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Tony Parker Admits He Will Not Retire In Charlotte


With all of the storylines that took place this past summer, some may have lost track of one of the most surprising moves of the offseason: Tony Parker signing with the Charlotte Hornets.

As weird as it sounds, Parker will be coming off the bench behind Kemba Walker for Hornets this offseason. Likely, the decision was a result of the team's recent downslide (Kawhi situation) and the money difference of the contracts each team offered.

And even though it'll be hard to see Parker donning a Charlotte jersey, it's apparently not something we'll have to get used to for very long.

Here's what he said in an interview with the Chinese website HUPU (via Jeff Garcia of

Is it possible that you will retire as a Spurs player in the future?

Parker:Yes, I will retire as a Spurs player

Do you still have the possibility to return to the Spurs?

Parker: I will never say impossible. Now I have signed a two-year contract with the Hornets, and no one will know about the future.

There you have it.

Tony Parker, after 17 years with the Spurs, will soon play his first season on another team. And while it might be a weird sight to behold, it won't be where he finishes the story.

That will end in the same place where it began.