In full preseason and before starting the action for the beans on October 18, the NBA released a video tribute for the 75 years of the league. It brought together the best players in all of history and Argentina left its mark with the presence of Manu Ginobili. The four-time champion with the San Antonio Spurs just keeps getting bigger …
The participation of the Bahiense in the video, which lasts 2m48s, is very brief, but its impact is enormous: Manu takes a pass from German Dirk Nowitzki, who receives advice from Kareem AbdulJabbar on how to do the famous skyhook. And the Bahiense also passes it, while he is having a barbecue: It all ends in the dunk of Zach Lavine, figure of Chicago Bulls.
What other great figures participated?
The short film includes figures from all eras, such as Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Kareem AbdulJabbar, Dikembe Mutombo, Bill Russell, Oscar Robertson, Julius Erving and Dwyane Wade. There is also the presence of many current players, such as Lebron James, Russell Westbrook, Zion Williamson, Anthony Davis, Devin Booker and Kevin Durant, for example.
The great absence was Michael Jordan, although he had a luxury replacement: the actor Michael B. Jordan is the one who drives the school bus in which the children walk through the neighborhood where all the NBA figures live.
Ginobili and his video postcards for the 75th anniversary of the NBA.
The one that was not lacking was the tribute to Kobe bryant, died in a plane crash in January 2020. Black Mamba, a five-time NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, is seen on a mural with the phrase “legend.”