David West desperately wants his first NBA championship. Manu Ginobili couldn't resist going for his fifth.
The two proud veterans have decided to join together for the chase with the San Antonio Spurs, bolstering a roster buoyed by some uncharacteristically major spending on the NBA free agent market.
West chose to leave some $11 million behind to join the Spurs, while Ginobili shrugged off an injury-plagued season for one more title run in San Antonio.
West agreed to terms on a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum of $1.4 million, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press on Monday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced.
Ginobili was considering retiring after injuries contributed to him playing in just 70 games last season.