The 37-year-old has played 1,254 regular season games, averaging 15.5 points, 5.6 assists, and 2.7 rebounds after getting selected 28th overall in the 2001 NBA Draft. All four of his titles came with the Spurs, and the point guard became the first European player to win the NBA Finals MVP in 2007 when his Spurs took care of a young LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Their other championships came in 2003, 2005, and 2014, as the four were together from 2002 to 2016, before Duncan retired. Ginobili also called it quits in 2018, and both have already had their numbers retired. Parker is soon to be next.
The six-time All-Star missed the Playoffs in his lone season with the Hornets this past season, but I guess one season away from home (San Antonio) just didn't feel right. In an interview on The Undefeated June 1st, Parker claimed that he was at peace with retiring. His final season saw him average 9.5 points and 3.7 assists as a backup to Kemba Walker, as he turned down a player option with Charlotte that would've paid him 5.25 million this season.