- Instagram / _tonyparker09
Mayor Ron Nirenberg tweeted Wednesday that he's prepared to declare Saturday, November 9, Tony Parker Day. The proclamation will formally occur during Thursday's city council meeting. The mayor also took the opportunity to thank Parker, as so many have, by using the #MerciTony hashtag.
I will proclaim Sat., Nov. 9, 2019 as "Tony Parker Day" in #satx during tomorrow's Council A-Session. The Spurs will retire Tony's #9 on Monday.— Mayor Ron Nirenberg (@Ron_Nirenberg) November 6, 2019
Merci, @tonyparker, for being such a pivotal part of the @spurs beautiful game for 17 seasons. We miss you on that court! #GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/vVQjo0wu1b
Parker responded to Nirenberg's tweet, saying it was an "honor."
Parker will join his friends in the Big Three — Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili — in the rafters Monday when his jersey is retired during the Spurs' matchup against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Prepare for the waterworks, y'all.
Stay on top of San Antonio news and views. Sign up for our Weekly Headlines Newsletter.