Manu Ginobili is old and so was his shoe, apparently. Manu Ginobili is an old shoe.
While guarding Rodney Stuckey, Ginobili shuffled to his left and when he planted, he planted hard and his foot went straight through the completely ripped sole of his shoe. Maybe it exploded. Maybe Manu's bunions were too much to hold in. Maybe Manu's feet smelled so bad that the shoe had to take its own life. Who knows? Nike's confiscated all of the shoe factory surveillance in question. Who breaks a shoe like this, though? Honestly?
The Spurs called a timeout immediately after the play and had a ball boy or Austin Daye fetch some new kicks in the locker room. After the game Tim Duncan sewed the shoe together with his magic veteran touch.
When Gregg Popovich was asked about the strange situation after the game, he answered the media's question with a question of his own:
Seriously, you guys, who the hell is Austin Daye?
[H/T PBT for the video]