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NBA: Manu Ginbili, one step away from making history… once again: finalist to enter the Hall of Fame

ANDhe argentinian manu ginbilia four-time NBA champion with the San Antonio Spurs, is on the list of finalists for the class of Naismith Memorial B


ANDhe argentinian manu ginbilia four-time NBA champion with the , is on the list of finalists for the class of Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2022announced this Friday in Cleveland (USA), before the start of the All-Star weekend.

Spurs’ moving video tribute to Ginbili

Ginbili, who retired in 2018 after a legendary career that also saw him hang himself Olympic gold in Athens 2004is part of a list of finalists that also includes Tim Hardaway, winner of the gold medal at the 2000 Games.

After adding legends like Kobe Bryant, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Hall of Fame in the last two years, Ginbili is one of the favorites to be part of the 2022 picks.

Ginbili, 44, played in the NBA from 2002 to 2018always with the San Antonio Spurs, and formed a historical trio with Tim Duncan and Frenchman Tony Parker.

The Argentine shooting guard was also Euroleague champion with the Italian Virtus Bologna in 2001.

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The winners will be announced next April in New Orleans, while the ceremony will be next September in Springfield (Massachusetts).

Ginbili plays an exhibition match with hair again

Also on the list of finalists are Michael Cooper, five-time NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, Marques Johnson, former player for the Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors, and Swin Cash, player for the Detroit Shock in the WNBA.