After the San Antonio Spurs’ gut-wrenching loss to the Clippers in Game 7 of their first-round series Saturday night, it wasn’t too early for at least one of their Big Three to talk retirement.
"(Retirement) could happen, easily. I still don’t know what I want to do, and I don’t want to make big decisions after a disappointment like this," Manu Ginobili told the San Antonio Express-News. "I’ll sit with my family, try to evaluate what happened this year. The Spurs have a decision to make, too. It’s not a topic for right now."
Ginobili and Duncan are among seven Spurs free agents, though at 37 and 39, respectively, they’re easily the oldest.
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After watching Chris Paul’s game-winner sail just over his fingertips, Duncan wasn’t discussing his future yet.
"It’s too early to think about that," said Duncan, who had his sixth double-double of the series with 27 points and 11 rebounds.
However, coach Gregg Popovich thought Duncan, Ginobili and Parker "probably" would come back. Him, too.