SAN ANTONIO – The story of San Antonio Spurs legend Tony Parker is heading to Netflix next month.
“Tony Parker: The Final Shot,” a documentary about the point guard’s life as a professional basketball player, including its ups and downs, will air starting Jan. 6.
“This film examines the background and career of Tony Parker, whose determination led him to become arguably the greatest French basketball player,” Netflix says about the documentary.
It features interviews from Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich, former teammates Tim Duncan and Bruce Bowen, and the late Kobe Bryant.
In a trailer from Netflix, both Coach Pop and Duncan discuss an injury that could have ended Parker’s career. On the other hand, Bryant nods to Parker’s stellar journey with the Spurs, saying “he’s responsible for me not winning more championships.”
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The trailer also features videos and images of Parker as a young basketball prodigy.
“From a very early age, I knew what I wanted,” he said in the trailer. “They thought I was too small and too skinny.”
“But one thing they couldn’t beat me on was on a mental level. I’d think, ‘I’m just different.’”
Parker also has a new autobiography this year, called “Tony Parker: Beyond All of My Dreams.”
Parker retired after the 2018-19 season. His No. 9 Spurs jersey hangs in the rafters at the AT&T Center.