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Ginobili And His Eurostep Reach Basketball Hall of Fame

San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) pumps his fist after hitting the winning shot in the final seconds of the team's NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in San Antonio. The four-time NBA champion with the San Antonio Spurs is one of the headliners for Saturday night’s enshrinement ceremony in Springfield, Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) pumps his fist after hitting the winning shot in the final seconds of the team's NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in San Antonio. The four-time NBA champion with the San Antonio Spurs is one of the headliners for Saturday night’s enshrinement ceremony in Springfield, Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

(AP) -- The first clue that, no, Manu Ginobili did not invent the Eurostep should come from the move’s name. Ginobili isn’t from Europe. He’s from South America. And it’s not called the South Ameristep.

Perhaps it should be. The long, lateral move — step one way to get a defender leaning, then cut the other way into open space — was Ginobili’s signature, something he mastered, something that he brought into the mainstream.