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Mark this day as the day the music died. Well, San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker's music career to be exact. Back in 2007, Parker launched a French rap album which included singles such as "Balance-tois," "Premier Love," and "Top of the Game." In a recent interview with French site Tele-Loisirs, Parker was asked if he had any plans to release another rap album but he made it clear he has retired from the music business. [H]e confirms that his career is over, ''I'm retired from music." Despite the jokes many had at TP's rap career and the lack of success in the U.S., he did find success in his home country of France. His single, "Balance-tois," reached number one in the SNEP official French chart and was tops for one week. His videos included teammate Tim Duncan and former teammates Brent Barry, Robert Horry and Nazr Mohammed. In the video for "Balance-tois," it featured his ex-wife actress Eva Longoria. This music endeavor was probably sparked by his free-style rap performance when the Spurs took home the 2007 NBA crown. While at the fan celebration, Parker took the mic and showed off his French rapping skills. Though other pro-sports athletes have tried, many have not succeeded in carrying on a music career. However, it was a good run but hopefully Tony will just focus on staying in shape, remaining healthy and continue to lead the Spurs to another NBA title. In the meantime, let's look back at his music career with a few videos from his debut album "TP."
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Tony Parker is in the clear, for now.
An MRI on the San Antonio Spurs guard's right knee showed no significant damage after Parker injured it, for the second time, in France's national team exhibition to Spain Monday.
The national team tweeted a statement from Parker from its account (@FRABasketball) in which the Parker expressed no panic for his ongoing knee struggles...
Tony Parker is no stranger to knee problems.
The Spurs guard played through the pain during the NBA Finals while tendons in his knee were on the verge of tearing.
With rehabilitation, Parker seemed back on track, but his recovery may have hit a bump in the road.
According to a report from San Antonio News' Dan McCarney, Tony Parker is scheduled for an MRI after hurting his...
Today is a dark day in the NBA as San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker has decided to hang up his lyrical stylings and retire from rapping.
Parker produced a self-titled rap album back in the grand year that was 2007 which such classic hits as Premier Love, Balance Tois, and Top of The Game.
The fine folks over at Project Spurs have more detail on the news:
In a recent interview with...
San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker has reportedly injured his right knee for the second time in exhibition play leading up to next month’s EuroBasket tournament, according to L’Equipe, a French sports outlet. Dan McCarney of Spurs Nation passed on word of the report, adding that Parker’s injury does not appear to be serious.Parker apparently sustained his injury during...
It appears San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker is pitching yet another product, this time a compact SUV by Renault Koleos.
So, there's a jungle -- a jungle town, actually. And Parker is just chilling, driving around a presumably deserted downtown area. And a basketball is following him. Wait, you don't follow?
Just check out this 30 second clip of Parker's newest...
Spurs point guard Tony Parker said he’ll be “100 percent” for the upcoming EuroBasket championships after an MRI revealed no significant damage from an undisclosed knee injury suffered Monday during France’s exhibition loss to Spain.
Parker released a comment via the France national team’s Twitter account (translated via Google):
“I am not worried I’ll be 100 percent...
That huge sigh of relief heard around the globe a few days ago was from San Antonio Spurs fans when news came out that Tony Parker's recent knee injury was not serious.
It was quite the scare for Spurs fans (and perhaps the coaching staff) considering he is the primary threat on the court. It is safe to say the Spurs go as Parker goes.
However, according to Tony himself...
While playing in an exhibition game for his native country of France, San Antonio Spurs superstar Tony Parker hurt his knee.
Go ahead and scream Spurs fans. You're frustration is understandable.
Now before you start cursing the man too much-- and the French for having him play-- it doesn't sound as if it is too bad at the this time...
Last Thursday, San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker had sustained a minor injury to his right knee in the French National teams practice session. After sitting out in France's loss to Spain on Friday, Parker returned to the court Monday as France lost to Spain once again 85-84.
According to the French website L'Equipe, Parker's knee was injured again in the match...
Details were extremely limited but French sports daily L’Equipe reported that Spurs point guard Tony Parker is scheduled for an MRI on Tuesday after injuring his right knee for the second time in exhibition play leading up to next month’s EuroBasket tournament.
The injury does not appear to be serious. Parker was hurt at some point during France’s 85-84 loss to rival Spain...
On Monday, news came after France's 85-84 loss to Spain that San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker had re-injured his right knee in the match and would need an MRI conducted on Tuesday to discover the severity of his injury.
Early Tuesday in France, the results came in, and according to the French National team director Patrick Beesley, Parker's examines showed his...
San Antonio Spurs point guard suffers knee injury playing for
Despite the clutch-play from San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker, Team France lost in exhibition play versus Team Spain, 84-85, thanks to a late-game basket by Spain's Marc Gasol.
There was still four seconds left in regulation but Parker could not connect on a game-winning three point shot attempt nor could Boris Diaw get the tip-in. Parker finished with 29 points, 4 rebounds...
Tracy McGrady, a seven-time NBA All-Star, announced his retirement from the NBA Monday on ESPN’s First Take. “It’s been 16 years playing the game I love. I’ve had a great run, but it’s time for it to come to an