Today is a dark day in the NBA as San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker has decided to hang up his lyrical stylings and retire from rapping.
Parker produced a self-titled rap album back in the grand year that was 2007 which such classic hits as Premier Love, Balance Tois, and Top of The Game.
The fine folks over at Project Spurs have more detail on the news:
In a recent interview with French site Tele-Loisirs, Parker was asked if he had any plans to release another rap album but he made it clear he has retired from the music business.
[H]e confirms that his career is over, ”I’m retired from music.”
Despite the jokes many had at TP’s rap career and the lack of success in the U.S., he did find success in his home country of France. His single, “Balance-tois,” reached number one in the SNEP official French chart and was tops for one week.
The one benefit about Tony’s retirement is that I get to post the Premier Love music video on the site….again:
Tony Parker image courtesy of Getty Images