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Tony Parker Retires

As we are neck deep in the 2019 NBA Finals, we have a significant retirement to look at in the world of Basketball as Tony Parker is calling it quits.

From France, Parker was selected by the San Antonio Spurs 28thOverall and after beginning the season as a backup he was soon elevated to the team’s starting Point Guard.  A member of the First Team All-Rookie squad, Parker showed constant improvement and helped the Spurs win the 2003 NBA Championship and was a great fit with their star big man, Tim Duncan.  That was the first of four titles that he would win, with the others coming in 2005, 2007 and 2014.  In the 2007 Championship, he was named the Finals MVP, which made him the first European to win that honor.

Parker would be a six-time All-Star and he was also three-time Second Team All-NBA selection.  He would average 15.5 Points and 5.7 Assists per Game over a 1,254 Game career, 17 seasons with San Antonio and a final one with the Charlotte Hornets.

Internationally, he played for France at the 2012 Olympics and in eight Eurobasket Tournaments where he took them to a Gold Medal in 2013.

We here at would like to thank Tony Parker for his on-court memories and we wish him the best in his post-playing career.

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