I don’t think I need to tell you about Manu Ginobili’s absolute fastball to Matt Bonner that put the Spurs up 23 points with 11:07 remaining in the fourth quarter. Chances are you’ve seen the play multiple times (as I have), obsessively fawning over the instantaneous brilliance of Manu.
But, at least for me, plays like this are indescribable, the tangible value exceeded by the intangible value.
Matt Moore of Hardwood Paroxysm tweeted this gem on Manu’s display of passing prowess: “I don’t think I’ve ever done anything as fast as Manu made that play.”
And, while I have no idea where I was going with this piece because I’m still caught up in the moment, the play still deserves a little more attention. Maybe another day I’ll be able to pour out a coherent piece on the value of perspicacious passers like Manu, Nash, Rubio etc.
Instead, I’ll just continue to watch this play on a continuous loop.
Care to join me?