Monday, April 21, 2008

Manu Ginobili is 2007-08 NBA 6th Man

san antonio spurs Manu Ginobili

Congratulations go out to the San Antonio Spurs, Manu Ginobili. According to, the valuable reserve has won this year's Sixth Man of the Year Award.


As part of its support of the Sixth Man Award, Kia Motors will donate a brand-new 2009 Kia Borrego seven-passenger SUV on behalf of Ginobili to Roy Maas’ Youth Alternatives of San Antonio which is committed to caring for children in crisis. Each winner of the four year-end awards presented by Kia Motors will receive a Borrego on behalf of the player’s charity of choice.

A sixth man in 51-of-74 games played this season, Ginobili led the Spurs in scoring with a career-high average of 19.5 points to go along with 4.8 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.47 steals. He increased his scoring nearly 6.0 points over his career average entering this season (13.7 ppg). He is also the only player in the NBA to average at least 17 points in under 32.0 minutes per game.

Ginobili is the only player in the NBA ranked in the top 31 for points per game (31st), steals (16th), assists (28th), three-point field goals made (156, 16th), three-point field goal percentage (.401, 28th), free throws made (380, 16th) and free throw percentage (.860, 16th).

Top 10 Players in 2007-08 6th Man Voting:

    Manu Ginobili, San Antonio
    Leandro Barbosa, Phoenix
    Jason Terry, Dallas
    Kyle Korver, Utah
    Ben Gordon, Chicago
    Josh Childress, Atlanta
    J.R. Smith, Denver
    James Posey, Boston
    Jason Maxiell, Detroit
    Travis Outlaw, Portland

Not only did Ginobili win, but he did it unanimously, receiving 123 1st place votes. No other player received any first place votes, except Leandro Barbosa of Phoenix who received just 1.

Read more about Ginobli and the Sixth Man Award at

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