Spurs Want Manu to Replicate Wade’s Game 4
A proud, aging star stumbles through a struggling start to a playoff series. He hears the whispers, even from his most loyal supplicants, that perhaps his days as a champion are done.
He is getting older, he admits, but is not so far removed from his best days to think he can’t channel them again.
With his team’s season on the line, he responds with his best game of the postseason, in a breathtaking display that reminds everyone why the proud star remains proud and why he was considered a star in the first place.
That was Miami’s Dwyane Wade in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.
The Spurs hope it can be Manu Ginobili in Game 5.
“I’m sure he’s going to break out of that slump,” said point guard Tony Parker, Ginobili’s teammate since 2002-03. “I’ve been playing with him for a long time. I just know he’s going to have a big game soon.”