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Beyond The Buzzer:
Tony Parker says he originated the floater made popular by many of the league’s smaller point guards when he was a child, “I got copyrights on that.”
According to the NY Times:
It is unclear who first shot a teardrop, or who first called it that. Some credit Bob Cousy, a Boston Celtics star of the 1950s. Others point to Hank Luisetti, a Stanford player from the 1930s known for his running one-handed shot.
The San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker, generally viewed as the league’s current teardrop master, insisted that he came up with the shot as a child. “I got copyrights on that,” he said. “I did that because I was small and it was the only way I could get a shot off on the bigs. I grew a little bit later.”
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The San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker has a few things going other than basketball, it seems. Our favorite Frenchman dropped his new limited edition 2013 Tissot Watch which looks pretty sick at first glance. Tony, feel free to hit me with the Black and Orange one.
There is no reason that every athlete shouldn’t have their own jewelry line of some sort, good work by T.P...
Aside from making a statement on the basketball court for the San Antonio Spurs, Tony parker also likes to make a fashion statement off the court.
It is no secret TP loves fashion and he shows this with his choice of watch - Tissot. And as the playoffs are well underway, Tissot and Parker have unveiled the latest line of watches titled "Tissot PRC 200 Tony Parker Limited...
After being outplayed by Steph Curry for the first two games of the series, Tony Parker came back with a vengeance in Game 3 at Oracle Arena last night.
The San Antonio Spurs guard went off for 32 points and led his team to 102-92 victory over the Golden State Warriors, and to add insult to injury, he made this crazy circus shot.
Check the video out here:
H/T to Pro Basketball...
In tonight’s game three matchup between between the Spurs and the Warriors, San Antonio guard Tony Parker threw up (and successfully sunk, might I add) a ridiculous-looking circus shot at the end of the first quarter. On this particular circus-act-of-a-play, Mr. Parker’s wildly acrobatic lob was so flawlessly executed that it could easily be confused for a Cirque Du Soleil casting...
Most NBA players have a go-to shot whether it the bank-shot a la Tim Duncan or the "sky hook" made famous by Kareem Abdul Jabbar. For San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker is has been the "teardrop" shot.
Since arriving in the NBA at the ripe old age of 19, TP has been going to the shot whenever he gets into the lane.
He drives, lofts it high, has the ball...
Tony Parker? Tony Parker.
For the first three quarters of tonight's pivotal Game Three, the Spurs were playing the perfect veteran road playoff game. Their best player, Tony Parker, was dominating. They answered every run with poise and a make. They took fouls rather than give up plays that would get the wild Oakland crowd back into it. They took care of the ball, and made their...
Tony Parker scored 25 of his 32 points in a sizzling first half,
Tim Duncan added 23 points and 10 rebounds and the San Antonio
Spurs quieted the hot-shooting Golden State Warriors in a 102-92
victory Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference
After losing home-court advantage in the second round of the Western Conference playoffs on Wednesday, San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker had an interesting comment regarding the series between the Spurs and Golden State Warriors.
“If you want to win in the playoffs,” said Parker after game two, “you have to win on the road.”
Parker and the Spurs did just that...
The Golden State Warriors fired back in Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinals series against the San Antonio Spurs.
After taking out the Denver Nuggets in the quarterfinals, the basketball world at large has wondered just how far the Warriors can travel on the back of Stephen Curry.
After dropping a heartbreaker in Game 1, the thought became ‘ the Warriors can hang with...
The San Antonio Spurs (5-0) will look to defend homecourt against the Golden State Warriors (4-3) tonight at the AT&T Center for Game 2 of their Western Conference Semifinal series.
The Spurs are coming off a thrilling double-overtime comeback 129-127 win in Game 1. Tony Parker finished with 28 points to lead the Spurs while Manu Ginobili nailed he game-winning three-pointer...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Tony Parker scored 25 of his 32 points in a sizzling first half, Tim Duncan added 23 points and 10 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs quieted the hot-shooting Golden State Warriors in a 102-92 victory Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.
Kawhi Leonard finished with 15 points and nine rebounds, and Parker added five assists...
Spurs Died by the THREE in Game 2
--by David Rountree
The San Antonio Spurs are known for having a high-powered offense and it is very dependent on the three-point shot. The Spurs have several three-point specialists on the roster, all that which failed to show up in Game 2 of the Western Semi-Finals. The Spurs shot an abysmal 5 for 21 from the three-point line, which adds...