Manu Ginobili Announces Retirement
Emanuel "Manu" Ginobili (pictured above) announced his retirement via his Twitter account on Monday afternoon:
Ginobili played his entire 16 year NBA career with the San Antonio Spurs, winning four NBA championships in five Finals appearances. The Argentinian legend played his first seven professional seasons overseas. Manu scored over 14,000 career NBA points, averaging over 13 points/game while playing alongside future Hall of Famers Tim Duncan and Tony Parker, and under future Hall of Fame coach Gregg Popovich.
He also led Argentina to an Olympic gold medal in the Athens Summer Games in 2004. And because of that, is regarded as a living legend in his homeland.
Manu was the last of San Antonio's "Big Three" still playing in Texas. Tony Parker signed with the Charlotte Hornets this offseason, while Tim Duncan retired after the 2015-16 season.