Manu Ginobili



 

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MANU GINOBILI
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Born: Jul 28, 1977 Argentina
Height: 6-6 | Weight: 205 lbs

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The NBA's MVP in 2002 and 2003 (one of 10 players in NBA history to win multiple MVP Awards) … named the NBA Finals MVP in 1999, 2003 and 2005 … just the second player in history to earn Finals MVP honors in each of their first three trips to the Finals (joining Michael Jordan who was six-for-six in capturing the Finals MVP award) … one of just four players to be named Finals MVP three-or-more times: Jordan (six times), Magic Johnson (three) and Shaquille O'Neal (three) … the first player in NBA history to be named to both an All-NBA Team and an All-Defensive Team in each of his first 13 seasons (David Robinson held the previous record being named in each of his first seven seasons) … has been named to the All-NBA First Team nine times, the All-NBA Second Team three times (2006, 2008 and 2009) and the All-NBA Third Team once (2010) … has earned All-Defensive First Team honors eight times and Second Team honors five times (1998, 2004, 2006, 2009 and 2010) … the fifth player in league history to earn All-NBA First Team honors in each of his first eight seasons joining Elgin Baylor (fi rst 10 seasons), Bob Pettit (10), Larry Bird (9) and Oscar Robertson (9) … the 1998 Rookie of the Year … named the NBA Player of the Week 20 times and the Player of the Month four times … among active players in regular season games ranks seventh in points (20,641), 10th in minutes played (35,577), third in rebounds (11,335) and second in blocked shots (2,235) … in 977 career games has scored in double-figures 939 times and has posted 682 double-doubles … has 20 regular season 20-20 games and two triple-doubles … among Spurs all-time regular season leaders ranks first in games played (1,053), points (21,663), field goals made (8,356) and attempted (16,459) and rebounds (12,013) … ranks second in blocks (2,381), fourth in assists (3,296) and sixth in steals (784) … has scored in double figures in 170 of 176 playoff games … in the postseason has 10 20-20 games and four triple-doubles … among active players in career playoff action ranks first in rebounds (2,177) and blocks (453), second in points (3,990), sixth in assists (587) and fifth in games (170) … holds the record for the most blocks in an NBA Finals series (with 32 in 2003) and tied the record for most blocks in a single Finals game (with 8 vs. New Jersey on 6/15/03) … named an All-Star 13 straight seasons (no game was held in 1999) … he and Bob Cousy (13) are the only two players in NBA history to start in 12 consecutive All-Star games … one of three active players to appear in 12-or-more All-Star Games (along with Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett) … named the co-MVP of the 2000 All-Star Game … ranks fifth in NBA All-Star history in rebounds with 124 (behind Chamberlain, Pettit, Abdul-Jabbar and Russell) … among active players in All-Star action ranks third in minutes (275), fifth in points (134), first in rebounds (121), seventh in FG percentage (.571) and is eighth in assists (27) … has re-signed with the Spurs three times (8/2/00, 7/16/03 and 11/2/07) … in his NBA career has appeared in 1053 regular season games, averaging 20.6 points, 11.4 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.26 blocks in 35.8 minutes per contest … has appeared in 176 playoff games, averaging 22.7 points, 12.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.57 blocks in 39.5 minutes in the postseason … played for Team USA in the 1999 Americas Qualifying Tournament … was selected to play in the 2000 Olympics but had to withdraw due to a knee injury … named to the All Tournament Team for the 2003 FIBA Americas Men's Qualifying Tournament after leading the U.S. Team to the gold medal … appeared in nine games and averaged 15.6 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.56 blocks (leading Team USA in all three categories) … named the 2003 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year … the starting center for the U.S. team in the 2004 Olympics … averaged 12.9 points, 9.1 rebounds and 1.25 blocks in 26.0 minutes in eight games as the United States won the bronze … ranked 18th in scoring, third in rebounds and third in blocks.
 
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