Tony Parker has spent all of his 13 NBA seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, looks like he will be there for a few more. The 32-year-old point guard signed a multi-year extension with the Spurs on Friday.
Parker may not be flashy, he doesn’t always put big numbers on the stat sheet, but he may be the best post-season point guard in NBA history. Since 2003, no other active NBA point guard has won more titles than Parker, who now has a total of five rings. This honor was previously held by Derek Fisher, who retired from the Oklahoma City Thunder in June to join the New York Knicks as the head coach. There are only two active players with more playoff experience than Parker; one of which is Kobe Bryant, the other is Spurs teammate Tim Duncan.
Parker has been a prolific stat collector and award winner with the Spurs. Along with the NBA titles, he has been an All-Star six times and has been included on four All-NBA teams. He has led San Antonio in scoring the last four seasons, averaging 17.1 points per game in his career. Parker also holds the Spurs record for most assists. As the very last pick (28th) in the 2001 draft, which Kwame Brown was selected first overall, every NBA team must be pulling their hair out for not taking Parker.
The agreement between the Spurs and their star point guard is reportedly worth $43.3 million over the next three years. Parker will sit out next month’s FIBA World Cup to rest up for the start of the next NBA season. With the core group of Parker, Duncan and Manu Ginobili, the Spurs keep their dynasty alive and well.