With his help, the team was the most dominant in the NBA and secured four championship rings.
For his part, Ginobili was named the 2007-08 Sixth Man of the Year and was also an All-Rookie and All-NBA player.
Now he’s a Hall of Famer who still holds a special place in the hearts of Spurs fans all over the world.
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It’s easy to see why.
Rewatching old footage of Ginobili is like watching a masterpiece of movement.
He would duck, weave, and cruise the court with authority.
The man would seemingly always find a way to get to the basket, making his way through the defense like a sewing needle through cloth.
Ginobili moved like few others and was sometimes nearly impossible to defend.
Looking back at his career, you can see why he was such a crucial part of the team’s intimidating reign over the league.
During his time in the NBA, Ginobili averaged 13.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 3.8 assists a game.
The Spurs were the only team he ever played for and he was truly devoted to his squad.
Surprisingly, there was only one season when he started in every game.
Ginobili was the definition of a terrific sixth man and would sometimes close out games for the Spurs or put them over the edge and secure a victory.
Since retiring, Ginobili has spent time in his native Argentina but has also helped out the Spurs, doing some behind-the-scenes coaching.
That is good news because the team could always use some more of the magic that Ginobili brought.