View Full Version : Who's the best Argentinian ever?

11-06-2010, 08:38 PM
Oberto's retirement just made me think about who can be considered the best Argentinian ever. Let's start voting and discussing.
If you think others deserve to be in the poll, just state so and I'll include them. Also if you think any already in the poll shouldn't be there, let me know.

11-06-2010, 10:49 PM
Manu Ginobili

11-07-2010, 12:01 AM
Definitely Manu.

Manu has achieved so much in the best league in the world, in Europe and as a member of Argentina's national team.

However, credit still has to go with Fabricio Oberto and Luis Scola.

Both lads had achieved a lot as well in their time in Europe, the NBA and for their national team but what Manu has done definitely out weighs Oberto's and Scola's achievements.

I'd like to put forward another question to everyone, Will there be more Argentineans once the "Golden Generation of Argentinean Basketball" retire?

Two years ago we used to have five Argentineans playing in the NBA and eight years ago, the Argentinean national team was by far considered in par with Team USA or what Spain's basketball is today.

Hopefully, a new strong wave of talent from South America's basketball hotbed comes through.

But in summary, definitely Manu.

11-07-2010, 02:24 AM
Voted for Emmanuel Ginobili

11-07-2010, 09:50 AM
8 votes for Batmanu and 0 for others ;]

11-09-2010, 12:19 AM
No disrespect to Fabricio and Luis, but they can't do this:

11-09-2010, 12:45 PM
I reluctantly voted for Manu over Scola. Right now, I think Scola is the better player. But historically speaking, Manu has so many more accomplishments.

When he won the NBA Championship in 2005 (his second of three) a reporter asked him "which is more important for you, winning the NBA Championship or winning the Gold Medal in the Olympics last year?" Manu's response was perfect: "The NBA Championship is big. It's big. But the Gold...it was for more country."

11-09-2010, 10:34 PM
I say Manu. He has been successful at every level of basketball.

11-09-2010, 11:02 PM
1 - Manu
2 - Scola

11-11-2010, 05:24 PM
I think the "fight" between Manu and Scola is actually MUCH closer than what the current result of the pool show.