Manu Ginobili announced today 8/27/2018 that he will retire from the nba at the age of 41.
“Today, with a wide range of feelings, I’m announcing my retirement from basketball,” he said in a tweet. “It’s been a fabulous journey. Way beyond my wildest dreams.”
Today, with a wide range of feelings, I’m announcing my retirement from basketball. 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. pic.twitter.com/3MLCUtmd6K
— Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) August 27, 2018
Ginobili who definetly get into Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer, had been working out routinely at the Spurs’ training office as he thought about his choice to retire.
The Spurs had been optimistic that Manu Ginobili would need to return for the seventeenth season and gave Ginobili time to settle on a choice, the new first arrived to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. They expressed gratitude toward Manu Ginobili in a tweet and video.
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) August 27, 2018
His historic 16-season with the Spurs comes to an end. He is one of the achieved international players in basketball history, a four-time NBA champion, a two-time NBA All-Star, an Olympic gold medalist for Argentina and a Euroleague MVP.
Manu Ginobili 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). He averaged 8.9 points and 20 minutes a game for the Spurs last season.
Manu Ginobili had one year left on his contract, worth $2.5 million.