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Danny Green Shares Emotional Farewell Letter to Manu Ginobili 

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If you're still in your feelings over Manu Ginobili's retirement, grab the tissues, 'cause you're about to have a good cry.

While many of the Argentinean's former teammates tweeted their congratulations to the longtime Spur immediately after the announcement, former Spur Danny Green went all out with a lengthy Instagram post.

Man(u) Oh man(u), where do I start...first I want to congratulate you on a hell of a career. From the time I watched you from home while I was in high school to becoming your teammate, you’ve always been one of my favorite players. It was always an aspiration to be half as good as you. I've learned so much from you over these last 8 seasons that made me a better player and person...still trying to get that eurostep in my game, but my hips won’t let me lol! I always hated the fact that you came off the bench and that you subbed in for me because I had the most fun when I shared the court with you. Your approach & passion for every game, practice and everything that you did has inspired so many, including myself. You are the ultimate warrior and a true champion! I’ve been extremely blessed to share a locker room with you and to be able to call you my friend and brother. It sucks to see you go, but a complete honor to have played with you for your last game. I wish you well in your next chapter and tell my favorite guys in the Spurs arena (your sons) i will miss them on the sidelines cheering for us, especially Luca lol. Much Love Gramps and hope to see you on the sidelines again sometime soon! @manuginobili 🙏🏾💯

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Green reflected on the good times during the pair's eight seasons together with the Spurs – from trying to perfect the Euro step and being inspired by him on the court to bonding with Ginobili's sons and being able to call him a "friend and brother."

Just before Ginobili's retirement announcement, Green spoke about his former teammate during a segment of Inside the Green Room. He weighed whether Ginobili would return or not, but also noted his relationship with Ginobili on and off the court.

Take a listen here (fast forward to the 34:00 mark).

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