Manu Ginobili’s decision to walk away from the game of basketball on Monday has sent shockwaves across the league and coaxed several reactions on social media from his NBA brothers, including Golden State Warriors sharpshooter and two-time Most Valuable Player, Stephen Curry.
In a message posted on his verified Instagram account, Curry gave Ginobili nothing but high praises and appreciation for the way he carried himself and competed at the highest level, while also acknowledging how big of a winner the Argentinian was during his decorated NBA career.
“Congrats on an amazing career @manuginobili. You embody how basketball is meant to be played. With Passion, joy, and obviously a Champion through and through. You are an Inspiration to many sir. Enjoy the rest of your life to the fullest!”
As one of the most charismatic players of his generation, whose amiable demeanor on and off the court betrays the ferociousness with which he competes, Manu Ginobili has earned the respect of his peers, which is very evident from the recognition he is getting from them.
Not a few observers thought that the 2017-18 season would be Ginobili’s last, but he decided to give the NBA another try.
The future Hall of Famer concludes his NBA career with averages of 13.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 3.8 assists in 1,057 games.
Ginobili won a total of four NBA titles and was named to two All-Star teams in 2005 and 2011.
Once it’s his time to call it quits, Stephen Curry will surely also have players singing praises for the way he played and revolutionized the game with his long-distance shooting.