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Manu Ginobili goes nuts as Argentina upsets Serbia in FIBA World Cup

Luis Scola, Manu Ginobili

There was no single person happier to see Argentina pull off a quarterfinal win over Serbia in the 2019 FIBA World Cup than former international great Manu Ginobili. The lifelong San Antonio Spurs legend was overcome with emotion after seeing some of his former teammates along with the new wave of Argentinian talent pull away from the Serbians in the fourth quarter after being tested in the third.

The 42-year-old took to Twitter to share his raw emotions with his followers:

“I can’t anymore!! THIS IS TREMENDOUS!!! Let’s goooooooo!!”

“Argentina is once again in the semifinals!!! People: get on your feet and clap for this team!”

“I have chicken skin!!! What a joy!!!”

“Pato (Duck) tore it all down. Facu (Campazzo) is an animal. Tortu (Gabriel Deck) played like if he was 2.10 meters tall (6-foot-10). Lapro (Nicolás Laprovittola) was key to close it out. What can I say about Capi? (captain Luis Scola) He’s a machine!! Touching! What a beautiful team! Applause!!!”

Needless to say, Ginobili was closely watching his compatriots duke it out against a Serbian team that was favored to win this matchup with several NBA players on their roster.

Argentina’s roster features one of Ginobili’s fellow Golden Generation members, Luis Scola, who’s now toiling with the Shanghai Sharks in the Chinese Basketball Association. The other star is Facundo Campazzo, the flashy Real Madrid point guard.

Following a steady series of tweets in his native Spanish, Manu Ginobili tweeted out for his English-speaking fans, once again overcome with joy as Argentina now cements itself as one of the best four teams of this FIBA World Cup:

If Team USA beats France on Wednesday, it will be Team USA vs. Argentina in the semifinals.