With Manu Ginobili‘s status with the San Antonio Spurs in doubt, let’s look back at some of his career accolades.
The 2018-19 season may not just see long-time San Antonio Spurs, Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker, not with the team, but a member that arrived in 2002 after being drafted in 1999; Manu Ginobili apparently has retirement on his mind, and without an answer for the organization on his status.
If that’s the end of Ginobili’s 16-year career, he will walk away with accolades which represent everything he did for the Spurs since debuting. There’s plenty for fans to recognize, so let’s skim through what he accomplished over the years:
- All-Star game appearances (2005, 2011)
- NBA Sixth Man of the Year award (2007)
- March 2003 Rookie of the Month
- 2002-03 All-NBA Rookie Second Team
- 2007-08 All-NBA Third Team
- 2010-11 All-NBA Third Team
- Mar. 11, 2007 NBA Player of the Week
- Feb. 24, 2008 NBA Player of the Week
- Mar. 28, 2010 NBA Player of the Week
- NBA champion (2003, 2005, 2007, 2014)
There’s also Ginobili’s placement on San Antonio’s all-time lists that only add to everything.
If Ginobili leaves the Spurs, it will mark the end of an era, of a franchise icon that became a face of the team’s glory days in the 2000s. No Spurs fan will forget what he accomplished, and it should eventually mean a jersey retirement and a potential induction into the Pro Basketball Hall of Fame.
Let’s first see what Ginobili’s decision will be, whenever he makes it. If he returns for the 2018-19 season, it may lead to an opportunity to expand his list of accolades for the Silver and Black.