European basketball reacts to Manu Ginobili’s retirement

27/Aug/18 23:22 August 27, 2018

Antonis Stroggylakis

27/Aug/18 23:22

Some couldn’t believe it. Others even cursed. And everyone gave praise to the mighty Manu Ginobili.

By Antonis Stroggylakis/

Although there were already reports that Manu Ginobili is pondering retirement, the actual tweet with which the legendary Argentinian player announced that he won’t play basketball anymore still came as a shock to the world of hoops.

And, as you can easily imagine, the players’ reactions were plenty and quite varied. Teammates, opponents or simply players who admired the unique style of the great Manu expressed their emotions and thoughts regarding the retirement of one of the most special players of the 21st century.

Dirk Nowitzki praised Ginobili’s famous competitive playing style and the winning spirit that helped propel the Spurs towards four NBA rings since Manu arrived.