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Tony Parker Announces Retirement From NBA



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Tony Parker, former San Antonio Spurs guard, has announced his retirement from the NBA.

Announcing the news on Twitter, he said, “It’s with a lot of emotion that I retire from basketball, it was an incredible journey!

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!”

He told The Undefeated, “A lot of different stuff ultimately led me to this decision. But, at the end of the day, I was like, if I can’t be Tony Parker anymore and I can’t play for a championship, I don’t want to play basketball anymore.”

Tony played 18 seasons in NBA, averaging 15.5 points, 5.6 assists and 2.7 rebounds in each game. His final season was with the Charlotte Hornets after playing 17 years with the San Antonio Spurs.

During his basketball career, he won four titles with the Spurs and in 2007 was named NBA Finals MVP.

In 2012, he was cut by a piece of broken glass leading him to suffer an eye injury after a fight broke out between Chris Brown and Drake — he later filed a $20 million lawsuit.

Enjoy retirement, Tony!

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