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Tony Parker
Tony Parker
Position: -
Born: 05/17/82
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:177 lbs. / 80.3 kg.
Earnings: $168,282,460 ($192,038,774*)
One of the players Jackson has no interest in having on the show is Tony Parker, his former teammate on the San Antonio Spurs. “I don’t have a reason to talk to Tony Parker and I don’t want to talk to Tony Parker,” Jackson said. “My beef with Tony Parker is a basketball beef. I didn’t like the teammate he was. Tony would look me off on purpose. I don’t want to disrespect him as a man but I had a problem with him on the court.”
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich began the practice of load management several years ago, giving aging veterans Tim Duncan and Tony Parker nights off. Cuban said Popovich wasn’t exactly trying to be an innovator, it was gamesmanship. “Pop was doing it just to [mess] with people,” Cuban said. “Now it’s all data-driven. Let’s just do it to mess with the league and our meal ticket, the fans, and just do something just because it might be interesting. We spent so much money on not just analytics but biometrics to know how smart we could be.”
“A French point guard, a guard from Argentina (Manu), a guy from the islands (Duncan), barefoot, playing together,” Parker said during his ceremony. “That was a hell of a Big Three. Those two guys, obviously, a group over the years, and if I had to start any team you know I’d want to go to war with you two guys. It was an honor to play together.” “You have no idea how much impact you two had in my life. You inspired me every day. Yes, I can talk about what we did on the court but my favorite is off the court and we are still talking, still spending time together; still playing tennis; still going to the ranch, having fun, talking all night. The friendship and the bond is what I love the. Most. I love you two and we’ll be together forever.”
A teary-eyed coach Pop had nothing but kind words during Parker’s jersey retirement ceremony, as he recalled how he gave the then 19-year-old Frenchmen the keys to the Spurs franchise when they drafted him 28th overall in the 2001 Draft. “But more than anything, Tony Parker was someone who cared for his teammates, he cared about the community, he cared about basketball, he cared about his friends. And now, his wonderful, beautiful family,” Pop said.