Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 5/25/13
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. 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 @ danwolken @ kelly_english Clearly racist.............. No, just stupid and petty. -- Michael Cronin (@TMichaelCronin) 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 To be booked with no availability to take a table? Yes that is smart business. RT @ 33mjay : @ danwolken @ kelly_english is that smart bus...
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