San Antonio Spurs legend Manu Ginobili has shared some thoughts on the coronavirus pandemic that has put the NBA—and the wider world—on hold.

In a tweet sent out Wednesday afternoon, Ginobili kindly asked his followers to respect the social distancing directives that are necessary to help flatten the curve and help contain COVID-19.

“Please my friends, keep practicing #SocialDistance,” the retired Spurs shooting guard wrote. “It's the only proven way to improve this situation. It's gonna get worse before it gets better but we have no alternative! Let's do it!”

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Manu's account also shared a Spanish translation of the tweet.

Ginobili won four titles as a key member of the Spurs over 15 seasons from 2002-18. He was named to two All-Star Games and won the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year Award in 2007-08.

The coronavirus continues to spread around the globe, and has resulted in the indefinite hiatus of the 2019-20 NBA regular season. The league still hopes to resume play at some point in May or June, though what that will look like remains unknown.

On Tuesday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) finally faced reality and postponed the 2020 Tokyo Olympics until the summer of 2021. In addition the prolific career Ginobili amassed in a Spurs uniform, he achieved one of his finest basketball moments at the 2004 summer games in Athens, Greece, when he led his home country of Argentina to Olympic glory—defeating Italy 84-69 in the gold medal game.