Feb 1, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) reacts after a shot during the second half against the Sacramento Kings at AT&T Center. The Spurs won 95-93. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Tony Parker says he's not retiring after 2016 Rio Olympics

The San Antonio Spurs are hoping that point guard Tony Parket and get healed up in time for what should be a deep playoff run this season, but they’ve been hearing rumors of a different kind lately thanks to a report that Parker plans on retiring after the 2016 Rio Olympics.

We can calk this up to getting overly excited about a marquee player walking away from the game, as Parker has clarified that we all read into his comments way too much. According to Spurs beat writer Mike Monroe, Parker simply meant that he’s retiring from the French National team in 2016 and not the NBA.


It’s say to see how Parker’s comments were misconstrued but fans can rest easy now that the air has been cleared. Parker mentioned recently that he wants to play until he’s 38 and then hop over to France for a couple of years before calling it a career but those plans are way down the line for the Spurs guard.

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