Tony Parker says he’s retiring from NBA after 18 seasons | Inquirer Sports

Tony Parker says he’s retiring from NBA after 18 seasons

/ 01:55 AM June 11, 2019
Tony Parker

CHARLOTTE, NC – OCTOBER 26: Tony Parker #9 of the Charlotte Hornets watches on against the Chicago Bulls during their game at Spectrum Center on October 26, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Four-time NBA champion Tony Parker announced Monday he’s retiring after 18 seasons.

The 37-year-old guard said on Twitter it was an emotional decision. Parker played 17 seasons for the San Antonio Spurs and made the postseason every year of his career before joining the Hornets last season and missing the playoffs. He was selected to the All-Star team six times and was named second-team All-NBA three times.

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“It’s with a lot of emotion that I retire from basketball, it was an incredible journey!” Parker tweeted. “Even in my wildest dreams, I never thought I would live all those unbelievable moments with the NBA and the French National Team. Thank you for everything!”

Parker started 1,151 games regular season games and averaged 15.5 points and 5.6 assists per game. He also played in 226 playoffs games, averaging 17.9 points and 5.1 assists per game.

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