Spurs honour Parker with video tribute during his return to San Antonio

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Monday marked Tony Parker's first game back in San Antonio since he left the Spurs for the Charlotte Hornets and he received a fine welcome.

Parker was received by his old franchise with a video tribute.

He was then greeted with a loud ovation when he checked into the game with four minutes, 50 seconds to play in the first quarter.

In his 17 seasons with the Spurs, Parker never missed the playoffs. He became a six-time All-Star, four-time NBA champion and an NBA Finals MVP with the storied franchise.

Parker became a free agent this offseason and signed a two-year, $10million contract with the Hornets in July. He is averaging 9.4 points and 3.8 assists in 18.6 minutes per game during his first season in Charlotte.

The Spurs entered Monday with a 25-19 record, which was good for seventh in the Western Conference. The Hornets stand at 19-23.