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Manu Ginobili gets statue of himself in Argentina

Aug 30, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT

Manu Ginobili is likely done playing for Argentina. He’s not in Spain to play in the World Cup this year, his recovery from a stress fracture in his leg had not come along far enough (Ginobili admitted there is still pain) and so the Spurs shut him down.

But he is still a legend in Argentina, the best basketball player that country has ever produced. So they gave him a statue, something he tweeted out.

The statue is in Buenos Aires, in case you were looking to travel to get your picture with it. Although, from this photo, not sure about that likeness. Maybe it’s better in person.

The San Antonio Express News doesn’t really have any other details, but glad they noticed this.

  1. ProBasketballPundit - Aug 30, 2014 at 9:35 PM

    Walter Herrmann is the best player Argentina has produced.

    • ebecks34 - Sep 1, 2014 at 11:49 AM

      Yeah, of course, followed closely by Fabricio ‘Chamberlain’ Oberto.

  2. sportsfan18 - Aug 30, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    HOF easily…

    reminder for those who don’t know or can’t remember…

    it’s the basketball HOF, NOT the NBA HOF…

    subtle yet big difference.

    one may make the basketball HOF without ever playing in the NBA…

    “In contrast to the Pro Football and the National Baseball Halls of Fame, Springfield honors international and American professionals, as well as American and international amateurs, making it arguably the most comprehensive Hall of Fame among major sports.”

    With Manu’s career in the sport of basketball, he’s easily a HOFer…

  3. imthedudedude - Aug 30, 2014 at 9:59 PM

    Is that nasty bald spot on the statue?!? Get a yamaka and cover that up bro

    • duhwighthoward - Aug 31, 2014 at 10:23 AM

      It’s also missing his trademark schnoz.

    • garyostrowski - Aug 31, 2014 at 9:02 PM

      He is a 4 time NBA champ, gold medalist, has a net worth of $45 million. WTF is your claim or contribution? U r most likely an unemployed, non-athletic slob. U r def a virgin & very, very pathetic, follow the path robin williams did!!

  4. mackcarrington - Aug 30, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    He looks like he’s bowling.

  5. sumkat - Aug 30, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    How far is he from the Jesus statue?

    • peralez2383 - Aug 31, 2014 at 1:49 AM

      how far are you from your bridge? TROLL

    • ProBasketballPundit - Aug 31, 2014 at 10:27 AM

      1,669 miles from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. About a 35 hour drive according to google maps.

    • sportsfan18 - Aug 31, 2014 at 10:31 AM

      Uh, you do realize that the Jesus statue is in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) and Manu’s statue is in Argentina (Buenos Aires) right?

      Anyway, Google and/or Google Earth will hook you up for the distance.

      As a crow would fly, they are approximately 6,427,838 feet or so apart…

      That works out to a bit more than 1,217 miles, again as a crow would fly.

      Stats ya’ll, live ‘em, love ‘em, learn ‘em…

  6. peralez2383 - Aug 31, 2014 at 1:46 AM

    G.O.A.T.and GO SPURS GO

  7. zachrogacion - Aug 31, 2014 at 3:24 AM

    All we need is a Tim Duncan statue outside AT&T Center

    • sportsfan18 - Aug 31, 2014 at 10:32 AM

      Gonna put one up of Timmy and of Pop, or they should and on the same day too…

  8. jimeejohnson - Aug 31, 2014 at 11:46 AM

    Dead of winter in Argentina doesn’t look that bad.

    • sportsfan18 - Aug 31, 2014 at 3:53 PM

      tis in the mid 70’s give or take right now on wundermap…

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