In the United States of America (USA), a ceremony honoring legends took place, inducting the most memorable faces of basketball into the James Naismith Hall of Fame.
An international star was also on the list confirmed in April Emmanuel Ginobiliwinning titles with the San Antonio Spurs.
In his speech, the Argentinian thanked all the people who contributed to his achievements, especially Gregg Popovich, who is currently coaching the Spurs, and his long-time teammates Tim Duncan and Tony Parker.
“Pops, what can I say…I’d run out of time. You have meant so much to me and my family, on and off the field, that I will never be able to thank you enough. Next to me is one of the best players of all time, and at the same time one of my best friends. I have learned so much from you about being a leader and a role model for others. Thanks, Tim. TP… We always had good priorities, didn’t let our egos get the best of us when it was mine, yours or Tim’s time. Mostly Timo. We did our jobs and it was a great pleasure,” said E. Ginobili.
What a team 🏆pic.twitter.com/Ol0DaJOhhj
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) September 11, 2022
In Springfield, he was also supported by Ettore Messina, who briefly left Milan’s AX Armani preseason, worked together in Bologna and helped him get into the National Basketball Association (NBA).
E. Ginobili won titles on all fronts – he became the NBA champion 4 times (in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014), triumphed in the Euroleague (2001), became the Olympic champion (2004), later won the Olympic bronze (2008), he also has in his collection World Cup silver (2002).
The women’s NBA (WNBA) icon, three-time champion, is also inducted into the Hall of Fame Swin Cashplayers Tim Hardaway, Lou Hudson, one of the best coaches ever George Karl and excelled in coaching National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) teams Bob Huggins. The judge is next to them Hugh Evanswho have contributed to the development of basketball in every way Larry Costello, Dell Harrisfemale players Theresa Shank-Grentz, Lindsay Whalencoach Marianne Stanley and an international legend Radio Korač.