Four-time NBA winner Tony Parker has announced his retirement. “If I can not be a Tony Parker anymore and that I cannot play with a championship, I do not want to play basketball anymore,” he told the Undefeated.
Parker started 1,151 regular season games and averaged 15.5 points and 5.6 assists per game. He also played 226 playoff matches, averaging 17.9 points and 5.1 assists per game. Parker played 56 games for the Hornets last year, but each of his looks was from the bench. The French point guard was drafted 28th from the San Antonio Spurs in 2001 and won the title together in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2014, before linking the Charlotte Hornets last year. The six-time All-Star stated on social media: “It is with much emotion that I retire from basketball, it was an incredible journey! In my wildest fantasies, I never thought I would live all those incredible moments with the NBA and the French national team.” Parker was also a European champion with France in 2013.