Manu Ginobili looked tired by the end of Game 7 of the NBA Finals — that was game 103 in the Spurs season and while it was just 81 for Ginobili combine that with his work to get and stay healthy and that’s a grind.

During those Finals Ginobili artfully Eurostepped around questions of his future but when the season ended it only took a few days for him to decide to return to San Antonio.

In an interview with Argentinean publication La Nación — translated over at Pounding the Rock — Ginobili is honest about the grind and how it had his considering retirement.