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Manu Ginobili: the beast of Bahia Blanca

Manu Ginobili's record is impressive, especially given that he won it in the best league in the world.
Manu Ginobili
| 10 February, 2020 |

That Manu Ginobili is already in the history of world basketball is no news. The record he holds is impressive, especially given that he made it in the best league in the world.

The Beast of Bahia Blanca won four NBA rings, always wearing the same jersey: the San Antonio Spurs. We must not lose sight of the fact that the Spurs have five titles in their entire history (and, as we have just said, Manu participated in four), perhaps that’s why the team managers decided, at the time of their retirement, to release the number 20 shirt , so that no other player can use it and his memory is Live forever.

San Antonio Spurs – Number 20 Away Shirt

The Rings of Manu

The first won it as soon as it arrived: in 2003. The final was won 4-2 to the New Jersey Nets (the team included, in addition to Manu, Duncan and Parker: the three fantastic). Ginobili’s average was 7.6 points per game (raised it to 9.4 in the playoffs).

Manu Ginobili – San Antonio Spurs

The second is probably the one most remembered by basketball fans because it was an impressive finale: 4-3 to the Detroit Pistons. In the last match Manu nailed 23 points. It was 2005 and Ginobili already had won two rings in two years.

Manu Ginobili – San Antonio Spurs

The third (2007) is the most enjoyed by Spurs fans but not so much by basketball fans. Why am I saying this? Because it was a dance from start to finish: 4-0 to the Cleveland Cavaliers, who never had a chance to win. Manu was unstoppable: 27 points in the last match. This ring came with an emotional plus: the Argentinian Fabricio Oberto also played in the team.

The fourth and last was in 2014 (Manu was already 37 years old and was still playing like a beast). It was also a rather indisputable victory: 4-1 to Miami Heat. In 2013 they had lost the final 3-4 also against Miami, which that made the victory an important taste of revenge.

Manu Ginobili – San Antonio Spurs

As if that were not enough, he also won individual awards in the best league of the world: Best player of the

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