Manu Ginobili was an outstanding player during his 16-year NBA career. He won four NBA titles with the Spurs; Ginobili and LeBron James are the only two players in NBA postseason history with at least 3,000 points and 300 three-pointers in the playoffs. He is one of 10 players ever to appear in over 200 playoff games, he came off the bench 165 times and is the all-time leader in NBA postseason history as a reserve in points (2,014), assists (576), rebounds (635), steals (205), field goals made (630), three-pointers made (226) and free throws made (528).
Ginobili was a two-time All-Star (2005 and 2011). The 2008 NBA Sixth Man of the Year is the first sixth man, as well as the first South American, to earn All-NBA honors.
Interestingly enough, according to FOX Sports’ Skip Bayless, Ginobili is better than the great Hakeem Olajuwon, who spent most of his 18-year career with the Rockets. The 12-time All-Star, who won the league MVP in 1994, was the Finals’ MVP in back-to-back years(1994, 1995). Olajuwon is considered to be one of the greatest centers of all-time and had a career average of 21.8 PPG, 11.1 RPG, and 3.1 BPG.
I know Bayless likes to say outlandish things, but this one might take the cake. Ginobili will be a Hall of Famer, but Olajuwon is an all-time great.
Listen below as Bayless talks Ginobili on FS1’s Undisputed today:
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