After 16 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, Manu Ginobili is officially hanging up his jersey for good. The crafty lefty announced his retirement from the NBA via Twitter in a heartfelt message to his fans, family, friends, Spurs teammates, coaches and staff. Considered by many as the man that brought the euro-step to the hardwood, Ginobili also helped the Spurs win four NBA Championships – he is also a two-time All-Star and sixth man of the year award-winner in 2008.
Take a look at his announcement below and let us know your favorite Manu Ginobili moment during his career. Fans of the Spurs can also check out DeMar DeRozan’s thoughtful thank you letter to the Toronto Raptor fans.
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