Former Spur Fabricio Oberto: “Returned to Life”

Fabricio Oberto has already retired nine months from basketball when Argentina’s national team coach Julio Lamas gave him a call to join Argentina at the FIBA Americas Championships. At the time, the  36-year old center had to work doubly hard to make it to Mar Del Plata. To make things tougher, he suffered a fibrillar rupture…

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Ginobili: “Talent is not enough”

After Argentina’s comfortable 84-52 win over Paraguay, San Antonio Spurs’ Manu Ginobili said (via FIBA.com) talent is not the only virtue of the National Team. “It’s true we have many talented players but if you don’t supply talent with hard work it’s useless,” said Ginobili, an Olympic champion in Athens 2004. “Talent is not enough. How many…

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Spurs well represented at Olympic qualifiers

As the 2011 EuroBasket and FIBA Americas Championship kicks off, no NBA team will be well represented more than the San Antonio Spurs. Among the notable Spurs players that will represent their home countries at the Olympic qualifiers are Manu Ginobili of Argentina, Tony Parker of France and Tiago Splitter of Brazil.

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Favored Argentina believes there is room for improvement

Team Argentina finished their preparations for the FIBA Americas Championship with a 7-0 record averaging 86.5 points per game while giving up just 57.1 points per game. Their average margin per game was so impressive that they are considered one of favorite teams to gain an outright Olympic berth for the 2012 London games. However, Argentina is…

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Brazil, Argentina beat separate foes

After putting up a strong performance against Team Canada, San Antonio Spurs forward Tiago Splitter had a tougher time playing against the Dominican Republic. Brazil trailed 13-18 after the first quarter but quickly stepped on the gas in the second period, outscoring the Dominican Republic 28-12 and went into the locker room with a 41-30…

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