San Antonio Spurs legend Tony Parker time as the Spurs starting point guard is OVER!!! Parker was informed by Head Coach Greg Popovich that it’s time that he make a permanent change and name Dejounte Murray starting point.
In humble fashion Tony Parker gave up his spot without making a scene. It comes a time when every great player has to understand that they have lost a step. Parker time has definitely come..
Here are fans thoughts on this lastest development.
Tony Parker strongly suggested the torch has been passed now to Dejounte Murray: "Pop told me. He told me that he thought it was time. And I was like, 'No, problem. Just like Manu, just like Pau, you know that day is going to come."
— Tom Orsborn (@tom_orsborn) January 22, 2018
Only a Spurs player can lose his starting job with class. Tony Parker may not be player he was 10yrs ago, but he’ll always be a champion.
— Tupac Bayless (@FunSkipBayless) January 22, 2018
Tony Parker loses his starting PG job to Dejounte Murray:
“Pop told me he thought it was time.”
— NBA SKITS (@NBA_Skits) January 22, 2018
Should add that Tony Parker wasn't upset or anything. Sounded very upbeat. Handled the news with class and wisdom passed from Manu G and Timmy D.
— Michael C. Wright (@mikecwright) January 22, 2018
Hearing the news about Tony Parker officially passing the torch and coming off the bench has me feeling real nostalgic. It’s been a helluva ride with him as the lead man
— Matt Vasquez (@the_mattvasquez) January 22, 2018
Tony Parker just hit his 500th career three-pointer. Four players in NBA history with 500+ threes, 18,000+ points and 6,500+ assists:
— Jordan Howenstine (@AirlessJordan) January 22, 2018
Tony Parker is no longer the starting point guard for the San Antonio Spurs. I am a father of 2. HEB delivers groceries now. LIFE SERIOUSLY COMES AT YOU SO FAST!!!
— jordan (@jaycantu22) January 22, 2018