Manu Ginobili Issues Statement Regarding Community

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San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) takes part in media day at the team's facility, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Prior to their 2017-2018 season tipping off against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night, a 107-99 victory, the San Antonio Spurs issued a message of equality at the AT&T Center.

Various professional sports teams across the NFL, MLB, and now NBA have begun to issue similar messages and/or statements. The kneeling of Colin Kaepernick and others during the National Anthem is well-known, as are the President Trump’s comments about NFL players that choose to do so.

The issue is a prevalent one in society and across sports these days, and Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich is never shy regarding his feelings about it or the President. The Spurs as a whole issued their message, and on Thursday morning Manu Ginobili issued one of his own.

The image of Ginobili, Tony Parker (who sat out against Minnesota), and Tim Duncan interlocked is a powerful one. The Spurs obviously feel strongly in their decision, which is indicated in Manu’s statement.

It’s not shocking to see a team like the Spurs sticking together throughout a message like this. The camaraderie and professionalism within the San Antonio franchise is among the highest across all professional sports, and Manu Ginobili is a prime example of that.

The Spurs visit the Chicago Bulls this Saturday at 7pm CT.

 

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