The 21 greatest NBA players who never scored 50 points in a game

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14) Manu Ginobili

Recent Hall of Fame inductee Manu Ginobili carved out a role for himself in the NBA as a fearless slasher and finisher, as well as a knockdown 3-point shooter. Despite that, Ginobili never quite reached the exclusive 50-point club. Instead, his career-best is 48 points against the Phoenix Suns, though that doesn't diminish his greatness or impact as a player.

Ginobili was the last pick in the 1999 NBA Draft and was an international star by the time he joined the San Antonio Spurs in 2001. He was a key member of the famed 2003 title team that featured four future Hall of Famers, including David Robinson, Tim Duncan, and Tony Parker.

Later, Duncan, Parker, and Ginobili would go on to win three more championships together and become the all-time winningest trio in NBA history. That feat was a testament to each of their longevity, with the trio playing fourteen seasons together.

Though Ginobili might not have lasted that long had he not agreed to come off the bench, he managed to play 16 seasons despite joining the NBA in his mid-20s. That career move allowed him to better manage his fearless playing style and give the Spurs an elite offensive shot creator for nearly two decades.