Manu Ginobili não é mais jogador de basquete profissional. O impacto e influência do maior nome da história da modalidade na Argentina e um dos maiores ídolos da história do San Antonio Spurs, porém, vai se perpetuar por várias gerações. Uma prova disso foi testemunhada nesta segunda-feira, com a reação de reverência de esportistas e grandes atletas da NBA à notícia da aposentadoria do veterano.
Craques como LeBron James, Kobe Bryant e Dwyane Wade manifestaram-se nas redes sociais assim que a informação foi divulgada para exaltar a carreira do atleta argentino. Confira algumas dessas reações:
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) August 27, 2018
Uno de los mejores de toda la historia!
Una leyenda! GRACIAS por lo que has hecho por el Baloncesto @manuginobili
— jose manuel calderon (@JmCalderon) August 27, 2018
One of the all time greats. Fearless, funny, compassionate and competitive as hell. Thank you Manu! https://t.co/eZ61cWRvGb
— Steve Kerr (@SteveKerr) August 27, 2018
Amazing carrier @manuginobili ! Being 57th pick in the draft ….. and won 4 rings😳 respect! Incredible role model. Have a great time with ur family and friends. Wake up whatever time u want:))) …. and go for short holidays in December or January 😂😂🔥🔥🔥!
— Marcin Gortat🇵🇱 (@MGortat) August 27, 2018
— Chris Paul (@CP3) August 28, 2018
End of an era. One of the greatest. Thank you for all you’ve done. The game will miss u! https://t.co/UTybV6V2sY
— Cedi Osman (@cediosman) August 27, 2018
Manuuuuuu! Noooooo! There has been no one like you, and there won’t be again. You have made us all proud. Enjoy your beautiful family and the next stage of your journey.
— David Robinson (@DavidtheAdmiral) August 27, 2018
Congrats to Future Hall of Famer @manuginobili on your retirement! I’ve always admired your game and it won’t be the same without you.
— Zach LaVine (@ZachLaVine) August 27, 2018
— Kristaps Porzingis (@kporzee) August 28, 2018
— Gordon Hayward (@gordonhayward) August 28, 2018
Great career! From his professionalism, selflessness, changing the game by bringing the euro step into the NBA, and becoming a champion! 💪🏽 https://t.co/8cYLy5NENJ
— Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) August 27, 2018
basketball right now which is the “Euro Step”!!!! God bless you, thanks for the playing the game the right way and for the competition!!! 🇦🇷 🙏🏾💯
— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 28, 2018
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) August 27, 2018
Congrats on an amazing career @manuginobili. You embody how basketball is meant to be played. With Passion, joy, and obviously a Champion through and through. Inspiration many sir. pic.twitter.com/Z86WgYFVMk
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) August 27, 2018
Wow what a career @manuginobili it was a pleasure sharing the court with you, learning from you, the amazing team dinners, and long flights with great conversations and then competing against you! You will be missed Thanks For Everything #LivingLegend #20 #Batman
— INDIANA GEORGE HILL (@George_Hill3) August 27, 2018
I competed against you for 9 years. I sat through countless pregame meetings discussing how not to let you go to your left hand because when you do, you’re impossible to stop! Then, I became your teammate and got to witness first hand how you bring way more value to a team than pic.twitter.com/JJYbvXNToE
— LaMarcus Aldridge (@aldridge_12) August 27, 2018
The Euro Step Legend will be missed! Fair to say he changed the game in a unique way! Congrats on a beyond amazing career @manuginobili !!
— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) August 27, 2018
Hell of a career @manuginobili . One of the best to ever do it. Pick and roll genius. Euro-step king. Hated trying to force you right in the pnr knowing you would still snake back to the left hand. I’ve borrowed a lot of your moves and set-ups. The game will miss you !
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) August 27, 2018
— Jason Kidd (@RealJasonKidd) August 27, 2018
— Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) August 27, 2018
Wow got to play with one of my favorite players in his last season. Thanks for all you did for the game gramps @manuginobili
— Rudy Gay (@RudyGay) August 27, 2018
THANK YOU for absolutely everything you have done for basketball. A role model for all of us that love this wonderful sport. Fortunate to have shared locker room with you the last 2 years.#GraciasManu pic.twitter.com/HBJDvjIw2j
— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) August 27, 2018
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) August 28, 2018