Story of Manu Ginobili: A kid from Bahia Blanca, Argentina

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A 4-time NBA champion, 2-time NBA All-Star, 2008 NBA Sixth Man of the Year and 2004 Olympic gold medalist Manu Ginobili comes from a family of basketball players.

Ginobili made his professional debut in the Argentine basketball league for the Andino Sport Club of La Rioja in the 1995–96 season and was traded to Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca the next year. He played with his hometown team until 1998: