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Manu Ginobili Combover Watch: Western Conference Playoffs

Posted by Mike on May 13, 2008

(Manu Ginobili Combover Watch is dedicated to the belief that everyone’s favorite Argentine Basketball player is balding fast, and would be too proud of his hair not to do something drastic about it before his retirement. Like, say, wear a terrible combover.)

The NBA playoffs are deep into the conference semifinals, and fans have been blessed with some very good matchups in this round. The crown jewel of the conference semis has to be the seven game battle between the defending champion San Antonio Spurs and the New Orleans Hornets. Take the time to watch game five tonight, if for no other reason than that Hornets point guard Chris Paul has been playing absolutely out of his mind.

Perhaps a more important subplot for Digital Headbutt is that Manu Ginobili’s bald spot has developed to frightening proportions. Just look at these photos from Games 3 and 4 of the Yahoo Spurs gallery (Photo by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images):

Courtesy of Yahoo!

(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

As with the first edition of Combover Watch, the pictures fail to do his bald spot justice, but you get the general idea. As much as I’m rooting for the Hornets and Chris Paul’s 10:1 Assist/Turnover ratio, I think it would be an injustice to wait until the Olympics in August to see how a true Argentine recession develops.

Baldness Status: Franciscan Friar.

ETC (Estimated Time of Combover): 2011 Preseason.

4 Responses to “Manu Ginobili Combover Watch: Western Conference Playoffs”

  1. T2120 said

    MG20 has had that same bald spot since ’03… hasn’t changed much since… no matter he’s married and probably doesn’t give a rats arse

  2. Mike White said

    I’ve noticed it for a few years, but it seems to have gotten a lot bigger since I last saw it.

    Also, Argentina is the antonym of subtlety. Until proven otherwise, I’d like to believe that he cares.

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