San Antonio Spurs great Tony Parker announced his retirement after 18 seasons in the NBA.
Parker's retirement marks the end of the Spurs' "Big 3" era with Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili retiring before him.
Parker played 17 seasons with the Spurs and helped the team win four of five NBA titles. He was named the 2007 NBA Finals MVP and went on to become a multiple All-Star in San Antonio.
The Spurs Zone crew got together to share their favorite Parker moment.
My favorite Tony Parker memory was his performance in Game 4 of the 2014 NBA Finals against the Miami Heat. Parker finished with 19 points, which helped the Spurs capture a 3-1 lead in the series. Throughout the game, he completed a slew of difficult shots and was the ultimate floor general. One of his most impressive plays in this game was a difficult floater over Rashard Lewis, a shot Parker patented over the course of his career.
My best memory of Parker as a Spur has to be the game-winner against the Miami Heat in the 2013 NBA Finals. I feel like this was one of those series that will forever be remembered for all kinds of insane moments even if some are ones Spurs fans would like to forget. Parker cemented his legacy in so many ways, but this is one I will never forget.
My one memory of Tony Parker will always be his patented teardrop.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had the sky-hook, Tim Duncan had the bank shot and Tony Parker had his teardrop. Though he was an undersized point guard, Parker was able to use his speed and quickness to get to his spots on the floor and score with ease. Tony will always have a special place in San Antonio’s heart and will be the next in line to have his jersey raised in the rafters.
On the court - Tony’s 55-point explosion in an OT win in 2008 vs. Minnesota.
Off the court- his return to San Antonio last season for Manu’s jersey retirement. Tony’s presence made a very special night for Spurs fans even more memorable. Can’t wait to see No. 9 hanging in the AT&T Center rafters adjacent to 21 and 20 for eternity.
My favorite memory of Parker's playing days was watching him celebrate the last title he'd net with the Spurs. I was fortunate to be in the locker room when the Spurs won the 2014 NBA title at the AT&T Center. To see him flashing his smile, embracing his teammates and of course, taking the iconic photo of him with Duncan and Ginobili will last with me forever.
Friends of the Spurs Zone weigh in:
James Pledger, Co-host ESPN San Antonio's "Saturday Morning Hangover"
His finals performance in both 2013 and 2014. Especially 2013! Had the Spurs won he would've been the Finals MVP.
Jonas Clark, Ticket 760:
Growing up in Ohio, not San Antonio, my favorite Tony Parker memory would be my first time seeing him. He tore apart my hometown Cavs in the 2007 NBA Finals and won the Finals MVP that year. I didn't watch a lot of basketball before then, but the Spurs opened my eyes to basketball with strategy. That was the day I became a supporter of the Spurs before I became a fan. Tony was a huge part of that.
Mac Pena, Spurs Zone summer camp invitee
My favorite Parker moment is simple - his one legged kiss off the back board again Heat in the 2013 NBA Finals.
What is your favorite Parker moment Spurs fans? Let me know at @JeffGSpursZone.