For the first time in his NBA career, future Hall of Famer Tony Parker took the court in San Antonio as a member of another team.
Having starred with the Spurs for 17 seasons, Parker is a legend in San Antonio and within the organization.
Now a member of the Charlotte Hornets, the four-time NBA champion received a resounding ovation during a tribute at AT&T Center Monday evening.
Spurs fans gave Tony Parker a ton of love during his tribute video ❤️ pic.twitter.com/NSTsKJc6ek
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 15, 2019
He was also greeted by some former teammates. That included the great David Robinson and Boris Diaw.
— NBA (@NBA) January 15, 2019
The festivities Monday night in San Antonio were about much more than a regular-season game. Spurs fans and the organization know just how much Parker meant to their success.
"He's a friend for life and someone I'll always care about." – Coach Gregg Popovich on @tonyparker's return
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) January 14, 2019
Parker wasn’t just a player for the Spurs. He was part of the broader San Antonio community. The class these Spurs showed Monday evening represented that in a big way.