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Tony Parker says Zika virus won’t stop him from participating in Olympics

Spurs guard Tony Parker is intent on playing in the Olympics this summer come hell, highwater, or Zika. Parker said Thursday that he won’t let concerns over the mosquito-borne virus prevent him from representing his native France in Rio for what will be his final Olympic games, per Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio-Express News. The 34-year-old Parker is entering the twilight of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook takes blame for Tony Parker having wide open shot

The Oklahoma City Thunder had an embarrassing defensive breakdown late in their Game 3 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night, and Russell Westbrook is taking the blame for it. With less than five minutes remaining and the score tied, Tony Parker was given the ball in transition and allowed to take a wide open jump shot. Several Thunder players pointed at him, but no one...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Tony Parker wants to play at five more seasons with Spurs

Tony Parker is somehow only 33 years old, and he believes he has a lot left to offer the San Antonio Spurs. Parker, who is in his 15th season with San Antonio, intends to make it to twenty seasons with the Spurs before the two parties part ways. “I want to go to 20 seasons, hopefully, with the Spurs,” Parker said, via Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News. “I would...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Tony Parker expects Spurs to rest starters against Warriors

The San Antonio Spurs will play two of their final eight games against the Golden State Warriors, and it does not sound like Gregg Popovich has any intention of playing spoiler. The Spurs are currently locked into the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference. The Warriors, as we all know, are looking to set the NBA record for most wins in a regular season. They need six wins in eight...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Is Patty Mills San Antonio's best point guard?

This article was originally published on Pick and Popovich on February 23, 2016. The Spurs would never actually bench Tony Parker. Aside from 47-9 teams typically not tinkering with their starting lineups, Parker is actually still a very good player. But hot damn, Patty Mills is awesome. And with Golden State looming, it’s worth wondering not only which of the two fits better...
Via The Sports Post
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Parker to play with France despite wife's pregnancy

PARIS (AP) San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker says he has found a deal with his wife that will allow him to take part in France's Olympic qualifying tournament this summer. Parker had raised the possibility of missing the tournament from July 4-10 and the Olympics - if France qualified - because of the expected birth of his second son in July. But Parker told L'Equipe...
Via Associated Press
February 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Tony Parker could miss Olympics due to wife’s pregnancy

Tony Parker took to Twitter on Monday to happily announce that he and wife Axelle Francine are expecting another son. My wonderful wife and I are happy to announce that our son Josh is going to have a little brother!
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Lion cub at San Antonio Zoo takes swipe at Tony Parker

San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker got a chin check from a lion cub on Wednesday. Parker was playing with the cub at the San Antonio Zoo when it suddenly took a swipe at his face. We don’t blame Parker for flinching. You don’t mess with lions, no matter their age. [FanSided]
Via The Sports Daily
November 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Parker misses Spurs shootaround for good reason

Tony Parker was a no-show for the San Antonio Spurs’ shootaround ahead of Friday’s tilt with the Brooklyn Nets at AT&T Center. While these kind of things happen to professional athletes from time to time — and usually results in criticism of the player for not taking their job seriously — the veteran point guard provided photographic evidence that he actually had a...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: San Antonio Spurs PG Tony Parker faces a tiger on French game show

San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker is having some fun on his down time this summer, which, for the French athlete apparently means facing down a tiger. Appearing on the French game show “Fort Boyard,” Parker was thrust into a smallish courtyard where he drove around in a rusty, bucket of a vehicle that appears to offer scant protection. Fellow contestants dumped water...
Via Sportsnaut
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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