Ginobili to play for Argentina in next Olympic qualifier?


According to, San Antonio Spurs’ guard Manu Ginobili will play for Argentina at the next Olympic qualifier:

Manu Ginobili will be in the pre-Olympic race to be held in Mar del Plata in Argentina between 24 August and 4 September next year. Confirmation is the president of the Argentina Basketball Confederation, Germán Vaccaro.

Spurs fans may not like this with Ginobili getting older, signing a contract extension and the last time he played in international competition he suffered an ankle injury against the United States. However, he did not participate at the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey and with Argentina coming up short, it makes sense he would want to help the Argentinian national basketball team make it to London.