Kenyon Martin says Tony Parker would be ‘beneficial’ for the BIG3 league
San Antonio Spurs legend Tony Parker announced his retirement from the NBA last June. Just a little over a month into retirement, folks from the BIG3 are already trying to get him on-board. Former NBA-All Star and current BIG3 coach Kenyon Martin said that Parker’s addition would be “beneficial” for the league, per Jeff Garcia of The Spurs Zone.
“There’s a lot of guys that’s getting done with their NBA careers,” Martin said. “You know, that could be beneficial to the BIG3.”
“I don’t know Tony personally to go call him. If he reaches out, or if I see him around the way, he knows who I am,” said Martin.
Martin played with and helped lead Trilogy to the league’s inaugural championship in 2017, capping off a perfect season. Now, as mentioned, he mans the sidelines for the same squad he won a title with, led by team captain Jason Terry.
A lot of former NBA players have found success in the BIG3. Players such as Amare Stoudemire, Joe Johnson, Cuttino Mobley, Big Baby Davis, and Martin, to name a few, have kept their names relevant by playing in the renowned 3-on-3 tournament.
However, given that he just recently retired from the game, Parker might prefer to take a much-deserved vacation and rest. He might not want to jump back into basketball immediately, especially after playing 18 seasons in the NBA.
He played 17 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, where he became a four-time NBA Champion, a Finals MVP, and a six-time All-Star. Surely, K-Mart would like to have a player of Parker’s pedigree on his squad to help Trilogy win another BIG3 championship.