Manu Ginóbili facts for kids
Ginóbili with the San Antonio Spurs in 2012
|Born||28 July 1977
Bahía Blanca, Argentina
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|NBA Draft||1999 / Round: 2 / Pick: 57th overall|
|Selected by the San Antonio Spurs|
|1996–1998||Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca|
|1998–2000||Viola Reggio Calabria|
|2002–2018||San Antonio Spurs|
|Career highlights and awards|
|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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Ginóbili met then-President of Argentina Néstor Kirchner following the 2005 NBA Finals.
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