Even though he’s already led Argentina to a pair of upsets over Team USA over the past decade, Spurs guard Manu Ginobili doesn’t sound confident of a third in today’s Olympic semifinal game.
“The odds are against us,” he told on Thursday. “We have a 10 percent or even a five percent chance of winning but we are going to fight for this.”
Argentina stunned the USA at the 2002 World Championships and 2004 Olympics. The former victory was Team USA’s first since it began using NBA players in 1992, while the latter forced a complete overall of USA Basketball.
The U.S. is 60-1 since that loss, including 15 straight victories in the Olympics and a pair of triumphs over Argentina in recent weeks.