Manu Ginobili: Is the San Antonio Spur a Lock for the Basketball Hall of Fame?

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Manu Ginobili: Is the San Antonio Spur a Lock for the Basketball Hall of Fame?
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As a Spurs Featured Columnist, I didn't want to box myself in with a bunch of stories about the upcoming season (Spurs will win the NBA title, you heard it here first), so I figured a good thing to do around mid-week would be to look at a few off-the-radar things about the team I have grown to love over the last 30 years.

The first thing I want to examine is a question that should seem rather simple: Is Manu Ginobili a surefire future member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame?

As far as Halls of Fame go, baseball's is the most prejudicial and hardest to get into. Football's has the most easily recognizable signs (guys usually in their 40s or 50s wearing hideous pale yellow jackets.

The Naismith, on the other hand, is a bit...different, shall we say?

It includes some obvious choices (Chamberlain, Russell, and Jordan), but also has some head-scratchers as well (the best women's basketball coach from the state of Oklahoma is in, but not Bernard King?)

So to that end, I want to look at the candidacy of the best sixth man this side of Kevin McHale, Emmanuel "Manu" Ginobili. Let's reason together on this, shall we?

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