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End of an Era: Tony Parker is No Longer a Spur

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Tony Parker is one of the greatest players in the history of the San Antonio Spurs franchise. His jersey should hang in the rafters one day right next to Tim and Manu.

Parker will is the franchise leader in assists, and is second (behind Tim Duncan) in both games and minutes played, fourth in points scored, third in both field goals made and attempted, and fifth in steals.

But for the next two years, at least, Tony will be playing in a Charlotte Hornets uniform. He joins former Spurs’ Assistant Coach James Borrego and fellow Frenchman Nicolas Batum.

Here is his statement about what this change will mean to him:

Parker signed a 2 year, $10 million contract with Charlotte. He will be an unrestricted free agent the summer of 2020, at the age of 38.

It’s always weird seeing a franchise legend finish his career with a different team. But it has happened before:

Tony Parker’s role in Charlotte should be as the primary back up point guard to Kemba Walker, a position that has been a massive net negative for the Hornets for years. Or, maybe this signing makes Kemba a trade candidate once again. We’ll have to wait and see what GM Mitch Kupchak does next.

 

How do you feel about Tony Parker in a Hornets uniform? Is it as weird as the ones pictured above? Which of those didn’t you know about, and what others could we include? Get at us on twitter or IG at @TLSportsMedia

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Lifelong basketball fanatic and Bucks' supporter I coach basketball; but I eat, sleep, and breathe the game.

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