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Manu Should Have Retired Saturday Night

The Forrest Four-Cast: May 24, 2017

The decision shouldn’t be so difficult. Manu should have retired on Saturday night, at the end of the third quarter of Game Three against the Warriors. In a perfect world, he would have hung up the sneakers immediately after the incredible play where he dribbled through the legs of David West. Watch the video of this unbelievable move here.

At 39 years old, Ginobili doesn’t have anywhere near the athletic ability that he did 10 or 15 years ago. But he can often make up for that decline with the sheer creativity and passion that he brings to his craft. There’s no better example of this creativity and passion then the so-called “nutmeg” move on Saturday night. It will never get better than this.

Which is probably the reason that he will return for another year. As a player, he has never quite been content to let things stay as they are. Ginobili’s willingness to push the limits of control is one of the biggest charms — and the biggest curses — that he brings to the court. It will be fun to see what age-defying moves he can bring to the 2017–2018 season.

Hugh Forrest tries to write at least four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts often (but not always) cover technology-related trends. When not attempting to wordsmith or meditating, he serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW in Austin.

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