Tony Parker returned to San Antonio for the first time on Monday night since leaving the Spurs for the Hornets in the off-season. When he entered the game in the first quarter he received a standing ovation.
Always a Spur, @tonyparker.
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The Hornets won the game 108-93 and Spurs fans gave Parker another standing ovation when he entered the game to dribble out the clock with seconds left. After the game Parker and his former head coach Gregg Popovich shared a moment on the floor.
Pop had nothing but nice things to say about Parker during his postgame interview with the media.
"He's a friend for life and someone I'll always care about." – Coach Gregg Popovich on @tonyparker's return
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) January 14, 2019
The Spurs probably wish they would have kept Parker. He’s proven to be a nice contributor off the bench for Charlotte.