Manu Ginobili remains the first to enter the Hall of Fame

Nerves and excitement in equal parts. Manu Ginobili It’s another historic chapter for Argentine basketball, and by extension Hispanic basketball: in a few hours, James Nizmit will be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Symphony Hall is now ready to welcome the Class of 2022 to the institution, the fifth being Manu Ginobili, who once again carries the full weight of history and travels to Springfield (Massachusetts).

The kid who grew up around basketball and cried because of his highly competitive behavior when they lost, now retired from basketball in 2018, is 45 years old and beginning to appreciate the slower rhythms of life away from the Crusher. It means high competition.

The 45-year-old was interviewed today by his partner on the ESPN Star+ channel Fabrizio ObertoFor when he spoke of these hours, he said that he was.The previous one (your entry) is not easy“And it is burdened with responsibility and emotions, and for this it is connected with individual awards,” he confirmed.Guest“Perhaps it’s because he’s used to seeing the collective side of the sport, even though he realizes in retrospect that he thought too much of himself when he was younger.

fan Michael Jordan From those 90s bulls, Manu lives today in his skin for the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, first on the red carpet (6 p.m., US Eastern Time) and then himself (7 p.m.). ).

It will be another historic milestone for a 2-time All-Star in the NBA (4 rings with the Spurs), the EuroLeague and the Olympics. Twice in the third team of the American League, he retired from the sport in 2018 after 16 years in the NBA and has already seen his jersey taken off in the Argentina team and the Spurs team, creating a magical quartet. with Gregg Popovich, Tim Duncan Y Tony Parker.

Everything is ready. Argentina is paying attention and the entire basketball world is watching Springfield. In that corner of the planet, Bahinsey will be the protagonist this Saturday. Well deserved.

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