Report: Spurs’ Ginobili ‘unlikely’ to retire

Manu Ginobili doesn’t want to finish his career on a sour note.

The San Antonio Spurs guard struggled throughout the playoffs, and his eight turnovers in Game 6 of the NBA Finals proved costly in his team’s loss to the Miami Heat.

“After much thinking, going over and over the bad plays, I feel better and content in spite of the bad outcome, and I find it difficult to believe that I won’t play anymore,” Ginobili told Argentinian newspaper La Nación.

Ginobili has been with the Spurs since 2002 — winning three NBA titles playing alongside Tony Parker and Tim Duncan.

The 35-year-old has been plagued by injures the past few seasons and hasn’t been the dynamic player he once was, but he still feels he has some gas left in the tank.

“I don’t feel exhausted or frustrated playing basketball, I mean not enough to say I’m done,” he told the newspaper. “I don’t know about everything; I haven’t made a decision, but I see it is unlikely that I will not play anymore.”

Ginobli averaged 11.8 points this season, his lowest total since his rookie season.