers — calling on all basketball fans to take a day off from work and enjoy a pint of GUINNESS tomorrow while taking in the many St. Patrick’s Day festivities and March Madness.

“It’s a day to step back, enjoy the important things in life with a perfectly poured pint of GUINNESS and take bold action,” said Walton.

It was a great setting. Just a bunch of sports writers shooting the breeze, drinking GUINNESS with Walton in New York City at Legends Bar & Grill. He spoke on everything from college basketball and his favorite player BYU’s Jimmer Fredette, the NBA playoffs, which team will come out of the Western Conference, his injuries, and more.

The video of this round table will be posted later but during the discussion Walton mentioned San Antonio Spurs’ Manu Ginobili as one of the best players in the NBA. After the round table, I followed up with Walton on his thoughts about Ginobili and here is what he had to say:

“Manu Ginobili is more than capable of being the best player in any game. In any game he can be the best guy. What he has been able to do coming from Argentina, I mean truly, he is the epitome of true greatness in the globalized, changing world that we all live in today,” said Walton to Project Spurs. 

Walton went on to say, “To come from Argentina, to have Argentina win the World Championship, to have him win a gold medal in the Olympics, to have him be the winner of the NBA championship, I mean come on! But that’s what makes him so special and he’s such a class act. He’s so creative, he’s so dynamic, he’s so vibrant, he’s so explosive and he does things that you can’t even dream of.”

“He comes up with this stuff out there, I mean my god, where did that come from? Yet he is able to deliver. With everybody else, we just call that junk, trash but he delivers. He is phenomenal.”

I’m sure all Spurs fans would agree with Walton.

(Thanks to Don Povia at HHRMedia