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Tony Parker
Tony Parker
Position: G
Born: 05/17/82
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:177 lbs. / 80.3 kg.
Salary: $13,437,500
Q: Who was the player who was easiest to connect with and who took a little longer? Becky Hammon: “Well me and (Spurs point guard) Tony (Parker) were friends long before, so he’s a very good friend. I would actually bounce things off of him, and we had conversations even before I ever got hired. I was kind of charged with point guards a little bit in practice, so if we were doing specific shooting stuff I would work with the point guards, so Cory Joseph was a guy who I worked with a lot. Boris Diaw was my guy on game day, so I was delegated different duties. And obviously the ones who you work the closest with — and obviously I wasn’t working with a lot of post players— you start to get a rapport with them, to build a relationship with them.”
via USA Today Sports
Call it a promotional stunt gone awry. Footwear giant Nike has been fined €67,500, the equivalent of roughly $75,000, for putting an oversized Tony Parker France national team jersey on a statue of Winston Churchill to commemorate Les Bleus’ qualifications for the 2011 European Championships. Sculptor Jean Cardot sued Nike and a promotional company for defiling his work, and failing to ask for permission. A French court ruled last month that Nike had used the statue for commercial purposes in violation of Cardot’s rights. Unveiled in 1998, the statue is located on Winston Churchill Avenue near the Champs-Elysée in Paris. It is one of the few statues in France that doesn’t depict a French national.
via San Antonio Express-News