Found September 20, 2013 on RealGM:
Tony Parker still has scars about how the close the San Antonio Spurs were to winning his fourth NBA championship -- most notably the Game 6 collapse that was capped by Ray Allen's three-pointer to send the game into overtime. The Miami Heat ended up winning Game 6 and capturing the title in Game 7. "I was lucky enough to win three times already," Parker said. "It's obviously going to hurt until I die. I'll be 95 years old and dying, and I'll be like, 'Oh, Game 6.' That's life." Parker does not believe the Spurs' championship window has closed, and he applauds their offseason acquisitions. "The signing of Marco Belinelli is a great signing for us," Parker said. "Pop is going to do a great job of resting me, Manu and Tim during the season. We have those young guys -- Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard -- getting better and better. "So I think we're going to have a great chance to do it again next year. That'...

Parker looking to fill empty spot on mantle with EuroBasket gold

There’s no questioning San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker’s championship pedigree. With him at the helm, the Spurs have won three NBA championships. Parker’s lists of NBA accomplishments also highlight several all-star appearances and an NBA Finals MVP among others. But, according to ESPN, Parker is looking to make room on his mantle for something he can’t win with...

Tony Parker ranks second-best European player

The influx of foreign-born NBA players has been one of the biggest changes in the NBA in recent years. The NBA has seen European players be drafted number one overall (Andrea Bargnani), become franchise-worthy players (Dirk Nowitzki) and win NBA Finals MVP honors (Tony Parker). The NBA is truly an international sport but with the many great European players to play on the...

Parker, France finally defeat Spain & advance to Eurobasket Finals

It's been over a year since France and Spain squared off in an epic Olympic battle at the 2012 London games that resulted in Spain eliminating France 66-59 in the Quarter-Finals.  A year later on Friday, France stood with the opportunity to finally defeat their longtime foe in basketball. Overtime was needed, but by the time the final buzzer rang in Slovenia the French National...

Buford to Tony Parker: Play less

San Antonio Spurs GM R.C. Buford has spent last week at EuroBasket in Slovenia checking up on the stable of Spurs players still participating in the competition.   The Spurs-laden French national team has very likely commanded much of R.C's attention, and rightly so.   France has Tony Parker, Boris Diaw, and Nando De Colo all playing significant minutes. The...

France beats Lithuania for first title

France won its first major basketball title Sunday, beating Lithuania 80-66 in the final of the European championship. San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker had a quiet game for France, which broke open a close contest by closing the third quarter with a 14-0 run that kept Lithuania scoreless for 4 minutes. France's lead grew to 22 with 3 minutes remaining in the third and Lithuania...

Eurobasket: France eliminates Slovenia, advances to Semi-Finals to face Spain

Even though they lost in their final game of the second round on Sunday, the French National team was ready for the Quarter-Finals Wednesday with the chance to advance to the Semi-Finals at the 2013 Eurobasket as they eliminated host Slovenia late in the fourth quarter with a 72-62 victory. Les Bleus was led in the victory by San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker who tallied...

Eurobasket: Italy won't advance to Semi-Finals after loss to Lithuania

On Wednesday, San Antonio Spurs players Tony Parker, Boris Diaw, and Nando De Colo advanced to the Semi-Finals at the 2013 Eurobasket with the French National team. Their Italian Spurs teammate Marco Belinelli would try to do the same on Thursday, however Lithuania would deny Italy any chance of advancement. In a game that was close to the end, Lithuania ended up defeating Italy...
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