);
NBA

Former Spurs guard Tony Parker announces retirement from NBA: 'I can’t be Tony Parker anymore’

#Tony Parker

After 18 seasons, Tony Parker has decided to call it a career.

The 37-year-old took to Twitter Monday to announce his retirement and share a one-on-one interview with The Undefeated in which he explained his decision.

"A lot of different stuff ultimately led me to this decision," Parker said. "But, at the end of the day, I was like, if I can't be Tony Parker anymore and I can't play for a championship, I don't want to play basketball anymore."

Parker, who was selected by the San Antonio Spurs with the 28th overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft exits the game having earned six All-Star selections, four All-NBA team selections winning four NBA titles (2003, 2005, 2007, 2014) and was named Finals MVP in 2007.

The 2018-19 season was the first and only season of Parker's career not played in a Spurs uniform.

In 56 games with the Charlotte Hornets, Parker averaged 9.5 points and 3.7 assists while playing in just under 18 minutes per game.

More from NBA.com

getimage.ashx-31.jpeg
Raptors face Kawhi Leonard for the first time as a Clipper
Scott Rafferty
og-111119-ftr-getty.jpg
Anunoby (eye) will not return
Scott Rafferty
parker-ftr.jpg
Sights, sounds from Parker's jersey retirement
Scott Rafferty
#Curry
Curry expects to return this season
Benyam Kidane
walker-smart-ftr.jpg
Celtics win 8th-straight vs. Mavericks
Kyle Irving
What are your impressions of the Toronto Raptors three weeks into the season?
What we know about the Toronto Raptors after the first 10 games
NBA.com Staff
More News