The legendary Manu Ginobilifour-time NBA champion with the San Antonio Spurswill enter the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fameadvanced this Thursday the portal The Athletic.
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Shams Charania, one of the best-sourced journalists on basketball in the US, noted in The Athletic that the Argentine will appear in the class of 2022 for the Hall of Fame although he clarified that the official announcement will not be made until Saturday.
This is the first year that Ginóbili could be elected since one of the requirements to enter the Hall of Fame is that the honoree in question has been retired for at least four seasons.
Ginóbili, who said goodbye to the courts in 2018 after an impressive career that also saw him hang the Olympic gold in Athens 2004, was one of the great favorites to enter the Hall of Fame since the list of finalists was announced in mid-February.
The Argentinian, who is now 44 years old, played in the NBA from 2002 to 2018always with the San Antonio Spurs, and formed a historic trio with Tim Duncan and Tony Parker.
The shooting guard was also Euroleague champion with the Italian Virtus Bologna in 2001.
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Together with Ginobili, Charania explained that they will also enter the Hall of Fame George Karl, Tim Hardaway, Swin Cash y Bob Huggins.
The ceremony for the new members of the Hall of Fame will be held in september in springfield (Massachusetts, EE.UU.).