While many of us were applauding the fantastic 15-year National Basketball Association career of San Antonio Spurs sixth man Manu Ginobili during Game 4 of the 2017 Western Conference Finals, he didn't exactly say that he was calling it a career. Ginobili averaged 7.5 points in 18.7 minutes a season ago.
The Spurs are also working to finalize a new deal with free-agent center Pau Gasol, league sources said. In 15 seasons with the Spurs, the native of Argentina ranks in the top five in franchise history in points (13,467), games (992), assists (3,835) and steals (1,349).
Ginobili was drafted late in the second round in the 1999 NBA Draft, but played his first season in 2002. This is one of those plays that San Antonio Spurs fans won't soon forget. Playing in 69 games, he also averaged 2.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.2 steals.
But that's not the moment we're talking about here, the one that let us know Ginobili still has it.
Manu Ginobili isn't ready to call it a career just yet.