Early in Saturday’s broadcast of Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, ESPN showed some stock footage of Manu Ginobili at the peak of his powers. The master flopper was nearly unstoppable at times back then, while helping the Spurs to three of the franchise’s four NBA championships. The long-locked version in the video was hardly recognizable compared to the current, aging version with close-cropped hair.
Ginobili still does some things at 35 years old as well as he did at 25, though. He showed that his passing creativity has not gone away by nutmegging Grizzlies forward Tayshaun Prince early in Game 4 on Monday. Ginobili’s pass between Prince’s legs created a layup for Cory Joseph and set the tone for the Spurs’ victory, which finished off a four-game sweep.
Check out Ginobili’s pass in the video below.