Spurs: Manu Ginobili's Hall of Fame career by the numbers, 20-1

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8. Manu's bench excellence is rewarded by the NBA

It would have been an absolute travesty if Manu Ginobili never won an NBA Sixth Man of the Year award. Fortunately, his 2008 season left voters absolutely no choice but to give him one.

Significance: Just above names like Jamal Crawford and Lou Williams, Manu is considered the best sixth man of all time by most fans.

7. Ginobili's miracle bank shot opens the Olympics in style

It was quite an opening day of the Men's Basketball Tournament at the 2004 Olympics, as Serbia was about to upset Argentina in the first game of pool play -- until this happened.

Significance: Manu's banked runner with 0.7 seconds left set the tone for what would be an unforgettable tournament for Team Argentina.

6. Manu sets the golden standard for being a Sixth Man

Jamal Crawford may have won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award more times than anyone with three, but even he admits Manu Ginobili was the inspiration for accepting that role.

Significance: Manu shows the world how being the ultimate teammate can lead to greatness.