Tag:Tony Parker
Posted on: November 17, 2010 1:45 pm
Edited on: November 17, 2010 8:36 pm
 

Longoria and Parker splitting, for real this time

Posted by Royce Young

It was on yesterday and then off. But it's official. Tony Parker and Eva Longoria are splitting.

So Parker is back on the market. Not that market. No, the Spurs signed him to a big extension a month ago. I'm talking about the market. 
According to a report from TMZ , Eva Longoria and Tony Parker will divorce. Longoria reportedly filed in Los Angeles.

Obviously Longoria is a super famous actress most known for her role in "Desperate Housewives." The two were married in July of 2007. I know you thinking, "Well, why?" I don't know why. But feel free to draw your own conclusions and speculate away. For instance, J.E. Skeets of The Basketball Jones is going with Eva is now dating Steve Nash.

In TMZ's report, they mention that Eva has Tony's initials tattoed somewhere on her body as well as "Nine" on the back of her neck. Nine is the number Parker wears, you see.

I for one am bummed. I hate when anyone gets divorced but the Parkers/Longorias seemed so great. She was always at Spurs games sitting courtside, cheering the team on. She always talked about the team like they were all buddies. It was such a happy family.

It's sad when two people split for whatever reason. Best of luck to them both. Considering their physical appearances and their professions, I think they'll be just fine.
Posted on: November 16, 2010 4:28 pm
Edited on: November 16, 2010 6:04 pm
 

Report: Eva Longoria and Tony Parker won't split

Posted by Royce Young 
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Update: Within hours of the original post, printed below, TMZ has posted a clarification which borders on a retraction.
TMZ reported that Tony had filed for divorce.  Two clerks at the Bexar County Courthouse in Texas had told us the case was filed and sealed by a family law judge.
But Eva's rep tells us Tony did not file and does not even have a divorce lawyer.

Another clerk at the courthouse now tells us she's in charge of sealed cases and says no such case has crossed her desk.
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Original Post

Tony Parker is back on the market. Not that market. No, the Spurs signed him to a big extension a month ago. I'm talking about the market. 
According to a report from TMZ , Eva Longoria and Tony Parker will divorce. Parker reportedly filed for divorce Monday in Texas.

Obviously Longoria is a super famous actress most known for her role in "Desperate Housewives." The two were married in July of 2007. I know you thinking, "Well, why?" I don't know why. But feel free to draw your own conclusions and speculate away. For instance, J.E. Skeets of The Basketball Jones is going with Eva is now dating Steve Nash.

In TMZ's report, they mention that Eva has Tony's initials tattoed somewhere on her body as well as "Nine" on the back of her neck. Nine is the number Parker wears, you see.

I for one am bummed. I hate when anyone gets divorced but the Parkers/Longorias seemed so great. She was always at Spurs games sitting courtside, cheering the team on. She always talked about the team like they were all buddies. It was such a happy family.

It's sad when two people split for whatever reason. Best of luck to them both. Considering their physical appearances and their professions, I think they'll be just fine.
Posted on: October 30, 2010 2:08 pm
Edited on: October 30, 2010 2:09 pm
 

What Tony Parker's extension means for the Spurs

Posted by Royce Young

After a summer of wondering if he'd go elsewhere - specifically New York - Tony Parker is staying in San Antonio. The deal is for four years and close to $50 million, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

For whatever reason, whether it be George Hill's rise or some injuries that kept Parker out last season, people seemed to think Parker was dispensable. Another funny thing is that people seem to think he's older. In reality, he's just 28 and with a four-year deal, will be with the Spurs through the prime of his career.

The Spurs Big 3 though of Manu Ginobili, Parker and Tim Duncan is now staying together for at least one more season. Ginobili is in San Antonio until 2013, but Duncan can opt out next season. It's somewhat unlikely that he will, but there's a possibility that it happens. But after the trade rumors that bounced around for Parker, it's clear he's not going anywhere.

Hill is signed through 2012, but clearly he's not staying with the Spurs, unless he plans on moving to shooting guard. Hill is a starter in the making and will likely demand a contract over the Spurs head when he's up. It's not impossible to keep both but like I said, it would probably require Hill moving positions and cracking the starting lineup, therefore getting starter money.

A question is though, can Parker assume the role as the front man for the Spurs? Consider his numbers over the past couple seasons: consistently around 18 ppg and around 6.0 apg. But as one of the "younger" pieces on this roster, he's likely going to be part of some transition. Gregg Popovich is trying to get his team to play faster and that suits Parker's abilities. But how will a future roster fill in around him? The key with any good point guard is the players around him. And if Parker's running mates move on somewhere else and he's only left with Matt Bonner, James Anderson and DeJuan Blair he probably isn't enough on his own to get things done.

Somehow, San Antonio continues to push forward with good teams despite everyone waiting for a down year. In retrospect, it's kind of funny that people thought the Spurs would move Parker. Unless Parker really wanted a change of scenery or was thinking he could get more somewhere else, the San Antonio formula is to sign Parker to a multi-year and make sure he's part of the core for years to come. Other teams have started to adopt that same model, most notably Oklahoma City. The Thunder locked up Kevin Durant already, but with Jeff Green's contract issue yet to be resolved and Russell Westbrook up for an extension next summer, OKC will have to figure it out.

I think part of the key is finding guys that are willing to be part of a process and aren't necessarily looking for brighter lights. Again, Parker could've looked elsewhere. I'm sure there was a draw to New York and playing in Mike D'Antoni's system. But it's almost like if you're a part of this Spurs team, you understand you're not going anywhere. There's a real culture there that just keeps things together. it starts with Duncan and Ginobili, but obviously the torch is in the process of being moved to Parker.

The fact San Antonio inked Parker should come as no surprise. R.C. Buford is all about keeping the pieces together. It's been what's kept the Spurs as one of the league's best teams for over a decade now and it's what will keep them good while Parker plays out this extension. The worry is after next year when Duncan can move on. I guess all San Antonio needs to do is find another Tim Duncan. That shouldn't be too hard, right?
Posted on: October 28, 2010 2:29 pm
 

Matt Bonner to miss 10-14 days

Posted by Royce Young

Time for you massively important injury update of the week. Brace yourself, Red Rocket fans. I have some bad news.

The Spurs sharpshooting big man will miss 10-14 days with an ankle sprain. As the San Antonio Express-News reported, Bonner's right ankle had swelled to the size of a baseball and he was quite eager to show everyone.

Bonner said: “Pretty ugly, don’t you think? I came down on somebody’s foot. That’s what I get for jumping."

Yeah, stick to the outside shooting if you know what's good for you. Since when did you think you could jump?

Bonner of course is one of the Spurs most underrated bench weapons. He's deadly on kickouts from Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili and is actually a better post defender than people realize. The Spurs are hurting a bit on the inside right now as Tiago Splitter isn't fully ready for his debut so Tim Duncan and Antonio McDyess will likely be playing more minutes than usual, as well as DeJuan Blair.

Posted on: October 14, 2010 11:33 am
Edited on: October 14, 2010 11:57 am
 

No extension on the table yet for Parker

Posted by Royce Young

It's easy to forget all about Tony Parker. He was injured for a lot of last season, he's aging a bit and the West is stacked with good point guards.

But the thing is, Parker has multiple rings and at 28, still has a lot of good years left. But in terms of this contract, he's only got one year left before it's up.

But he's not worried about an extension. And he's not in a hurry. “I know they are negotiating, but there is nothing on the table," Parker told the french newspaper L’Equipe. "I’m not in a hurry either. I want to stay in San Antonio, but I do not mind. I just want to make a big season and the contract will come naturally.”

There was some talk that Parker could be headed to New York this season or next and if he doesn't land that extension, he'd certainly be available. And Parker knows there's that chance. “Everything is possible, the NBA is a business and, for a team like San Antonio, my wages is substantial," he told the paper. "They decide what they want to do about me.”

The Spurs could trade Parker this season if they determine they don't want to extend him. Again, there's been chatter about New York, but also people have tossed around Orlando as a potential home for him. But it sounds like the ball is in San Antonio's court. If no extension is to be done for Parker, it would be easy to see him dealt by the trade deadline. But that could be tough because you know the Spurs will be in the middle of the West.

That's where young George Hill comes in. He proved in Parker's absence that he could be ready to handle the duties of starting. And San Antonio may see Parker's contract as an opportunity to extend the life of the current Spurs run a bit by bringing in extra talent. If Hill is capable, Parker is somewhat expendable.

Parker says he's 100 percent and has his legs completely back. He's been such a key part of the San Antonio trio over what's almost been 10 years. Tim Duncan has an early termination option next season and Manu Ginobili is signed through 2013. So time is running out on the Spurs. And that might be why they're taking their time on Parker's extension. Maybe they don't even know what the future holds.
Posted on: July 4, 2010 1:06 am
 

Amar'e recruits Tony Parker and Carmelo Anthony?

The New York Daily News is reporting that Amar'e Stoudemire, outside of the production of the Broadway play he helped produce, said:

"I've talked to Carmelo Anthony that he needs to come out here," Stoudemire said. "I've talked to Tony Parker. Both guys are ready to join me if I decide to come here. So we will see if we can work it out."
KABOOM.

And so there's that. The number of questions this brings to mind is stunning:

  1. Is Amar'e going to get fined for tampering here?
  2. How will this affect Parker's relationship with the Spurs?
  3. How will this affect the Nuggets' attempts to extend Melo?
  4. Where did Amar'e get the idea to talk to those two about it?
  5. What's Amar'e thinking that he thinks talking about this is a good plan, true or not?
Let's go into La La Land for a second: Parker dribble penetrating from the perimeter, running the pick and roll with Amar'e Stoudemire's athleticism and Melo available for the pick and pop. Two man game with Amar'e and Melo. Running and gunning with those three, all under the age of 29

Ye Gods.

But in reality, if there's one thing we can take away from the Daily News article, it's that Amar'e is already mentally checked into the Knicks.  You don't start shopping for other partners already on rosters unless you're committed to the squad. It also means that the next 24 hours are going to be full of denials and speculation. The 2010 Free Agency Apocalypse: The self-propelling hype machine.

-Matt Moore
Posted on: July 1, 2010 10:36 am
Edited on: July 1, 2010 11:36 am
 

Free-agency layup line: LeBron's gift edition

All of the little free agency stories that flow through. We'll have several of these throughout the day, updated regularly.

A mystery team dropped a "small square box" containing a gift off at LeBron James' house at 11PM Wednesday night, according to the New York Daily News .  Our best guesses as to the gift are the heart of a lion, whatever was in the suitcase in "Pulp Fiction ", or a Russian doll containing $2.4 million in bonds.  (HT: FanHouse )

Richard Jefferson opted out of his contract, but that doesn't necessarily mean much for the team basketball-wise. Spurs blog 48 Minutes of Hell reports that with the team significantly over the cap still, Jefferson's opt-out doesn't clear them to make any significant moves and leaves them with a hole at small forward. You have to wonder if Tony Parker and his contract may be even more on the block.

Chris Bosh is predictably keeping track of his free agency exploits on Twitter. As of 4EST, he had met with the Bulls, Raptors, Heat, and Rockets (check out more on our discussion of Houston's chances ). You have to wonder if it's better to be early or late in these discussions. The Knicks seem to be taking the latter approach, since they went and visited Mike Miller first thing last night.

Darren Rovell of Sports Biz reports that part of the Nets' offer for LeBron James is a clothing line via Jay-Z . These are the kind of advantages teams have to pull out. There's so much more going on here than just money and a good core of players, though those things are up-front the most important.

Via Wizards blog Bullets Forever , Yahoo! Sports reports that Washington is looking to fill that whole at small forward quickly . They've already spoken to both of their expired small forwards (Mike Miller, Josh Howard) and are looking at Ryan Gomes, Travis Outlaw, Rasual Butler and even Josh Childress who is still in Greece. With the acquisition of Kirk Hinrich, the Wizards have to be thinking on the cheap with this contract, and likely won't want to commit to anything long-term. Then again, they traded for Kirk Hinrich and Yi Jianlian, so there's no telling what they're going to do next.

John Hammond is "cautiously optimistic" that the Bucks will be able to re-sign John Salmons. Then again, we think Hammond is "cautiously losing his mind" for giving Drew Gooden a 5 year, $32 million deal when he has Ersan Ilyasoava and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute along with rookie Larry Sanders to pair with Andrew Bogut. Hammond's either gone around the bend or is in pursuit of something...


Posted on: June 29, 2010 2:18 pm
 

Steve Nash leads team to charity soccer victory

Steve Nash hosted a charity soccer event last week featuring Nate Robinson, Jared Dudley, and Tony Parker. As part of CBSSports.com's continuing coverage of the 2010 World Cup and our partnership with Steve nash, we're pleased to bring this exclusive coverage of the event. Highlights include Jared Dudley climbing a fence and Nate Robinson taking off his shirt. Man, that guy pops up everywhere ...


 
 
 
 
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