Despite rumors of retirement after 15 fulfilling seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, Argentine NBA staple Manu Ginobili is eyeing a return to the team for yet another season. The four-time NBA champion is not quite ready to hang ’em up just yet.
Not many players reach the age of 40 and still play in the league, but Ginobili will hit that mark on the 28 of this month.
Last season for the Spurs, he averaged 7.5 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 2.7 assists en route to a season where the team was swept by the eventual champions, the Golden State Warriors, in the Western Conference Finals.
A shining moment for Ginobili last season was when he blocked Houston’s James Harden from behind to seal a Game 5 overtime victory in the second round of the playoffs. In an era where laziness shines in the NBA, Ginobili has always been a fearless leader that is willing to do whatever it takes for victory, and that has translated into years of success.