LOOK: Spurs Legend Manu Ginobili Announces Retirement From NBA

Getty SAN ANTONIO, TX - MAY 29: Manu Ginobili #20 of the San Antonio Spurs reacts after making a three-pointer in the fourth quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Two of the Western Conference Finals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on May 29, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

One of the most well-respected players in NBA history has decided to call it a career. San Antonio Spurs legend Manu Ginobili has chosen to retire from the league, announcing his decision in an emotional social media post.

Ginobili, who’s 41-years-old, spent his entire career 16-year NBA career with the Spurs, has won four NBA championships, is a two-time NBA All-Star and won the 2008 NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award. He averaged 13.3 points, 3.8 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game over the span of his career.

Arguably his best season came in 2007-08 when he averaged 19.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game while shooting 46 percent from the field. Ginobili was a vital part of the Spurs organization from very early in his career, after the team selected him with the No. 57 pick during the second round of the 1999 NBA Draft.

Ginobili had a superb international career as well, playing for the Argentina national basketball team. He won Olympic gold and bronze medals, a silver medal at the FIBA World Cup and made a name for himself thanks to his abilities as a do-it-all type player both internationally and in the NBA.


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