Manu Ginobili has retired from the Spurs, but he can be in your home forever, with one of 120 limited edition prints of Number 20 designed by San Antonio artist Vincent Valdez, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Each of the prints will be personally autographed by Ginobili and Valdez, and will be sold to benefit the Spurs causes through Silver & Black Give Back.
“Silent, contemplative, collected, unpredictable, determined, driven: this is Manu, reflecting on his life and love for this game and daydreaming about the next chapter of his epic journey, " said Valdez.
The print goes on sale ahead of Thursday's jersey number retirement ceremony at the AT&T Center. In his 1t6 season with the Spurs, Ginobili is a four-time NBA Champion, was named to two All-NBA teams and two All-Star Games. He also won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award, and helped his native Argentina to the Olympic gold in 2004, making him one of only two men, the other bing Bill Bradley, to win an NBA Championship, a EuroLeague Championship, and an Olympic Gold Medal.
Valdez is most recognized for his monumental portrayal of the contemporary figure. His art can be found nationwide including at the Ford Foundation in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art and National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. and more.
PHOTO courtesy, San Antonio Spurs