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    Longtime Spurs guard Parker retiring at age 37

    SAN ANTONIO -- Former Spurs guard Tony Parker, a four-time NBA champion, told ESPN's The Undefeated that he is retiring after 18 seasons.

    Parker, 37, retires with 1,254 regular-season games played, having averaged 15.5 points, 5.6 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game.

    The Spurs selected Parker with the 28th overall pick in the 2001 NBA draft. He formed a core with Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili that won four titles. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound Parker was the first European to become an NBA Finals MVP (in 2007).

    The six-time All-Star played for the Spurs from 2001 to 2018 and played his final season with the Charlotte Hornets in 2018-19.

    Parker will be best known for being a member of the Spurs' Big Three, with Duncan and Ginobili, while being coached by Gregg Popovich.

    They played together from 2002 to 2016 and won titles in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2014. One of the most successful trios in NBA history, they played over 1,000 games together. Duncan retired in 2016, Ginobili retired in 2018, and both have since had their jerseys retired by the Spurs. The team is expected to retire Parker's No. 9 jersey as well.