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The city of Memphis did not roll out the southern hospitality for Spurs guard Tony Parker. First Parker was denied a table at Iris restaurant. Although the head chef later claimed it was simply because they were at capacity, not any ill will towards the Spurs. Then during game three of the Western Conference finals, Grizzlies fans held up cut outs of Tony’s ex-wife, Eva Longoria.
Clearly none of this made a difference as the Spurs are now up 3-0 just one game away from another finals appearance.
Confirmed MT @memphisacp: Tony Parker tried to eat dinner @restaurantiris and was denied service by @kelly_english. Can you confirm or deny?
— Kelly English (@kelly_english) May 25, 2013
We have a thirteen table restaurant. There have been times I couldn’t get my wife or parents in. I can’t create a table, Tony Parker or not.
— Kelly English (@kelly_english) May 25, 2013
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Tony Parker probably can get a table at any restaurant in San Antonio, but not in Memphis.
The Spurs star was turned away from Restaurant Iris, a trendy Memphis eatery, this week and the chef, Kelly English, wasn't shy about it. But he says it wasn't because Parker plays for the Spurs, who lead the Grizzlies 2-0 in the West finals.
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French point guard, Tony Parker, attempted to get a bite to eat at a French-Creole restaurant in Memphis Friday night when he was denied service. The Spurs are in town to play the Grizzlies in Game 3 & 4 of the Western Conference Finals on Saturday and Monday. What was first reported as a rumor was later confirmed on Twitter by the head chef of Restaurant Iris, Kelly English...
The popular Memphis restaurant Iris turned away Spurs guard Tony Parker, and its statement regarding why is the greatest thing you'll see all day.
This is a bit of an old story but it sure is a juicy one that not many people know about. We all know that some people go over the top when it comes to supporting their teams. But a Memphis restaurant took it to a new extreme this week when they refused to serve San Antonio’s Tony Parker.
The restaurant, Restaurant Iris, is owned by world famous chef Kelly English. English...
San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker put on a show to net 37 points on Monday to close out the Memphis Grizzlies 93-86.
Parker got off to a quick start generating nine points in the first quarter to help the Spurs take an early 10 point lead.
Tim Duncan had a strong night for the Spurs as well. His 15 points, eight boards and four rejections played a big part in punching their...
The San Antonio Spurs are on the verge of sweeping the Memphis Grizzlies and heading back to the NBA Finals for a fifth time in franchise history. The Spurs hold a 3-0 edge over the Grizzlies and will look for the sweep tonight in Memphis in Game 4.
Before tonight's game Spurs' Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and coach Gregg Popovich spoke about Game 4 and Parker...
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Things didn't start off well. Tony Parker coughed the ball up on the San Antonio Spurs' first offensive possession. Tayshaun Prince converted on a jumper to put Memphis up two points shortly after.
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MEMPHIS -- The best season in franchise history ended with a resounding thud for the Grizzlies. Led by a relentless Tony Parker, San Antonio answered every question Memphis posed in the Western Conference finals and finished the sweep with a 93-86 victory. Here are three observations on how the Spurs solved the Grizzlies and rode their point guard to the NBA Finals.
1. San Antonio...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The San Antonio Spurs are back in the NBA Finals for the first time since they won their last championship back in 2007.
Tony Parker scored 37 points in his best game this postseason, and the San Antonio Spurs finished off a sweep Monday night of the Memphis Grizzlies with a 93-86 win on Monday night in the Western Conference final.
The Spurs now have won...
For the first time since 2007, the San Antonio Spurs are headed to the NBA Finals following a 93-86 win over the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on Monday night. Tony Parker finished with 37 points and 6 assists to lead the Spurs while San Antonio held Memphis to just [...]
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The San Antonio Spurs completed the sweep of the Memphis Grizzlies last night. As a result, every national media outlet is suddenly overcome with interesting storylines and praise for the San Antonio Spurs. During the regular season, despite their consistently dominant play year after year, the Spurs can’t buy a headline. That ink...
MEMPHIS -- Like Tuesday, Game 3 of the Western Conference finals went to overtime. And like Tuesday, the Spurs controlled the extra session and beat the Grizzlies 104-93. San Antonio now leads the series 3-0. Game 4 is Monday in Memphis. Here are three observations from a rare Memphis loss at the Grindhouse, where Memphis will now have to grind harder than ever to beat a team that...
The San Antonio Spurs have a vice-grip on the Western Conference Finals up 3-0 on the Memphis Grizzlies and are the verge of returning to the NBA Finals for a fifth time.
The Spurs won 104-93 in overtime last night and will look to finish off the Grizzlies and sweep the series tomorrow in Memphis.
After the win last night, Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Tiago Splitter and Boris...