Spurs guard Manu Ginobili is about to turn 40, and he just re-signed for the 2017-18 season. Plenty of men experience hair loss by that age, so Ginobili has decided to embrace his baldness with a photo that pits him eye-to-eye with a bald eagle and is captioned:

“Bros! #baldies”

I don’t know if I’d ever put my face that close to an eagle’s beak. But considering Ginobili’s history with flying creatures, the eagle may be the one taking a bigger risk.

Ginobili played a career-low 18.7 minutes per game, but still brought a lot to the Spurs as a veteran presence, averaging 7.5 points and shooting 39.2 percent from three. Despite his age, he still made some incredible plays like this ridiculous no-look pass and a game-saving block on James Harden in the playoffs.


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Jesse is a writer and editor for The Comeback. He has also worked for SI.com and runs The Catch and Shoot, a college basketball website based in Chicago. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Follow Jesse on Twitter @Jesse_Kramer.