After a successful career, Tony Parker hangs up his boots
Every good thing has an end and this is why we witness our favorite sportsperson getting retirement at a certain point of their life. Retirement in a sportsperson’s life triggers many new things in his life. Some retired sportspersons become experts or commentator of that sport which they played for life or some start following their hobbies and some end up spending time with their loved ones. In the sport of NBA, many legends who gave us unforgettable memories said bye to the game at one point of time.
And now the new name of Tony Parker is added to the list of NBA legends who have retired. Four-time NBA champion Tony Parker has announced his retirement from the NBA after an illustrious career that spanned 18 seasons. Parker spilled the beans about his retirement on his social media account, he tweeted,
“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!”
The fans of NBA and the fans of Tony Parker have showered some immense love on this legend player after he announced his retirement. The reactions of fans in Twitter were overwhelming as his departure from the game is a big deal. Thirty-seven years old Tony Parker started his career by entering the league in 2001 as the 28th overall selection by the San Antonio Spurs and spent his first 17 seasons with the team, before signing with the Charlotte Hornets last season. He ranks as the Spurs all-time leader in assists, and top five in franchise history in games played, points, and steals. His next stop will be The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Parker also quoted, “If I can't be Tony Parker anymore... I don't want to play basketball anymore.” This quote suggested the reason behind his retirement. It would be interesting to see what Tony will do in his second innings of life.