San Antonio Spurs sixth man extraordinaire Manu Ginobili has once again found himself on the brink of intricately contributing to yet another Spurs NBA championship. Now in his 10th NBA season, the Argentinean lefty’s level of productivity may have taken a dip, but his influence on San Antonio’s well oiled machine continues to be as strong as ever.
Though averaging 11.3 points per game during this playoffs (five points below his career postseason average), Ginobili’s veteran presence has been an instrumental force on his reworked teams ability to cruise through their first and second round matchups versus the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers.
Off the court, the three-time NBA champion/two-time All-Star remains the same affable, approachable player he has always been throughout most of his career. No matter his worldwide fame and/or the number of bullet points on his basketball résumé, Ginobili appears to provide his fans with a solid level of effort and appreciation.
This typical display of behavior was once again apparent outside of the Peninsula Hotel Beverly Hills on Sunday. Per the above iFolloSports.com original video, Ginobili stopped to sign autographs and pose for photos with Los Angeles NBA fans, a couple hours prior to the Spurs closeout victory against the Clippers.
Ginobili’s walk from the hotel to the charter bus was considerably different than a previous visit to LA, when the former second round pick thought that he may have seen something out of the ordinary flying over the skies of Southern California.
Per another piece of iFolloSports.com original video from 2010 (later featured on TMZ), Ginobili stopped to view what he thought to be perhaps a UFO, when the Spurs were staying at the Shutters on the Beach hotel in Santa Monica.
The light show turned out to be a team of daredevils sponsored by Red Bull.
No matter the situation, or unidentified objects flying above, Manu Ginobili always seems to be quite comfortable around his many fans.