Tony Parker announces retirement from National Basketball Association after 18 seasons

Parker last of Spurs' Big Three retires

Tony Parker: Four-time NBA champion retires aged 37

Four-time NBA champion and six-time All-Star Tony Parker has made a decision to retire from professional basketball at 37 years of age and after 18 seasons in the league. His next stop will be The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

"It's with a lot of emotion that I retire from basketball, it was an incredible journey!"

"A lot of different stuff ultimately led me to this decision", Parker said. After spending just one season with the Hornets, don't be surprised if Parker signs a one-day contract with the Spurs to retire as a member of the team he played 17 years for. "I want to ski", Parker told the outlet. All three players were iconic members of the National Basketball Association throughout the 2000s and share eight championships between each other. "I've had a blessing to be with him since he was 19 years old", Popovich said. A lovely family. attractive kids.

He played nearly 20 years, and was a great example of what you want in a point guard the whole way. I had a good season with the Hornets, and I was healthy. "But at the same time, now I don't see any reason to play 20 seasons".

That trio appeared in five NBA Finals, their only loss coming in 2013 when they were seconds away from clinching a fifth title when Miami pulled off a miraculous Game Six escape before prevailing in the decisive seventh game of the series. He was one of the best point guards to ever play the game, and he did it without a ton of long-range shooting ability. Check out some of the reactions below.

"It's been a long time that I've been at peace with that decision because I've prepared myself for that, too, with all the stuff that I'm doing, the two teams I own in France and my worldwide school opening in September", Parker said.

Parker, who was chosen with the 28th pick of the 2001 draft, said his career had exceeded his wildest dreams.

He plans to live in San Antonio after retirement but will also spend time in France as the owner and president of ASVEL, a French professional men's and women's basketball team, The Undefeated reported.

"Our guys are helping us win games right now", Borrego said on March 26 before the Hornets beat the Spurs, . "Winning championships never gets old".

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