After 16 NBA seasons, San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili has decided to retire.
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
Ginobili, the 57th overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft, did not make his NBA debut until October 29, 2002. He has since appeared in 1,057 games, all with the Spurs.
In his 16th season, he appeared in 65 regular season games, averaging 8.9 points, 2.5 assists and 2.2 rebounds per contest. Ginobili's signature moment came in Game 4 of the Spurs first round series against the Warriors when he scored 16 points and added five assists to force a Game 5 against the eventual champions.
As it stands, Ginobili sits in the Spurs' top five all-time in nine major statistical categories: games played, minutes, points, field goals, 3-point field goals, free throws, rebounds, assists and steals.
The 41-year-old has amassed 14,043 points, 4,001 assists and 1,392 steals in his NBA career.
Here's a look back at all the legend has accomplished in his professional career that began in 1995…
NBA Stats and Accolades
• Regular season career averages: 13.3 ppg, 3.5 apg, 1.3 spg
• Postseason career averages: 14.0 ppg, 3.8 apg, 1.3 spg
• 4x NBA Champion (2003, 2005, 2007, 2014)
• 2003 All-Rookie Second Team
• 2x NBA All-Star (2005, 2011)
• 2x All-NBA Third Team (2008, 2011)
• 2008 Sixth Man of the Year
All-Time Spurs Records
• 1st in 3-pointers made
• 1st in steals
• 3rd most games played
• 4th made free throws
• 4th in assists
• 5th in points
• 5th in rebounds
• 5th in made field goals
• 5th in total minutes played
• 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist
• 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist
• 2x FIBA AmeriCup Gold Medalist (2001, 2011)
• 2011 FIBA AmeriCup MVP
• 2001 EuroLeague Champion and Finals MVP
• 2002 All EuroLeague First Team
• 2x Italian League MVP (2001, 2002)