Welcome to the Brew Hoop Night Shift. Every evening at 9:00pm (central time), this all-purpose thread goes up, and the comments section is where it’s going down. What Bucks news did we not cover? What topics do you want to break down further? Or is there something non-Bucks that you want to bounce off of one another? Even something non-basketball? This is the place.
Tonight’s (on) topic:
ESPN story on San Antonio's Manu Ginobili meeting soon with Gregg Popovich about his future, considering retirement at 41 years old. https://t.co/yGHvXjNA9z— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 22, 2018
With Tim Duncan retired and Tony Parker with the Charlotte Hornets, Manu Ginobili is the last bedrock to the San Antonio Spurs’ multiple decade consistency. The two time All-Star and former Sixth Man of the Year was drafted in the second round of the 1999 NBA Draft, but did not make his debut until 2002 at 25.
Ginobili should have provided a handful years of solid contributions off the bench and then gone back to Argentina once the game began to surpass his skills. That obviously never happened and Ginobili became a fixture for the Spurs and the shining example of Gregg Popovich‘s voodoo magic with unheralded international players.
My favorite Ginobili moment has to be when he swatted a bat out of mid-air:
Tonight’s (off) topic: High School Football
prep football kicked off in Wisconsin this past Friday night and a majority of other states will kick their seasons off this upcoming Friday. This closest I ever got to experiencing playing under the Friday night lights was through the lens of Mike Winchell in the movie Friday Night Lights. One of the best sports memories I have was my sophomore and my school (shout-out Antioch Community) went undefeated in the regular season for the first time in seemingly forever and went on to the state semi-finals for just the second time ever.
Any former and/or current prep football stars out there?
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