San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker dismisses retirement talks

France's Tony Parker in action during the FIBA Eurobasket championships semi-final match against Spain on September 20, 2013
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San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker insists that he wants to carry on playing until he is 38 years of age.

San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker has insisted that he does not plan to retire anytime soon.

The 31-year-old averaged 19 points and 3.3 assists per game in France's EuroBasket 2013 championship triumph this month.

"I do not understand why all journalists ask me this question!" Midi Libre quotes Parker as saying. "I love my sport and I wish I could still play up to 37-38 years. I want to enjoy it!

"It has been 13 years with the San Antonio Spurs and I hope to finish my career in San Antonio. My contract ends in late 2015 and then we will discuss an extension."

Parker joined the Spurs in 2001.

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