Full Name: Emanuel David Ginobili
Position: Shooting guard
Jersey Number: 20 with the Spurs, 5 with Argentina National Team
Birth date: July 28, 1977
Place of Birth: Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Teams: San Antonio Spurs - 2002-03 / present
Complete NBA Seasons: 6
Team Titles won:
NBA Championships: 3 - 2002-03, 2004-05 and 2006-07
Personal Titles and Awards:
Summer Olympic Games MVP: 1 - Athens 2004
2004: Manu was the star of the Olympics Games in Athens 2004 where Argentina got the Gold Medal: He was leader of the team and won the tournament MVP
2002: Ginobili, the rising star of Argentina's excellent National Team in the 2002 World Championship, suffered an injury that limited him for the final match and Argentina lost with a controversial call in the final seconds of regulation. Manu will seek revenge in the 2006 WC.
Other interesting information:
- Ginobili is the only player in basketball history to win the Euroleague, an Olympic gold medal, and an NBA Championship.
- In 5 seasons in the NBA Manu ginobili played 90 playoffs games, more than most players in their entire career. Of course he also won 3 championships.
- Manu was selected by the Spurs with 57th pick overall in the 1999 NBA Draft. Nobody in the United States knew him by then and now it is considered one of the top steals in NBA draft history.
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