Four-time NBA champion Tony Parker announces retirement from basketball

The 2023 Hall of Fame Class is Stacked After Tony Parker's Retirement

The 2023 Hall of Fame Class is Stacked After Tony Parker's Retirement

Tony Parker, a Hall of Fame lock from his years with the San Antonio Spurs, told The Undefeated website Monday that he is retiring after 18 National Basketball Association seasons. He was a six-time All-Star. He joined the Hornets for the 2018-19 season seeking a bigger role, and even though Charlotte didn't make it to the playoffs, Parker played well on the court and served as a veteran leader off it. That record was later broken by Paul Gasol.

"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. He is widely regarded as the greatest French basketball player of all time.

Parker made his name as a creative player with huge speed, most comfortable penetrating with the ball in his hands, either seeking to get to the basket himself or lay the ball off for a teammate.

Additionally, he told The Undefeated, he'll open an global school in Lyon, France, called the Tony Parker Adequat Academy. I'll always remember trying so hard to master the floater like Parker did during his 18 year career.

After chuckling, he added: "They definitely want me to come back just to be the host". "So that's why, for me, I understood very early that when it's time to [retire], I'll be fine with it".

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Neither crew was injured in the attacks on the Kokuka Courageous and Front Altair, and both were successfully evacuated that day. Iran has accused the USA of escalating tensions in the region and said American forces there are a destabilizing presence.

Asked what he'll miss the most about professional basketball, Parker stated, simply, "Winning".

Hornets coach James Borrego said Parker is a Hall of Famer. It's priceless to see their faces.

Parker is a legend within the Spurs organization and the entire league in general.

Announcing his retirement following the Mavericks' final home game this season, Nowitzki will go down as one of the greatest shooting bigs in basketball history.

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