NBA was not until after the 2002 FIBA World Championship in Indianapolis that Ginobili joined the Spurs. In that tournament team alongside future NBA star Yao Ming, Dirk Nowitzki, Peja Stojakovic, and was the undisputed leader of Argentina who scored a historic second place, as well as being named to the NBA championship. He suffered a sprained ankle in the semifinal against Germany but still tried to play, physically decimated, lost the final against Serbia and Montenegro. In 2002 came to San Antonio Spurs and played his first NBA game Oct. 29 against the Los Angeles Lakers. In his rookie season averaging 7.6 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2 assists and 1.4 steals in helping his team to become champion, winning his first ring in his first season. In his first year as a guard Ginobili plays for the team. He spent the early part of the season injured, and found difficulty in adjusting to the NBA style of play.After his injury Ginobili, won the rookie of the month in March in the Western Conference, and was named to the All-Rookie second team at the end of the season. Ginobili was drafted in 1999 by Spurs the 57th position. In contrast to the regular season, Ginobili became an integral part of Gregg Popovich’s rotation established in the playoffs, playing in every game. The Spurs eliminated the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers. He helped lead his team against the Dallas Mavericks in the conference finals and then to get the ring against New Jersey Nets in the NBA Finals to San Antonio’s second championship. After the victory, Ginobili won his first Gold Olympia as Argentina’s sportsperson of the year, and even met with Argentine President N stor Kirchner. In the 2003-04 season, Ginobili went more regularly for the Spurs, playing as a starter since the middle of 77 regular season games he played.His statistics improved in all major categories, as he averaged 12.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.8 steals per game. During the playoffs, the Spurs met the Lakers in the conference semifinals. Following a controversy in the fifth game when Derek Fisher scored a basket at the horn missing 0.4 seconds, the Spurs lost the match and the series 4-2. While Ginobili did not play as good as last season, his statistics improved significantly playoffs with 13 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. Ginobili with the then President of Argentina N stor Kirchner after the end of 2005. After some trouble with the Spurs because of his contract renewed and Ginobili started the 2004-05 season. This was his best season, being named as a reserve by NBA coaches to play the Western Conference All-Star team, marking his debut in the elite of the NBA in the mid-season. .During a game against the Phoenix Suns, scored a total of 48 points, still the best mark of his career, and achieve victory for his team. During the playoffs, Ginobili’s play was instrumental in San Antonio. The Spurs defeated the Phoenix Suns 4-1 in the first conference finals before prevailing in a very defensive series of seven games to Detroit Pistons in the NBA Finals. Ginobili statistics record the highest of his career, including 20.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game, taking also the third-highest field goal percentage in the total of the playoffs. In the vote for MVP Finals, the escort was a candidate, but was displaced by his team captain, Tim Duncan, finishing the season as the second leading scorer on the team.During the season, became the fourth person to win the Olimpia de Oro in a row, this time sharing the prize with soccer star Carlos Tevez. The 2005-06 season was marred by injury to Ginobili, suffering foot injuries and ankle that hindered his ability to play. He played 65 games in the regular season, but saw a dip in his stats compared to last season. During the playoffs, had an excellent game, but could not prevent the Spurs were eliminated by the Dallas Mavericks in the Conference Semifinals. During the season he averaged 15.1 points. In the 2006-07 season, Ginobili helped the Spurs to get the best record in the season. His statistics were identical to the numbers of his successful 2004-05 campaign, despite playing only 36 of 75 games, its second lowest level since coming to San Antonio.In the playoffs of 2007 defeated the Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz, before sweeping the Cleveland Cavaliers to win their third and fourth ring for San Antonio. It was a historic season for the Argentine basketball, as he was champion with to team-mate Fabricio Oberto. On 6 November 2007, in a game that the Spurs played against the Miami Heat and they won by 88-78, Ginobili with 25 points, managed to surpass 5,000 points in NBA history, only counting regular season.