"It's a great rivalry with them," Parker said. "When I first arrived in San Antonio, that's all we talked about, that's all they talked to me (about). The whole first half talk was about how can we beat the Lakers, Kobe and Shaq. It's great to play against them.
"I'm sure the whole city and all our Spurs fans are excited. It's a great challenge and a greater opportunity to do well."