In the anteroom of the entrance of Emanuel David Ginobili to the Basketball Hall of Famewhich will take place this Saturday, September 10, it is time to review some of his records in the NBA that endorse their recognition.
First, the Argentine scored 20 or more points off the bench in 27 playoff games – no other player in the past three decades has done so even 20 times. The best ‘sixth man’ in history? Many specialists, supported by his remarkable numbers, consider it so.
In addition, according to what the Opta agency adds, the Bahiense is one of only three basketball players in the 21st century to exceed the total figure of 2,500 assists coming off the bench; Lou Williams and JJ Barea are the other two members of the list.
On the other hand, it is worth noting the validity of the escort, which was perhaps his main virtue. He is one of only 12 players in NBA history to make more than 50 3-pointers in 16 different seasons.
Finally, the left-hander, who played all 16 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, a franchise with which he reached five finals and won four rings, retired at the end of the 2017-18 season and did so in great shape.
Manu is one of the six basketball players in the history of the best league in the world to add more than 500 points in a season in which he had already turned 40. It is worth clarifying that the age of the players on February 1 is taken as a reference. The former Kinder Bologna is in fifth place on the list.
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