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May the laurels be eternal

That crazy definition of Ginobilli is what generated everything that was the rest of the Games for the national team.

The laurels are timeless: 14 years have passed since the Argentine basketball feat at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, where the golden generation won gold, after eliminating the United States in the semi-finals and beating Italy in the final. And how can they not be eternal, if they were epic?! Eliminating the NBA team in the semi-finals, returning to the Olympic Village and being applauded by the rest of the countries for what you've achieved must be inexplicable. How could I not remember that "popcorn" when you were losing and there were two thousandths of a second to go before the end of the debut match? I think that this crazy definition of Ginobilli, with the millimeter pass of Montecchia is what generated everything that was the rest of the Games for the national team. To start like this with that game, winning over the final and with that adrenaline, motivates you to keep going and look for more. Today not even Manu himself understands how he managed to convert the double that gave him the victory. It is something that is not understood and will not be repeated in history, to have that precision, that delicacy and magic to add up the 2 points, is impressive. Ginobilli there is one and there will never be another. And a move like this is something we Argentines enjoy every time we remember it and see it; we celebrate it as if it were today. Thank you Manu for making a move, a second, a pitch, something so unforgettable.

Publication Date: 22/08/2018

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