Tony Parker wants to play in Rio Olympics, then retire

Feb 14, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Western Conference guard Tony Parker during the 2014 NBA All Star game Player Press Conferences at New Orleans Hyatt. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

During All-Star Weekend, NBA Greece caught up with San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker. There has been some discussion about just how much the 31-year-old Parker has left to give after a long career and plenty of injuries, but he seems very interested in playing at least a few more years before calling it a career.

Parker said that he loves both the NBA and international basketball game, so he is hoping to go out on a high note after making an Olympic run with France in the 2016 Rio Games.

“I like the NBA game and I like the FIBA game. So for me is always a great honor to play in those competitions and I love representing my country,” Parker said. “I wanna go to the Olympics in Brazil and there is where I will retire.”

If Parker follows through with his plan, then he still have four seasons to go before we have seen the last of him on an NBA court.

Topics: 2016 Summer Olympics, Rio Olympics, San Antonio Spurs, Tony Parker

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  • Taposh ‘Tap’ Rudra

    “will still have four seasons left”… Incorrect.
    He will have 2 and a half seasons left. The rest of this one, the 2014-2015 season, and then his final season, the 2015-2016 season.
    Keep in mind we just finished the *Winter* Olympics ;)

  • Roy O. Bueno

    Am I the only one to notice that the “RETIREMENT” he is mentioning is the “FIBA RETIREMENT” not “NBA RETIREMENT” ???

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