It’s almost that time. In ten days, the Spurs will be raising Manu Ginobili’s jersey to the rafters following their home match-up against the Cavaliers, and #20 will be etched in Spurs lore for all eternity (not that it wasn’t already). As that day draws nearer, the Spurs have been releasing a series of videos called “Manu Moments,” where his former teammates and coaches reflect on their favorite memories of Manu, whether it was on the court or just being around the person.
Here are the first six, and we’ll continue to post more as they come out.
"I'm so fortunate and lucky for having a role model so close to me."— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) March 8, 2019
For @Patty_Mills, a bond created over a postgame meal during the 2012 Playoffs marked the beginning of a lifelong friendship.
Share your own Manu moment using #GraciasManu. pic.twitter.com/SMga8QjD8K
Whether it was over dinner or on the biggest stage, we all have our Manu moments. In 20 days, No. 20 goes to the rafters.— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) March 8, 2019
Help us celebrate by sharing your Manu moment with #GraciasManu. pic.twitter.com/tkQkYEQ5Yq
Following his rookie season, @manuginobili asked @SteveKerr to come back for one more year. Fifteen years later, Kerr returned the favor.— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) March 14, 2019
Share your Manu moment using #GraciasManu. pic.twitter.com/xm31LAcfXR
There are more to come! If you can’t see the tweets you can click here to visit the archive on Spurs.com’s Gracias Manu page. (Note: Yes, two more Manu Moments were released last night, but we agreed six per post is enough, so they will be included in the next “Manu Moments” post.)