Four-time NBA champion Tony Parker is retiring after 18 seasons

by June 10th, 2019

Four-time NBA champion Tony Parker is retiring after 18 seasons.

The 37-year-old point guard announced on Monday that this past campaign was his last.

He spent 17 years with the San Antonio Spurs before joining the Charlotte Hornets for one final season.

“I’m going to retire,” Parker told The Undefeated. “I decided that I’m not going to play basketball anymore.”

While Parker insisted he feels healthy and could play for another two years, he felt this was the right time to walk away.

“A lot of different stuff ultimately led me to this decision,” Parker said. “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.”

A native of France, Parker starred during his time in San Antonio and became part of a legendary power trio that included Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, who have both retired too.