TAG: Tony Parker

Video / Jun 20, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Watch Tony Parker & Boris Diaw Play One-On-One As Teenagers

Boris Diaw, Tony Parker

Boris Diaw, Tony Parker (Brendan Maloney, USATODAY Sports)

The 2014 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs were a unique team for many reasons, but perhaps most for their sense of fellowship. Though Tim Duncan and Gregg Popovich are the organization’s stalwarts, it’s fair to say that no pair of Spurs is closer than affable Frenchmen Tony Parker and Boris Diaw. And now, we finally have video evidence of their longtime bond. Read More »

Video / Jun 19, 2014 / 9:03 pm

Video: Tony Parker’s Top 10 Plays Of The 2013-14 Season

Tony Parker

Tony Parker (Soobum Im, USATODAY Sports)

Maybe now more than ever before, it’s easy to overlook Tony Parker. As Kawhi Leonard ascends to stardom, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili play on into twilight, and Gregg Popovich gets more consideration as the greatest coach of all time, San Antonio’s All-NBA Second Team point guard has become a relative afterthought. Think back on the Finals: Does it seem like Parker led the Spurs in scoring at 18.0 points per game? It doesn’t, but this video of his top 10 plays from the 2013-2014 season is a great reminder of just how important he is to San Antonio’s success. Read More »

NBA / Jun 18, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Why The Champion Spurs Are Impossible To Duplicate

Tim Duncan

The 2013-2014 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs made you believe. In experience, in persistence, in togetherness, in quality depth, in pounding the rock, in the value of adhering to a strict set of organizational ideals from top-to-bottom. More than anything, these Spurs just made you believe in basketball. Not just any brand of basketball, either, but this amazing game as it was explicitly meant to be played. There’s never been anything like it, and unless they can somehow repeat it over the next couple years, there never will be again. Read More »

NBA / Jun 12, 2014 / 1:36 am

Popovich Says He Doesn’t Think Of Duncan, Parker, Ginobili As A Big Three

Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, Gregg Popovich, Tim Duncan

The marquee names of the epic 2014 NBA Finals are LeBron James, Tim Duncan, Dwyane Wade, Tony Parker, Chris Bosh, and Manu Ginobili. The Miami Heat’s Big Three don’t shy away from that moniker, and openly talk of the heavy burden they carry as their team’s top players. And while the San Antonio Spurs’ trio of future Hall-of-Famers is certainly deserving of such a title, that’s not Gregg Popovich’s style. Read More »

We Reminisce / Jun 5, 2014 / 8:00 pm

We Reminisce: Tony Parker’s Ridiculous Shot In Game 1 Of The 2013 Finals

Tony Parker

After almost a week of no playoff basketball, the Finals finally start tonight. There’s already been some understated trash talk from both sides. When teams meet in the Finals for two straight years, there’s bound to be some bad blood, and the development of a real rivalry. All anyone remembers from last year’s series is Ray Allen‘s improbable three at the end of Game 6, but let’s not forget the incredible shot Tony Parker made to put away Game 1. Read More »

NBA / Jun 4, 2014 / 11:02 pm

Boris Diaw And Tiago Splitter Hold The Keys To Swinging The NBA Finals

Chris Andersen, Shane Battier, LeBron James, Tony Parker

Ever since their mind-boggling collapse against the Dallas Mavericks in the 2011 NBA Finals, the Miami Heat have been a different team. At various points in the past three years, LeBron James became the team’s clear-cut alpha dog, Chris Bosh stretched his offense farther and farther from the paint, and Erik Spoelstra developed devastating offensive continuity built on spreading the floor with shooters. Miami fully embraced its natural identity as a small-ball outfit, basically, and the result has been something close to a dynasty. It’s when the Heat have the ball that the merits of their speedy, undersized lineups are most obvious, but it’s on the other end of the court where Miami’s Finals rematch against San Antonio will be decided. Read More »

Latest News / Jun 3, 2014 / 11:07 pm

Report: Spurs Expect Tony Parker To Play In Game 1

Tony Parker (Steve Mitchell, USATODAY)

San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker watched the second half of his team’s series-clinching win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday from the bench due to a balky ankle. Though Gregg Popovich seemed unsure of his point guard’s status going forward at the time, the Spurs are now confident that Parker will be healthy enough to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. Read More »

DimeTV / Jun 2, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Screen & Roll Vol. 1: The NBA Finals, Draft Prospect Videos & More

LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard

With the blink-and-you-missed it way basketball has infiltrated our online and television lives, it’s only fair you get some warning for what’s up next. Whether it’s a basketball game halfway around the world, the NBA Finals, a revealing interview, or a high school star’s mix tape, we’ve got you covered with our “Screen & Roll” recap of what’s coming on for the coming week. Read More »

NBA / Jun 1, 2014 / 8:00 pm

Report: Tony Parker “Should Be Ready” For Game 1 Of NBA Finals

Tony Parker (Soobum Im, USATODAY)

San Antonio Spurs All-Star point guard Tony Parker didn’t play in the second half of last night’s series-clinching victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. He aggravated an ankle injury he sustained in last week’s Game 4 late in the second quarter. Though Gregg Popovich was non-committal on Parker’s status after the game, sources say that he will likely play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / May 28, 2014 / 10:30 am

Video: Russell Westbrook Steal & Slam

Russell Westbrook, Tony Parker

There is a lot to be said for Russell Westbrook‘s “My name is MY NAME” Game 4. He was all over the court on both sides of the ball on the way to OKC’s stampeding win. On one play, he stripped Tony Parker from behind then exploded past Marco Bellinelli for an easy breakaway dunk. Read More »