Tony Parker Rumors

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Tony Parker
Tony Parker
Position: G
Born: 05/17/82
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:177 lbs. / 80.3 kg.
Salary: $5,000,000
Over the coming days, there will be plenty of stories about Parker’s impact not just on San Antonio but also on the NBA. He was fearless and full of heart, and he expressed a desire to go down as one of the best to ever put on a Spurs jersey. He accomplished that feat. Gregg Popovich can attest. Duncan and Ginobili would agree, too. But when it comes to reminiscing about Parker’s career, other figures can also provide evidence about what kind of player Parker grew into after an uncertain start to his NBA journey.
It’s well chronicled that Popovich wasn’t impressed with Parker’s pre-draft workout. He felt Parker didn’t have what it took to last in the league, but Parker was granted a second audition to serve as Popovich’s floor general, and this time he passed the test. And it’s here, back in 2001, where the reminiscing about Parker’s career commences. This point, as Tony Sr. recalls, was the moment his son adopted the “whatever it was going to take from him to hold down that point guard position and be the point guard that he eventually evolved into” mindset.
Those words resonated with Tony Sr. more than anything else. “That’s the thing I appreciate him saying because it is a young man’s game,” he told The Athletic. “There is no need for players who have proven themselves during their careers to take it too far because you’re never going to be the same player. “You don’t want to go out looking bad,” Tony Sr. added. “You don’t want to go out injured. You don’t want to go out looking like you don’t belong anymore. And then when you’re playing against guys 10, 15 years younger than you, that can also help make up your mind.”
Storyline: Tony Parker Retirement