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Spurs ace Ginobili retires from NBA

Argentine regarded as most successful foreign player in the league

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In this file picture taken on April 22, 2018 Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs reacts after a basket against the Golden State Warriors in the second half of Game Four of Round One of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.
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Los Angeles: San Antonio Spurs star Manu Ginobili confirmed his retirement from basketball on Monday, bringing down the curtain on a 23-year career that included four NBA Finals victories.

The 41-year-old Argentine star, widely seen as the most successful foreign player in the history of the NBA, confirmed his retirement in a brief posting on social media.

“Today, with a wide range of feelings, I’m announcing my retirement from basketball,” Ginobili wrote. The veteran shooting guard was a key part of the San Antonio teams, who won four NBA crowns between 2003 and 2014 after he joined the league in 2002 from Italian team Virtus Bologna.

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