Hornets’ Tony Parker returns to San Antonio on Jan. 14
For the first time in his illustrious NBA career, point guard Tony Parker will don a different uniform other than that of the San Antonio Spurs after signing a two-year deal worth $10 million with the Charlotte Hornets last month. It’s going to take some time, not only for Spurs faithful but for most NBA fans as well to get used to the veteran court general sporting new threads.
Parker, however, will provide a semblance of nostalgia on Jan. 14, when he and the Hornets travel to San Antonio for a road game. It will be Parker’s first game at the Spurs’ home court as part of the opposition, so expect a divided AT&T Center crowd on that day.
Parker is in the twilight of his basketball career and may be no longer with San Antonio, but his contribution to the success of the Spurs’ franchise will not be forgotten. Nearly all of his basketball career highlights were eked out with him wearing a Spurs uniform, as he won four NBA championships and became a six-time All-Star and an NBA Finals MVP while representing the highly respected organization.
In Charlotte, Tony Parker is not expected to log heavy minutes on the floor like he used to during his prime in San Antonio, but he’s going to be an integral part of the Hornets’ bench and locker room, providing the team a proven and dependable clutch operator and a veteran who can nurture the likes of Malik Monk and Devonte’ Graham.