He's also the most popular Spur of his generation - walk around San Antonio, even at the peak of the Spurs runs, and you saw more Ginobili jerseys than Duncan or Parker or Robinson or anyone else.
Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant stands with members of the media using his smartphone to take pictures of his mother, not pictured, posing with the trophy after their 129-115 win over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 4 of the National Basketball Association.
Ginobili says he'll take his time deciding if he wants to retire.
"I started him tonight out of respect. I don't think he needs that". "For the first year without Timmy's leadership and a lot of new players, these guys got it together to win 61 games and just got better and better as the playoffs proceeded and we were basically on a pretty good roll starting Game 1 at Golden State".
Down 3-0 in the series, the tenacious Manu still put up a valiant 15 points and seven assists to get the crowd in San Antonio energized.
Golden State outshot the Spurs 55.8 percent to 42.3 percent, had 53 rebounds to San Antonio's 41 and dominated despite 17 turnovers that led to 22 San Antonio points.
"Obviously happy for him to be sharing this moment with him after all he's gone through with joining the squad and leaving OKC", Green said at the postgame podium of Durant.
But even the added rest may not be enough for Kerr, who told ESPN after Tuesday's win that he's still "day by day".
Ginobili spoke to the media after the Game 4 loss and was asked several questions about his possible retirement in the offseason. His style of play is emblematic of the unselfish and team-based basketball of head coach Gregg Popovich, who led the Spurs to five NBA Finals victories over almost 20 years.
"You know the big goal, but it's definitely incredible to get here, to grind with this team all year", Durant said. Keeping Simmons may be hard after his star turn in the playoffs, especially once Leonard went down. The person, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced, said Monday night the two sides have agreed to a deal.
Thompson was at the center of Cleveland's historic comeback a year ago. Hammond replaces Rob Hennigan, who was sacked last month after the Magic failed to make the playoffs during his five-year tenure. Weltman will report directly to Magic president Alex Martins.
As a 23-year-old playing with the Thunder.