NBA: French Star Tony Parker Retires

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Tony Parker, a Former San Antonio Spurs player has retired from basketball after 18 seasons in the NBA.

The French international, who won four NBA titles with the Spurs between 2003 and 2014 announced his decision in a post on Twitter.

Parker is one of the most successful foreign players ever to play in the NBA, and was a key figure in the Spurs teams which consistently challenged for championships

He spent last season playing with the Charlotte Hornets, appearing in 56 games but not starting in any.

The six-time All-Star Parker said in an interview he was walking away from the sport after realising that he could no longer compete at the highest level.

Parker’s retirement comes after Argentina’s Manu Ginobili, another key member of the dominant Spurs teams of the past two decades, retired in August last year.

The NBA Finals MVP in 2007, averaged 15.5 points and 5.6 assists per game in his career, which spanned more than 1,200 games, including 1,151 career starts.

Courtesy of; AP

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