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Spurs will play Tony Parker’s video tribute after National Anthem

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It’s going to be an emotional night on Monday, as Charlotte Hornets point guard Tony Parker will face the San Antonio Spurs for the first time as a visitor at the AT&T Center.

As expected, the Spurs have a video tribute ready for Tony Parker, and the organization will play it right after the National Anthem.

Parker spent the first 17 years of his NBA career with the Spurs. The crafty point guard won four championships with San Antonio, was a six-time All-Star and won the 2007 Finals MVP award.

In 1,198 games with the Spurs, Parker had career averages of 15.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 5.7 assists. He will go down as one of the best players in franchise history and likely have his No. 9 jersey retired one day.

Parker’s legendary career with the Spurs came to an end last summer when the veteran signed a two-year, free agent deal with the Hornets. The 36-year-old didn’t want to sit on the bench in San Antonio because he felt he still had a lot of game left.

In 37 games this year for Charlotte, Parker is averaging 9.4 points, 1.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game while shooting 45.0 percent from the field, 25.0 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free-throw line.