Franchise point guard Tony Parker, who spent 17 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, is hyped about the release of parts five and six of The Last Dance.
As the basketball world patiently aways the next installment of The Last Dance, the most insightful, in-depth look at Michael Jordan and the 1998 Chicago Bulls, former San Antonio Spurs Finals MVP Tony Parker can’t contain his excitement.
It’s well documented that TP9 is a diehard fan of the great Michael Jordan. As a matter of fact, he’s so much of an MJ superfan that he left what he considers to be his home in the River City to go and sign with the Charlotte Hornets for one season before his retirement. For those of you who don’t know, Jordan owns the Hornets and remains active in the day-to-day ongoings for what the franchise coins as “Buzz City.”
Being that Tony is one of the biggest Jordan stans alive, the Spurs legend took to Instagram on Saturday night wearing a retro Jordan jersey to get hyped over the next installment of episodes.
Tony even added some swagger to his excitement, hitting the ‘Crank That’ dance popularized by Soulja Boy in the mid-2000s. If you look closely, you can see one of Tony’s most beloved Spurs jerseys hanging up behind him with “Los Spurs” and No. 9 draped across the front.
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Parker’s jersey number was retired earlier this season after a 113-109 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies in a heartfelt ceremony, making him the last of the Spurs’ Big Three to have his number lifted into the rafters. Being that he was the youngest of the three, Parker knew that the Spurs were trending younger and had already passed the torch on to current starting point guard Dejounte Murray, who learned a lot playing under the Frenchman.
Watching him play during the height of his powers, Parker’s playstyle has Jordan written all over it. Though he wasn’t a fraction of the athlete that MJ was in his playing days, Parker showed no fear when taking on even the toughest of matchups. He attacked the basket with vigor, twirling hid body around defenders and contorting to get his shot off with the odds stacked against him.
Furthermore, Parker’s mid-range jumper, especially the pull-up, was pristine. Jordan was one of the most prolific two-point jump shooters to ever play with his signature fadeaway being the apple of young basketball fan’s eyes between the late eighties through the entirety of the nineties.
Just like Tony will be, the basketball community will gather around the TV on Sunday night to watch the rest of the gripping tale of Jordan and his Bulls.