Social media, former Spurs players react to Tony Parker's retirement
SAN ANTONIO – Tony Parker announced his retirement Monday after 18 seasons in the NBA.
Parker played for 17 seasons in San Antonio and closed his career in Charlotte.
Parker won four NBA championships with the Spurs and will end his career as an influential figure in not only Spurs, but European basketball history.
Here's how people reacted on social media to Parker's announcement.
🇺🇸 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.— Tony Parker (@tonyparker) June 10, 2019
Thank you for everything! https://t.co/YKqTlnkG90
I was lucky enough to run the floor with you in a championship season and then watch you as a fan for so many years. Thank you to an incredible teammate and friend. #merciTP pic.twitter.com/BwC4DsEGRl— David Robinson (@DavidtheAdmiral) June 10, 2019
Today, a basketball legend announces his retirement. A once-in-a-generation player, who made the dream of reaching the #NBA seem attainable to many young European players. A future Hall of Famer, a rival, a teammate, a role model and, to me, a brother.— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) June 10, 2019
Thanks, @tonyparker! 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/KHAAdUnoi8
Only four players in NBA history to have 4,000+ points and 1,000+ assists in the playoffs:— Jordan Howenstine (@AirlessJordan) June 10, 2019
I wish I had more time today to reflect on Tony Parker and the Parker/Duncan/Manu Spurs. Loved those teams. Parker's career arc was fascinating.— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) June 10, 2019
Steve Kerr on Tony Parker’s retirement pic.twitter.com/qVILG5NllG— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) June 10, 2019
Thank you for paving the way @tonyparker for so many of us (playing) in France and dreaming of making it to the NBA. Bonne retraite, tu l’as mérité!— Clint Capela (@CapelaClint) June 10, 2019
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