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Happy birthday, Tony Parker

The wee Frenchman turns thirty-nine today.

San Antonio Spurs v Los Angeles Lakers Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images

Today, the San Antonio Spurs superstar French guard celebrates his 39th birthday.

Tony’s long and storied career with the Spurs involved four titles including taking the MVP honors in 2007.

In addition, Tony made six All-Star appearances, two FIBA Europe Player of the Year, and a FIBA EuroBasket MVP. Known nationally and internationally, Tony Parker seldom took a season off as he played nearly year-round.

Parker almost made it as a Spurs lifer, but after taking a backseat to the developing Dejounte Murray, Parker finished his career in Charlotte under his idol Michael Jordan.

Parker’s #9 was retired November 11, 2019 after a Spurs home game.

He has since released a book Beyond All Of My Dreams that chronicles his career both on and off court. There was also a Netflix documentary The Final Shot that mirrored much of his story.

He was seen sitting on the sidelines of the AT&T Center just a week or so ago enjoying a Spurs home game. Our dear friend is never far away.

Happy birthday, Tony.

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