After last season, most San Antonio Spurs fans believed they'd seen Manu Ginobili on the court for the last time as he contemplated retirement.
There was little left for the shooting guard to accomplish as he'd won four NBA championships and far exceeded expectations after being selected with the 57th pick in the 1999 NBA Draft.
To their delight, however, the veteran decided to play on for another season and he's once again dazzling the crowd at the AT&T Center this year.
Despite being 40, the Argentine is still having a positive impact on the Spurs and is a valuable contributor off the bench.
Recently, he became the first 40-year-old player to post back-to-back games of 20+ points and has been rolling back the years.
In the wake of injuries, he has been productive and has provided quality minutes for the Spurs this year and had a bigger role than he would've expected this late in his career.
This has led the two-time All-Star to defy his age and produce some eye-catching plays and he got the Spurs fans and his teammates on the bench off their seats during the rout over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night.
With the first quarter winding down, Ginobili received a pass from Pau Gasol as he cut to the basket and got up high to throw down a huge dunk which resembled his younger days in the league.
It was his fifth dunk this season, his most since having 10 in 2014.
It might be enough to get him on the top highlights of the week and we must enjoy it while we still can as his career is slowly coming to an end.
The future Hall of Famer is averaging 9.3 points, 2.5 assists and 2.3 rebounds this season. They may not be All-Star numbers but he’s producing at an efficient rate in his 21 minutes on the court every night which is still impressive for an old man.
He played his part in the thumping 112-80 win over Denver as San Antonio won its 14th consecutive game at home and improved to an NBA best 19-2 on their own floor.
They played with their first-choice starting five for just the sixth time this season as Kawhi Leonard returned from a shoulder injury to lead them with 19 points.
"We haven't had many games with everyone healthy," said LaMarcus Aldridge, per ESPN. "So, it definitely felt good tonight."
The Texas-based franchise will return to action on Monday to take on the Atlanta Hawks on the road on Martin Luther King day.