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Emanuel David "Manu" Ginobili is an Argentine professional basketball player. Coming from a family of professional basketball players, he is a member of the Argentine men's national basketball team and the San Antonio Spurs in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Ginobili spent the early part of his basketball career in Argentina and Italy, where he won several individual and team honors. His stint with Italian side Kinder Bologna was particularly productive, earning two Lega A Most Valuable Player awards, the Euroleague Final Four MVP and the 2001 Euroleague and Triple Crown championships. The shooting guard was selected as the 57th overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft and is considered one of the biggest draft steals of all time. Ginobili returned to Italy and only joined the Spurs in 2002. He did not take long to establish himself as a key player for the Spurs, and has since earned three NBA championship rings as well as being named an All-Star in 2005. In the 200708 season, he was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year.
With the Argentina national team, Ginobili has also enjoyed success. He made his debut with the national team in 1998, and was a member of the team which won the gold medal during the 2004 Olympics Basketball Tournament. Hailed as one of the finest European-based players to grace the NBA, he plays a high-tempo and intensive game. He is also one of only two players, along with Bill Bradley, to have won a Euroleague title, an NBA championship, and an Olympic gold medal.
"Mover and shaker: Motor always has been running for Spurs' Ginobili"
Manu Ginobili - Bio
"The 30 best international players in the NBA"
Manu Ginobili, Spurs Guard
Manu Ginoboli Info Page - Bio
Manu Ginobili, Argentina
FIBA World Basketball Championships
Manu Ginobili Info Page - Career Stats and Totals
2003 Playoff Results
"Todos los ganadores de los Olimpia de Oro" (Spanish)
Fisher's Jumper Gives Lakers Dramatic Game 5 Win
At a Glance
At a Glance
Spurs Dethrone Pistons To Take Third NBA Title
At a Glance
Parker, Spurs Close Out Cavs for Fourth Title
Ginobili Wins 2007-08 Sixth Man of the Year Award presented by Kia Motors
MVP Kobe Bryant Highlights All-NBA First Team
Spurs KO Rattled Suns to Close Out Series
Spurs Saddle Hornets in Seven
Bryant Leads Lakers past Spurs, into NBA Finals
2008-09 NBA Season Summary
PER Diem: April 17, 2009
"Mavericks oust Spurs from playoffs with 106-93 win"
Ginobili has rabies shots
Manu Ginobili Bio Page
Ginobili Lifts Argentina at Buzzer
Olympic Basketball - 2004 Olympics
Delfino scores 20, drives Argentina past Lithuania
"Living the Playoffs: Manu to the Rescue"
"The greatest floppers in NBA history"
Best of the Euroleague and NBA: Manu Ginobili
Euroleague.net Profile - Manu Ginobili
NBA.com Profile - Manu Ginobili
Manu's Buzzer Beater against Serbia & Montenegro at Athens 2004
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