Fitting honor: Spurs' Ginobili meets his statue in Argentina

Manu Ginobili received the ultimate honor this week, a statue near where he grew up in Buenos Aires.

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Safe to say that Spurs guard Manu Ginobili is having a better offseason than most other NBA players. After all, how many of them can say they had a bronze statue unveiled in their honor?

Friday, Ginobili tweeted a photo of himself standing next to his freshly dedicated sculpture in his native country of Argentina.

His tweet roughly translates (via Google translator) to: "Mom, I may not have become a doctor, but they made me a statue in Buenos Aires!"

A statue is the least Argentina could do for their best basketball export, right?

The four-time NBA champion, 2004 Olympic gold-medal winner and former Sixth Man of the Year recipient is recovering from a leg injury that prevented him from playing in this year's World Cup.

(H/T Pro Basketball Talk)

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