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SAN ANTONIO — In pondering retirement from the NBA, Manu Ginobili consulted with family and Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, but perhaps 8-year-old son Nico uttered the most compelling case for a return for a 17th season.

Ginobili recalled asking his three children whether “they were excited that Dad is not gonna be traveling as much, that we were going to be able to go to Argentina.”

“They said, ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah,'” Ginobili said, laughing.

Then Nico butted in to speak his piece.

“I don’t want you to retire, Dad,” Nico said.

“Why?” Ginobili asked.

“Well, the chicken tenders in the family room are awesome,” his son answered.

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