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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
“It’s tough,” Parker, a native of Belgium who grew up in France, said Saturday night after the Spurs’ 92-83 win over Philadelphia of dealing with the news that more than 120 people, including one American, had died in the attacks late last week in Paris. Despite having a heavy heart, Parker said it wasn’t difficult for him to play in the game. He finished with 16 points as the Spurs won their fourth in a row.
“Actually, the game was good,” he said. “It helped me think about something else. For the past 24 hours, I’ve just spent my time calling family and friends to make sure they’re OK.” The Spurs asked the sellout crowd of 18,418 at the AT&T Center to observe a moment of silence in honor of the victims, which included dozens of wounded. Afterward, the French national anthem played over the public address system before the playing of the U.S. national anthem.
Michael C. Wright: 76ers coach Brett Brown, a former Spurs assistant, on his return to San Antonio: “I wouldn’t say it’s difficult. You’re reminded of what you want. You get a little bit jealous. You want what they have. What they have has taken time. The culture they have built is amazing. When you look at world sport, I’ve lived overseas for 17 years, and coached in three Olympic games, and I see many things through not an insular lens. You see it whole, and I look at what they have done as it relates to global sport. You don’t sustain the annual success they have sustained without having amazing people. They have five Hall of Fame people. I will go to Springfield, Massachusetts five times I believe in Pop, Timmy, Tony, and Manu and I believe RC Buford. And their body of work over the duration that they’ve sustained it is amazing. It’s truly amazing. That is culture. So when I come here, it’s you want what they have, but it takes time. “