Check out Spurs tribute video, highlights from Manu Ginobili’s career

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While it was not a surprise, Manu Ginobili announcing his retirement from the NBA still felt like the end of an era. It is the final connection to the Big Three in San Antonio — Tim Duncan has retired and Tony Parker is in Charlotte — but this was more than that. Ginobili was one of the most creative, entertaining players in the league, a guy who just competed and worked harder than his opponents. Other players respected Ginobili, and fans of other teams loved to watch him.

While Dan Feldman is right, the coolest thing he ever did on a court was knock down a bat out of mid-air, there are other quality highlights. You can see career highlights above, and here is another tribute from the Spurs.

The man was a passing wizard.

And he made the Eurostep a sports term we now all know.