Tony Parker was a staple of the San Antonio Spurs for years. He received 4 championships with the staff below head coach Gregg Popovich however now performs for the Charlotte Hornets within the Eastern Conference. Last night time, the Parker and the Hornets traveled to San Antonio for Parker's first sport again within the metropolis he spent so a few years in. In the tip, Parker and the Hornets had been victorious, successful the sport 108-93.
Not solely did the Hornets win, however Parker was given an enormous welcome by the group, who paid respects to a participant that devoted a lot of his life to their staff.
"I'm drained bodily and emotionally," Parker mentioned in keeping with ESPN. "It as an superior night time, and I simply need to thank the followers for the way in which they reacted tonight. It was unbelievable, and I respect it. It was an awesome reminiscence for me that I'll cherish for the remainder of my life."
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Parker additionally joked that the staff normally would not play that properly on the highway and that he hopes they preserve taking part in that manner sooner or later.
"I care a lot in regards to the Spurs. It was very bizarre to play in opposition to them," Parker mentioned. "I do not know if I used to be nervous. It was somewhat little bit of all the things. They [the Hornets] advised me earlier than the sport they needed it for me. Then after the sport I used to be like, 'Why do not we play like that each highway sport? C'mon, no excuses.' I'm going to be on them now."
Parker completed the sport with eight factors.