Monday marked Tony Parker’s first game back in San Antonio since he left the Spurs for the Hornets.
Parker became a six-time All-Star, four-time NBA champion and an NBA Finals MVP with the storied franchise.
Parker was received by his old franchise with a video tribute.
— NBA TV (@NBATV) January 15, 2019
Parker was then greeted with a loud ovation when he checked into the game with 4:50 to play in the first quarter.
Standing ovation for Tony Parker from the Spurs crowd 👏 pic.twitter.com/EezHZIsdOb
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 15, 2019
In his 17 seasons with the Spurs, Parker never missed the playoffs. He became a six-time All-Star, four-time NBA champion and an NBA Finals MVP with the storied franchise.
Parker became a free agent this offseason and signed a two-year, $10 million contract with the Hornets in July. He’s averaging 9.4 points and 3.8 assists in 18.6 minutes per game during his first season in Charlotte.
The Spurs entered Monday night with a 25-19 record, which was good for seventh in the Western Conference. The Hornets stand at 19-23.