Manu Ginobili of San Antonio Spurs retire from NBA after 16 years

Manu Ginobili is retiring from San Antonio Spurs team after playing for 16 years in NBA.

41 years old Ginobili is regarded as one of the most decorated NBA payers who have to his name titles of being a Four Time NBA Champion, Two Time All-Star and of being an Olympic Gold Medalist with Argentina.

Ginobili who is most likely to become Future Hall of Famer tweeted on twitter saying that, “today with a wide range of feelings and emotions I am officially announcing my retirement from NBA. It has been a fabulous journey more than what I could have ever imagined.”

Ginobili was the second round draft pick up by Spurs in 1999 but he only started playing in 2002. He played a total of 1057 games making average points of 13.3 and assist of 3.8. He was the one who made it possible for Spurs to win the NBA titles of years 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2014.

He not only won the gold medal with Argentina back in 2004 but also was awarded with the title of EuroLeague’s Finals’ most valuable player in year 2001.

Fan Favorite; Swingman was under for contract until 2018-2019. However he suddenly said in April of this year that he is weighing his options as to what is in his career next. His exact words were, “as I have done the same in the last two seasons. I am going to sit back and relax and think for about three to four months and see if I feel like retiring or not”.

He further added, “I am not some guy who makes decisions on a fly, or when you are upset or hurt”.

Ginobili was able to make average of 8.9 points in last season per game for Spurs. However Spurs were eliminated in the playoffs by the final winner Golden State Warriors.

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