Manu Ginobili’s Clutch Play Vs. Houston Led To Hilarious Memes

San Antonio Spurs legend Manu Ginobili is playing out the last few chapters of his career in the NBA. Although his contributions to the Spurs over the years are undeniable — he’s won 4 NBA titles — Ginobili has definitely showed his age the last two seasons. But during a pivotal game 5 matchup versus the Houston Rockets in the NBA playoffs, the 39-year-old showed he’s still got some gas left in the tank.

With Spurs star Kawhi Leonard out with an ankle injury for most of the game, Ginobili stepped up and made several clutch shots late in the game to keep his team close. In the dying seconds of overtime, with the Spurs trying to hold on to a 3-point lead, Ginobili made a defensive play that ended the Rockets’ hopes of a comeback.

Just as Rockets star James Harden went up to shoot a potential game-tying three pointer, Ginobili came up from behind and completely stuffed his attempt.

The Spurs won the game and took a 3-2 lead in their series against the Rockets.

Soon, people were calling for a new NBA logo:

And rewriting history:

Some wondered how Ginobili’s old teammate, Tim Duncan, would react:

Others reimagined this iconic barbershop scene from “Coming to America.”

What was Ginobili thinking during the game? Here’s some speculation:

Ginobili’s block was so savage Twitter user @brohsen suggested Harden had to lose a little of his beard:

Not only were people praising Ginobili…

They were also roasting Harden:

Did Harden choke? That’s up for debate. That block? Picture perfect.

The emotion of the close game was too much for some people…

For others, it just confirmed that Ginobili status as a Spurs legend should never be questioned.

The Spurs and the Rockets will face off again on Thursday, May 11 in Houston and, if needed, Sunday May 14 in San Antonio.

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