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Fashion and style have long been part of the NBA, especially in a league filled with star power. It's also showed a glimpse at some questionable style choices, from Paul George showing up to his postgame presser looking like he just stepped out of a lime jello mold to the wacky suit choices some players sport on draft day.
San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker has been associated with style since he landed in the NBA as a fresh-faced 19-year-old from France. Being the son of a model never hurt, but Parker's draft day decision to go with the "Regis" look got him on best dressed draft lists on several media outlets.
Luckily for the Spurs and fans, Parker's fashionable wardrobe decisions were still far from his best talents on the hardwood.
Esquire's style blog recently caught up the 2nd Team All NBA guard between Game 1 and 2 of the Western Confrence Finals.
Parker said he was aware of the shift of the NBA being the most fashion-concious league in pro sports.
"Yeah, I've been watching it happen and I think it's a great thing. I'm impressed with how the NBA, as a whole, is dressing so well. Guys are being very creative and having fun with it," Parker told Esquire.
Creativity has never been in question, from players wearing backpacks to the podium, the Shumpert/Cole hairstyle and then come the odd choices like wearing leather jogging pants during All-Star weekend or wearing a jacket that looks like it was color by number or inspired by Chris "The Birdman" Andersen.
So when Parker chose his best-dressed NBA players, let's hope it's based on level of creativity only.
"There's a lot of standouts but I'd probably have to say Dwyane Wade. He always looks good. And Russell Westbrook is a lot of fun to watch," Parker said.
While I would never be considered style-concious, let's hope, for Parker's sake, that the trend of wearing capris stops at the two above-mentioned players. That's likely a safe bet considering Parker seems to favor more of a t-shirt or button up and jeans combo, which works with the *** Two line he helped launch recently.
Spurs fans are likely most interested in the other "outfit" they see him in most often...the silver and black. And as far as style goes, a nice piece of jewelry, say a fourth championship ring, would be the ultimate accessory.
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Tony Parker recently tried to get a table at an exclusive restaurant in Memphis only to be turned away at the door, but not because he plays for the rival Spurs.
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...
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...
Tony Parker underwent a precautionary MRI on his bruised left calf Thursday, and the San Antonio Spurs' guard received a positive outcome.
Parker said Thursday that his calf contusion is dissipating well.
Parker is averaging 18 points in five games since the injury, alternating two strong shooting performances (9 for 16 and 9 for 14) around three poor ones (6 for 17, 3 for...
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...
Spurs guard Tony Parker will undergo an MRI on Thursday to examine his calf ahead of Saturday's Game Three in the Western Conference Finals, Jared Greenberg of NBATV report (h/t Project Spurs).
Tony Parker to undergo an MRI tomorrow on calf. Says three days off couldn't have come at a better time @nba. @nbatv @nbaontnt
— Jared Greenberg (@NBATVJared) May 22, 2013...
The first two games served as a reminder that the Spurs' offense is a Tony Parker first offense and that when he's aggressive, it's a really good offense. Game 2 was a prime example of how Parker, despite having a dreadful shooting night, stayed aggressive and found his teammates on his way to 18 assists. Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley, Jr. said after the game...
Tony Parker has been the player so far in the Western Conference, and nothing was different in Game 2 of the Spurs and Grizzlies series. Parker set a career high in assists with 18. The Grizzlies had no answer for him.
Parker finished the game with 15 points, 18 assists, 5 rebounds, and 5 steals. Talk about a stat sheet stuffer. For the entire playoffs Parker is averaging 21.6 points...
I love the atmosphere and competitiveness of the NBA playoffs. There's really nothing like it. I also don't mind some friendly trash talk among Spurs fans and fans of opposing teams, and I'm all about a city getting behind their team.
But at some point, there's a line to where fun and games and a little friendly competition ends and unnecessary behavior starts...
News came out earlier this week that San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker would undergo an MRI on his injured left calf and now Spurs fans can breathe a sigh of relief.
Parker spoke to the media recently and said his calf is doing much better. He went on to state the bruise is not as large anymore and that he just needs rest and continued medial treatments.
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The San Antonio Spurs edged the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals in overtime winning 93-89. After the game, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili spoke on the narrow win.
Parker admits keeping a lead on Memphis is tough to do and runs like the Grizzlies made is expected. He also says the Spurs didn't do anything other than protect the home court. Ginobili...
The San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies will have two more days to rest and make adjustments heading into Game 3 this Saturday.
The Spurs held a practice yesterday and Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan spoke more on the overtime win versus Memphis in Game 2 including Memphis' late rally, and more.
Parker on MRI on aching calf, team role players, playing defense...
Even the Russian judge would have to give these fans a 10 for their trolling efforts
They held up these very conspicuous pictures while Tony Parker was the free throw line during Saturday’s game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, in Memphis.
The Spurs eventually won in OT, but still, their trolling efforts deserve a valiant round of applause.
H/T: Beyond the Buzzer
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...