◼️ After announcing the retirement of Manu Ginobili on Monday, Ron Nirenberg, mayor of San Antonio, has declared that on August 30 it will be “Manu Ginobili Day”.
Ginobili, a native of Argentina, played 16 seasons with the Spurs and announced, via Twitter, that he had ended his glorious career. There is no doubt that he will end up in the NBA Hall of Fame and his adoptive city (San Antonio) will honor him as he should.
— Mayor Ron Nirenberg (@Ron_Nirenberg) August 28, 2018
Throughout his career in San Antonio, Ginobili averaged 13.3 points; 3.3 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.32 steals in 25.4 minutes per game. He is the historical leader of the Spurs in triple pts and steals. In 1,057 games throughout his career, he won 762 games; an all-NBA record for any player with more than a thousand matches.
Still unaware of the details of “Manu Ginobili Day”, but Tim Duncan (who retired in 2016) also had a similar honor. Although in his case it did make more sense on the day chosen (it was August 21 and Tim Duncan wore the number ’21’). Manu, however, used the number 20.