By Dylan Carter
After 16 seasons, legendary shooting guard Manu Ginobili hosted his final media session as a member of the San Antonio Spurs.
“I came here very excited, fulfilling a dream and knowing that I had a lot of things to improve on.”
Shooting guard Manu Ginobili arrived in San Antonio in 2002, three years after he was selected with the 57th pick in the 1999 NBA Draft, and built one of the most successful international careers in the history of the game.
After announcing his retirement on August 27, Manu Ginobili held his final press conference Saturday morning at the Spurs practice facility. For the four-time champion, the idea of working through another season bared too much of a physical burden on the 41-year-old.
”I couldn’t see my body going through that kind of grind again. I felt that I had a good season, that I left everything that I had in that previous season, both physically and mentally. When I came back here and came to workout a little bit to lift or bike or whatever, I saw Bryn, I saw Dejounte and some of the guys working out and preparing for the season and I was so far from...