By Can Erozden
ANKARA (AA) - Former San Antonio Spurs legend and an NBA Finals MVP winner Tony Parker announced his retirement from basketball late Monday.
"It’s with a lot of emotion that I retire from basketball, it was an incredible journey! Even in my wildest dreams, I never thought I would live all those unbelievable moments with the NBA and the French National Team. Thank you for everything!," Parker announced his retirement on Twitter.
The 37-year-old veteran point guard spent 18 seasons in NBA, mostly at San Antonio Spurs.
French international Parker played for Spurs for 17 seasons, helping this franchise to win four NBA titles in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2014.
In Spurs' 2007 title run, Tony Parker was named the Finals MVP, adding a bright accolade to his resume.
Parker, along with Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, won a total of 701 regular season and playoff games, making them the winningest trio in NBA history.
Six-time NBA All-Star Parker joined the Charlotte Hornets last season.
He also lifted the EuroBasket 2013 trophy with France.
During his NBA career Parker averaged 15.5 points and 5.6 assists.