NBA: Spurs legend Manu Ginobili retires from basketball

Manu Ginobili

Ginobili joined Spurs in 2002 and along with Tim Duncan and Tony Parker went on to achieve four NBA Championships.

San Antonio Spurs legend Manu Ginobili has announced his decision to retire from basketball after 16 seasons with the NBA team.

Ginobili joined Spurs in 2002 and along with Tim Duncan and Tony Parker went on to achieve four NBA Championships.

 

"Today, with a wide range of feelings, I'm announcing my retirement from basketball," Ginobili announced on Twitter.

"IMMENSE GRATITUDE to everyone (family, friends, teammates, coaches, staff, fans) involved in my life in the last 23 years. It's been a fabulous journey. Way beyond my wildest dreams."

 

His career started in Italy and Argentina before he joined Spurs in 2002.

The Argentine is also a two-time NBA All-Star, an Olympic gold medalist for Argentina and a Euroleague MVP.

He played 1,057 regular-season and 218 playoff games with the Spurs, ranking in the franchise's top five all-time in games, points (14,043), assists (4,001) and steals (1,392).

His final game was in April when Spurs were knocked off the Western Conference playoffs by eventual champions Golden State Warriors.

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