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Manu Ginóbili
Ginóbili with the San Antonio Spurs in 2012
Personal information
Born 28 July 1977 (1977-07-28) (age 43)
Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Nationality Argentine
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
NBA Draft 1999 / Round: 2 / Pick: 57th overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Pro career 1995–2018
Career history
1995–1996 Andino
1996–1998 Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca
1998–2000 Viola Reggio Calabria
2000–2002 Virtus Bologna
2002–2018 San Antonio Spurs
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA champion (2003, 2005, 2007, 2014)
  • 2× NBA All-Star (2005, 2011)
  • 2× All-NBA Third Team (2008, 2011)
  • NBA Sixth Man of the Year (2008)
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2003)
  • No. 20 retired by San Antonio Spurs
  • EuroLeague champion (2001)
  • EuroLeague Finals MVP (2001)
  • 2× EuroLeague Finals Top Scorer (2001, 2002)
  • All-EuroLeague First Team (2002)
  • Italian League champion (2001)
  • Italian Cup MVP (2002)
  • 2× Italian League MVP (2001, 2002)
  • 2× Olimpia de Oro (2003, 2004)
  • 3x Italian A1 All-Star (1999, 2000, 2001)
  • Italian A1 All-Star Game Dunk Contest Champion (2001)
  • Diamond Konex Award (2010)
  • 50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors (2008)
  • FIBA AmeriCup MVP (2001)
Stats at NBA.com

Emanuel David Ginóbili (born 28 July 1977) is an Argentine retired professional basketball player. Over a 23-season professional career, he became one of only two players to have won a EuroLeague title, an NBA championship, and an Olympic gold medal. A four-time NBA champion, Ginóbili was a member of the San Antonio Spurs for his entire NBA career. Along with Spurs teammates Tim Duncan and Tony Parker, he was known as one of the "Big Three".

Ginóbili comes from a family of professional basketball players. He spent the early part of his career in Argentina and Italy, where he holds dual citizenship, and won several individual and team honors. His stint with Italian club Kinder Bologna was particularly successful; he won two Italian League MVP awards, the EuroLeague Finals MVP and the 2001 EuroLeague championship and Triple Crown. Selected as the 57th overall pick in the 1999 NBA draft, Ginóbili joined the Spurs in 2002, and soon became a key player for the team. In addition to his four NBA championships, Ginóbili was named an All-Star in 2005 and 2011, and has been selected twice for the All-NBA Team. In 2007–08, he was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year. Ginóbili announced his retirement on 27 August 2018.

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