SAN ANTONIO, TX – JUNE 15: Manu Ginobili #20, Tony Parker #9, and Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs celebrate with the Larry O’Brien trophy after defeating the Miami Heat to win the 2014 NBA Finals in Game Five of the 2014 NBA Finals on June 15, 2014 at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Ghana Center Amida Brimah’s San Antonio Spurs Training Camp teammate and Argentine Great Manu Ginobili has announced his retirement from the NBA and Basketball.

The 2004 Olympics Gold medalist announced he is leaving the game after 16 seasons with Spurs who drafted him 57th in the 1999 NBA Draft.

Brimah was on Spurs Camp roster ahead of the 2017-2018 season and featured in preseason games with Ginobili who featured sparingly.

The Argentine won four NBA Championships with Spurs during the team’s golden era which had San Antonio win three titles in a five year span.

Ginobili retires as a two time All Star, 2008 Sixth Man of the Year, EuroLeague Champion with Virtus Bologna and EuroLeague 2001 Most Valuable Player.

Brimah was later assigned to Spurs Development League side in the NBA Gatorade League-Austin Spurs- and flourished as Austin won the title.

On an individual level, the former University of Connecticut Captain was named to the G-League All Defense First Team and led the league in blocks.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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