Lessons from Eurobasket
Evaluating the overseas performances on four NBA players
Last week, ESPN Insider took a look at certain NBA players' performances in the FIBA Americas and FIBA Europe tournaments to see how they compared to what NBA fans are used to seeing out of them. We extended the examination to four more players this week:
Manu Ginobili, Argentina
Fran Fraschilla's evaluation: Ginobili has been the ultimate FIBA player of the last decade as he has helped Argentina's National Teams to its greatest triumphs, including the Olympic Gold Medal in 2004. And, along with Tony Parker and Tim Duncan, he helped lead the San Antonio Spurs to three NBA titles in that time, as well. While Ginobili has certainly benefitted from being part of great teams, his strengths have fit perfectly into their successes.
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