He was called Emmanuel Ginobili at that time where he played basketball in Europe. Drafted by the Spurs in 1999 as 57th pick overall. He made his first NBA game on Oct 29, 2002, against the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers.
Manu and the Spurs win the title that year in six games against the New Jersey Nets and three more through his career. He named the sixth man in 2008 by the league. Ginobili was been one of the hearts and souls of the team. He retired two years ago.