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San Antonio celebrates Tony Parker Day

Tony Parker is synonymous with San Antonio, so the city dedicated an entire day to the Spurs legend.

Nov. 9 marked Tony Parker Day in the former point guard’s NBA town, a place where he won four NBA championships and a Finals MVP award. The honor comes just two days before Parker will see his No. 9 raised to the rafters in the AT&T Center.

Parker spent part of day signing autographs for fans, who lined up well in advance of meeting the local legend.

Parker, the 28th pick of the 2001 Draft, played 17 of his 18 seasons with the Spurs. He averaged 15.8 points and 5.7 assists with San Antonio, earning All-Star honors six times and was a four-time All-NBA honoree, including three Second Team finishes.

Following his final and only season with the Charlotte Hornets, Parker has since taken on ownership roles for professional women’s and men’s teams in France. He has also started his own basketball academy in his native country, cementing a national legacy that is highlighted by the French Naitonal Team winning the 2013 EuroBasket Championship.

Semiretired: Tony Parker

After 18 seasons, Tony Parker announced his retirement from the NBA in June and will get his Spurs’ No. 9 jersey retired on Monday.The Undefeated goes on a personal journey back to France with Tony Parker, who shows us what retirement – or semiretirement – looks like.

Posted by The Undefeated on Saturday, November 9, 2019