The San Antonio Spurs organization and Gregg Popovich produced one of the best jersey retirements the NBA has ever seen when honoring one of their best players in franchise history, Manu Ginobili.

Spurs honored Ginobili by hanging his No. 20 in rafters of the AT&T Center per Yahoo Sports, a fitting tribute to arguably the greatest foreign player in NBA history.

Ginobili, who led Argentina to an Olympic gold medal in 2004 versus a United States team that featured LeBron James and longtime Spurs teammate Tim Duncan, spent 16 years in San Antonio, where the Argentine won four championships.

Coach Popovich said that without Ginobili, the Spurs’ dynasty wouldn’t happen.

“The way the team was set up, we all needed each other. And without Manu, there were no championships.”

Ginobili is one of two players to win a EuroLeague and an NBA championship and also boasts the highest winning percentage in NBA history which stands at .702. Ginobili is the only player to lose less than 200 regular season games per Bleacher Report (167) having played at least 500 games.

Ginobili’s regular season record = 421-167 (.716)
Ginobili’s playoff record = 74-43 (.633)

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