By Kyle Boenitz, Project Spurs.com
Manu Ginobili is "Mr. Basketball" in Argentina. He’s been an icon for years, especially after leading the team to gold at the Athens Olympics. It’s hard to imagine the Argentinian team without him, but it’s time to start preparing.
According to Argentina’s head coach Julio Lamas, Ginobili won’t be joining
his team this year.
"Manu will not play in 2013," Lamas said. “He told me. So I think we should leave him alone. I have to worry about those who go. It's not that I do not follow him because I see him play (on television) all the time. But again, I have to assemble the team of Caracas."
That means Manu will miss out on the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship in Venezuela, which is where Argentina will try to qualify for next year’s FIBA Basketball World Cup.
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