Emanuel Ginóbili appeared by surprise last night at the stadium AT & T Center where, just nine months ago, he was the maximum active idol of the San Antonio Spurs but now he lives and celebrates as a legend from his retirement.
Manu was a spectator in the Spurs' 109-95 victory over New Orleans Pelicans. He did it with his children, the twins Dante and Nicola, who warned when a camera put them in the foreground of the broadcast screens so that the whole stadium gave an ovation to the bahiense.
It is recalled that last October 30 San Antonio Spurs confirmed that they will remove the shirt number 20 in tribute to the Argentine. He will do it next November 28 at a party for all the fans.
Thus Manu Ginobili will become the ninth player in Spurs history to have his number retired. He joins: Bruce Bowen (12) Tim Duncan (21) are Elliott (32) George Gervin (44) Avery Johnson (6) Johnny Moore (00) David Robinson (50) James Silas (13) #ThanksManu.
The stellar DeMar DeRozan Y LaMarcus Aldridge they were high on Saturday in the NBA to guide the San Antonio Spurs in a victory 109-95 Over the New Orleans Pelicans.
DeRozan overflowed with 26 points and Aldridge added 22 points, to fit the Pelicans their fifth straight loss.
Dante Cunningham had a season record with 15 points, Patty Mills also finished with 15 points, seven rebounds and seven assists and San Antonio won their fourth consecutive game.
Jrue Holiday had 29 points and eight assists to lead the 'Pelícanos'. Anthony Davis finished with 17 points and eight rebounds after missing Thursday's game with a sprained right elbow.
After losing 15-8, the Spurs advanced with an attack of 11-2 to go up by two points.
The San Antonio bank played a key role, beating New Orleans 33-13, including 14 cartons of Italian Marco Belinelli.
The Pelicans now travel to Oklahoma to face the Thunder on Monday and the Spurs host the Orlando Magic on Sunday.