Found May 24, 2013 on
Beyond The Buzzer:
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. Restaurant Iris later joined in on Twitter hash tagging the Grizzlies playoff catchphrase “We Don’t Bluff.” The popular restaurant was named “Best Restaurant,” “Best Service,” and “Best Chef” by Memphis Magazine in 2010 thru 2012.
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
@dawgbot @kelly_english @memphisacp #wedontbluff
— Restaurant Iris (@RestaurantIris) May 25, 2013
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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...
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.
San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker will undergo an MRI on his ailing left calf today in an attempt to determine the extent of his injury and make sure he is recovering as expected, according to USA Today.Despite the testing, Parker isn’t expected to miss time during the Western Conference Finals due to the injury. He told reporters that the MRI is merely to make sure that...
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...
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.
Check out what...
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...
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
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