Social media, former Spurs players react to Tony Parker's retirement

Tony Parker has retired from the NBA after 18 seasons

"Tony Parker obviously has had an fantastic career", Popovich told reporters on a conference call.

After 18 seasons in the NBA, point guard Tony Parker plans to retire from the NBA, Marc Spears of The Undefeated reports.

"I feel very blessed to have played for great teams with great teammates and a great coach (Gregg Popovich)", Parker said. "I have watched him develop as a player and human being and as a business man".

"A lot of different stuff ultimately led me to this decision", Parker said. After spending just one season with the Hornets, don't be surprised if Parker signs a one-day contract with the Spurs to retire as a member of the team he played 17 years for.

Parker played his final National Basketball Association season with the Hornets. He is widely regarded as the greatest French basketball player of all time. I had a great time in Charlotte.

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"I'm at peace with it", Parker said. I know our organization in Charlotte is grateful for what he brought to us in our year together. A lovely family. attractive kids. Although the 37-year old was accepting of his role off the bench, Wade still excelled, averaging 15 points, 4.2 assists and 4 rebounds per game in his final year. He hinted after the season that he might be done playing, so the retirement announcement did not come as a surprise. I had a good season with the Hornets, and I was healthy.

Parker was also a European champion with France in 2013. "And to see Timmy's jersey retired and then Manu ... it was very emotional to go to Manu's jersey retirement, and you go through all the moments and you think about what you're going to say".

Parker walks away as the Spurs all-time leader in assists, and he is also top five in franchise history in games played, points, and steals.

Parker developed from a teenager with raw talent into a poised leader as he got older, directing the Spurs offense through his high basketball IQ.

San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker speaks during a media session for their NBA Finals basketball series against the Miami Heat in San Antonio, Texas June 7, 2014.

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