Someone has to believe in a basketball player in order to make their dream come true of entering the NBA. But the single most important entrance requirement into the elite group is skill…pure skill. Although, that is not always apparent when watching some of the flubs on the court.
Manu Ginobili is probably still trying to live down the embarrassment of one of the most entertaining, but disappointing flubs for the San Antonio Spurs during the playoff game against the Utah Jazz. Ginobili is a reserve guard for the team and this was his first opportunity off the bench after suffering an injury and missing Game 1 in the playoff series. Ginobili came in like a jack rabbit!
His moment during a fast break was going to be his opportunity to shock the world, but his energy may have been a little too high. All of the players on the court assumed he was so far out front with the ball that they looked like they were going to let him have the dunk. But……check it out!