Four-time NBA champion and San Antonio Spurs legend Manu Ginobili was among the latest to enter the Basketball Hall of Fame. Congratulations were in order for the former MIPOY winner from all over. Ginobili’s fellow compatriot, Lionel Messi, paid tribute to the 2x All-Star.
Meanwhile, Gilbert Arenas’ criticism of Giannis Antetokounmpo continues to dominate the headlines. Chicago Bulls veteran guard Goran Dragic was the latest to sound off on Arenas’ comments that questioned Giannis’ understanding of the game.
Here’s the latest buzz circling the NBA as of September 11, 2022.
Manu Ginobili and Tim Hardaway were among the legendary individuals inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday evening. Both former NBA stars had their teammates present them. Hardaway had Isiah Thomas, his Run-TMC teammates Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin, longtime friend Yolanda Griffith and his college coach Nate Archibald.
Meanwhile, Ginobili had former Spurs teammate Tim Duncan present him to the 2022 class. Hardaway and Ginobili were joined by Swin Cash, Bob Huggins, Del Harris, Lindsay Whalen, Marianne Stanley, Theresa Shank Grentz and George Karl. Each gave speeches as new members of the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Argentina and PSG superstar Lionel Messi had some kind words for San Antonio Spurs’ newest Hall of Famer, Manu Ginobili. Spurs’ Twitter quoted the 7x Ballon d’Or Winner, saying that he was proud to hear a reporter call Ginobili “the Messi of basketball.” The former Barcelona captain also mentioned that he should be called the Manu of football.
Both players have recorded tremendous feats in their respective careers. Messi is a four-time Champions League winner, while Ginobili has as many NBA championships. The duo have been exceptional in playing for Argentina at the international level.
Goran Dragic was the latest to support Giannis Antetokounmpo, following Gilbert Arenas’ criticism of the latter. Arenas believes Antetokounmpo doesn’t understand the game, and his style is simply physical. But many have labeled Antetokounmpo as the best player in the league.
He has the accolades to show for it, with two NBA MVP awards, multiple All-Star selections and a championship win from a year ago. Dragic questioned whether the former Wizards star even deserves to talk about Antetokounmpo as he wasn’t as successful as the Bucks forward.
Golden State Warriors legend Chris Mullin said Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are the best trio of all time. The Warriors’ big three built a dynasty, winning four NBA championships in eight years and making six Finals appearances during that stretch.
Mullin had some valid points behind his opinion. He highlighted that Curry, Thompson and Green’s skillsets are aligned, helping them play off each other. Here’s what Mullin said to ESPN’s Kendra Andrews:

/>Patrick Beverley made a bold comment during his introductory press conference as an LA Lakers player. A reporter asked the former Clippers guard how he feels about playing with superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
In the most ‘Pat Bev’ way possible, the veteran guard responded that LeBron and Davis would play with him, not the other way round. Beverley said he made the playoffs last season, not the Lakers. NBA analyst Nick Wright criticized the 3-time All NBA Defensive member for his statement:
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