Spurs' Ginobili thrilled to share heritage with new Pope

Oklahoman Published: March 14, 2013

The San Antonio Spurs' (and native Argentinian) Manu Ginobili pronounced himself surprised and proud at the news that 76-year-old Buenos Aires native Jorge Mario Begoglio — from here on out to be known as Pope Francis — had been named the new worldwide leader of the Catholic church.

“It is incredible,” Ginobili said after this morning’s shootaround. “We were watching and when we heard the name I said, ‘What? Did we hear it right?’

“We were all in shock. The country is going crazy.”

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