With the Spurs in the NBA Finals, many San Antonians consider themselves to be born Spurs fans. But Renee San Miguel and Jorge Ramirez’ new son really is.
The couple named their nine pound seven ounce baby boy, born Sunday, Ginobili, after Spurs superstar guard Manu Ginobili.
“We’re big Spurs fans,” Renee told 1200 WOAI’s Bud Little from her room at San Antonio Metropolitan Methodist Hospital on Monday, with obvious understatement.
She says they decided on Ginobili Jose Ray San Miguel Ramirez because “all of our other children’s names state with ‘G,’ and we wanted to name him something with a ‘G’.” That ruled out Tim Duncan or Tony Parker.
“We hope he lives up to his name and becomes a famous basketball player too,” Renee said.
Ginobili Ramirez will be watching from his crib Thursday night when the Spurs, and Manu Ginobili, take on the Detroit Pistons in Game One of the NBA Finals.
posted by Andy W at Tuesday, June 07, 2005