Luis Scola says Manu Ginobili might shock everyone by playing in the 2020 Olympics
The NBA might not just be the only big basketball platform that’ll see a Manu Ginobili return.
Writing for The Players’ Tribune, Argentinian and former NBA player, Luis Scola, teased readers and hoop fans with the idea of Ginobili donning their country’s colors again in the 2020 Olympics.
Hey Manu, see you in 2020 in Tokyo? You’ll probably be too old by then, but something tells me you’ll surprise everyone. It wouldn’t be the first time.
Scola wrote the piece centered around his early relationship with Ginobili and painting a story of how he, Ginobili, and their Olympic teammates ignited Argentina’s golden age of basketball.
Manu Ginobili, who announced his decision to return for at least another season in the NBA for the San Antonio Spurs earlier this summer, would be 43 by 2020 but he’d still be quite an attraction if he really decided to represent Argentina in the Olympics again. He was part of the 2004 Argentinian team that won gold in the 2004 Athens games and Bronze in Beijing four years later.
Ginobili has averaged 18.0 points per game in 29 matches across four Olympics tours. His 523 total points in the Olympics is sixth most among all men’s basketball players all-time—two points fewer than Scola’s 525 markers.