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Tony Parker is engaged to girlfriend Axelle Francine, the San Antonio Spurs point guard revealed in a Twitter Q&A with fans on Wednesday.
Parker held a Q&A in association with Tissot watches and, in his first answer, he mentioned his “fiance,” likely as an answer to a question about what he enjoys doing in his free time.
Parker has been dating Francine since at least Feb. 2012, and possibly longer. Axelle, a French journalist who goes by her first name, even went to Memphis to watch her boyfriend play in the Western Conference finals against the Grizzlies last month, and the two were seen kissing in the hallway.
The Daily Mail says the two were recently spotted shopping for engagement rings, so news of their engagement is not a surprise.
Parker is getting over a highly-publicized divorce from TV star Eva Longoria. The two were married in 2007, separated in 2010, and became officially divorced in 2011. It didn’t take the Spurs point guard long to find someone new.
Longoria has also been involved in the dating scene since their divorce. She was in a relationship with Eduardo Cruz, rumored to have dated Matt Kemp, and confirmed she dated Mark Sanchez. Despite the breakup from Parker, Longoria recently expressed her support for the Spurs.
Also in the Q&A, Parker, whose Spurs lost to the Miami Heat in Game 7 of the NBA Finals last week, said that the Game 7 loss was not the hardest of his career. Instead, he said the Game 6 loss, in which the Spurs blew a 5-point lead in the final minute of the game, was the hardest of his career.
Parker says he will take a month off of basketball before joining the French national team for international competition in late July.
Manu Ginobili doesn't want to finish his career on a sour note.
The San Antonio Spurs guard struggled throughout the playoffs and his eight turnovers in Game 6 of the Finals proved costly in their loss to the Miami Heat.
"After much thinking, going over and over the bad plays, I feel better and content in spite of the bad outcome, and I find it difficult to believe that...
FANCY ANOTHER GO?
Manu Ginobili is aging and did not play well in the NBA Finals, but the Argentine says he does not have plans to retire.
Move over Eva Longoria! There is a new Mrs. Parker in town--or there will be whenever she and Tony Parker get married.
Yes, ladies, it appears that the point guard for the San Antonio Spurs is off the market.
It appears that the good folks at TerezOwens were in a Twitter conversation with the Spurs guard and he let a little something slip:
@rennx3 @Tissot Spend time...
According to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports, San Antonio Spurs forward Boris Diaw is expected to his exercise his player option on his contract and remain with the Spurs for the 2013-2014.
Spurs forward Boris Diaw expects to opt-in to the final year of his contract paying $4.7 million next season, a source told Yahoo! Sports.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) June 28,...
The San Antonio Spurs may not have won the 2013 NBA title but their 2012 second round draft pick, Ryan Richards, finished his season with Vienna a champion.
Richards and BC Vienna defeated Oberwart, 68-55, 3-2 in the best of five series to capture the A Bundesliga title in the Austrian League. Richards averaged 12 points and 5 rebounds per game and in the title game, finished...
Ryan Richards will participate on the San Antonio Spurs' Summer League team.
Richards was drafted in 2010 by the Spurs.
The San Antonio Spurs just won’t go away. Gregg Popovich led the Spurs within one game of their fifth NBA Championship with a combination of their star trio and several young role players who have completely bought into the direction of the franchise. The team has a few key free agents this NBA off-season and their number one priority should be keeping their core in tact.
Recently, there were reports that former San Antonio Spurs center Fabricio Oberto was to be offered an assistant coaching spot with his former team. However, according to Real GM, it appears "Fab" has not been offered a coaching spot.
Fabricio Oberto hasn't accepted an assistant coaching job, nor have the San Antonio Spurs offered him one, league source tells...
San Antonio Spurs: Spurs Season Review and Awards
By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff
Record: 59-23- 2nd in West- Lost in NBA Finals to Miami Heat
- 5 seconds, the Spurs were 5 seconds away from winning the NBA Finals and Tim Duncan was 5 seconds away from his 5th championship. A couple of unlucky bounces, a few missed free throws and Ray Allen hitting the shot...
The Spurs have announced they will play 4 regular season games in Mexico City in 2014. Sounds like a super safe idea. In a related story, here’s a video of FX’s new series about women who are brutally murdered and cut in half south of the border. Enjoy!
Manu Didn’t Sleep Well
McNabb Is An Idiot
The long-running joke after every major sports championship is that the loser automatically becomes the winner in whatever third-world country the unused, non-actual-champion t-shirts are sent to. For San Antonio Spurs fans lamenting their recent loss to the Miami Heat, it didn’t take a trip overseas to see what it’s like to be Fake 2013 NBA Champions, as NBATV inadvertently...
Former San Antonio Spurs center Fabricio Obero has announced his retirement from basketball (via Argentinean site La Gaceta) and will be mulling over offers to work in the NBA.
"I do not play with people's anxiety, I am a former basketball player," said Oberto.
This is Oberto's second time retiring. He announced his retirement while still in the NBA (with...
The San Antonio Spurs NBA coaching tree just grew bigger as teams continue to dip into San Antonio's coaching ranks.
The Philadelphia 76ers are set to hire San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Brett Brown as their next head coach according to the New York Daily News.
Brown replaces Doug Collins, who was not retained after this past season. Brown was an assistant for the...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Brittney Griner had 26 points, seven rebounds and five blocks and the Phoenix Mercury outlasted the San Antonio Silver Stars 83-77 on Tuesday night for their fifth win in six games.
Shameka Christon, Danielle Adams and Danielle Robinson each had 15 points for San Antonio, which has lost five of six.
DeWanna Bonner had 14 points and Candice Dupree had 12 rebounds...
The Philadelphia 76ers have had problems finding consistency in the head coaching position, and San Antonio Spurs Brett Brown may be their next coach in line.
Brown, an assistant under Greg Popovich for seven years, is receiving a ton of interest from the Sixers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The Denver Nuggets showed some desire in his services before hiring...