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May 18, 2014 Updates

The Thunder followed that up by telling the media on Sunday that Ibaka would not travel with the team on their flight to San Antonio in advance of the Western Conference Finals, which begin Monday. And still, the Spurs remain skeptical to the point of paranoia. “I don’t really believe it,” said point guard Tony Parker, who has been cleared to play in the opener after straining his left hamstring in the second round. “I’ll believe when I see tomorrow he is not on the court. It’s hard to believe. We’ll see tomorrow.” Said Kawhi Leonard, “We’re still not sure if he’s going to play or not, but it doesn’t matter. The Thunder are still a very good team.” San Antonio Express-News

May 17, 2014 Updates

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich’s press availability was deferred until Sunday, leaving it to the players to provide an update on the status of Tony Parker’s Grade 1 hamstring strain leading up to the opening game of the Western Conference Finals on Monday against Oklahoma City. And the Spurs have been schooled very, very well. Patty Mills hemmed and hawed as if he couldn’t speak English when asked if he could shed any light. Teammate Manu Ginobili was slightly more forthcoming — but only just. “He was basically off his feet,” Ginobili said after Saturday’s practice. “He took a few jumpers and that was it. He’s doing treatment now and we’ll see what happens in 48 hours.” San Antonio Express-News

May 16, 2014 Updates

Spurs point guard Tony Parker, who played only 10 minutes of the Spurs Game 5 win over Portland, declared he will be ready to play in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, even if it begins on Monday. Via text message, Parker said results of the MRI exam he underwent on Thursday morning revealed only a Grade 1 strain of the left hamstring. “It’s OK; not too bad,” Parker said. “Not as bad as the NBA Finals. NBA Finals was a Grade 2. This one is Grade 1. So should be fine for Monday.” San Antonio Express-News

May 15, 2014 Updates

Tony Parker played just 10 minutes in the Spurs’ series-clinching victory over Portland on Wednesday after leaving with tightness in his left hamstring. No immediate timeline was provided for his return. The injury is not believed to be serious, according to a team source. San Antonio Express-News

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Tony Parker scored 32 points and the San Antonio Spurs led by as many as 31 on their way to 119-96 victory over the Dallas Mavericks, closing out a tense first-round series Sunday in seven games. Manu Ginobili scored 20 points, Danny Green added 16 points and Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard had 15 points apiece for San Antonio. The Spurs advance to face the fifth-seeded Portland Trail Blazers, who upset the Houston Rockets in a six-game series. Dirk Nowitzki had 22 points and nine rebounds to lead Dallas. USA Today Sports

May 1, 2014 Updates

San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker nursed a sprained ankle by pacing the floor, awaiting the birth of his son, Josh. Parker and his fiancee, Axelle Francine, welcomed their first child early Wednesday morning, according to the San Antonio Express-News. The birth came hours before the Spurs were to play the Dallas Mavericks in Game 5 of their first-round series, which is tied at two games apiece. NBA.com

April 30, 2014 Updates

As if Wednesday wasn’t busy enough with a critical playoff game against Dallas, Spurs All-Star Tony Parker had another experience to remember with the birth of his first child. A Spurs spokesman confirmed the baby’s birth, a son named Josh, to fiancee Axelle Francine. It comes on the heels of the birth of Manu Ginobili’s third son, Luca, on April 21. San Antonio Express-News

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A veritable palace with a trophy room, a wine cellar evoking a European monastery, a private theater with your own monogrammed seating, an arcade, an indoor basketball court plastered with press clippings and not one but two garages to store your fleet of luxury automobiles. Such is the splendor of Tony Parker’s custom mansion, recently valued as the fourth-most expensive home in the San Antonio area by a local magazine. The six-time All-Star gave former teammate Fab Oberto a private tour for his television show in Argentina. Oberto also interviewed Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and visited Tim Duncan’s auto shop during his trip to San Antonio. But both segments pale in comparison to Parker’s Palais Royal. San Antonio Express-News

April 21, 2014 Updates

Tony Parker and Tim Duncan have shared an awful lot of success teamed on the San Antonio Spurs. They've led them to 13 straight 50-win seasons, five straight Southwest Division titles and three NBA titles since Parker entered the league. However, their relationship did not start off on such spectacular terms. "He didn't talk to me for a whole year," Parker said after practice Monday, reflecting on his rookie season in 2001-02 when it wasn't just a French-English language barrier that wedged a gap between the two. "It was kind of weird coming from France and you have your superstar player that doesn't talk to you as a point guard, it's kind of tough, you know? Because you're supposed to talk to everybody. ESPN.com

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