Dejounte Murray offers gift to lucky Spurs fan on Twitter
One #blessed Spurs fan got more than just attention from one of the team’s stars this weekend. Twitter user @Frankie_SVT took to Twitter Sunday afternoon to share his dilemma: the choice of whether to buy a Dejounte Murray jersey, or attend Monday night’s game. Murray told Frankie he would pay for either the jersey or tickets to the game. Naturally, the Spurs fan was more than excited by Murray’s response. Regardless of the fan's decision, Murray’s offer proved to be another reason to love the Spur.mysanantonio.com
San Antonio restaurant facing continual struggles after food truck is reported stolen on Christmas Day
SAN ANTONIO – The owners of Fat Tummy Empanadas have kept bellies full and people smiling for the last three years. Co-owner Norah Saleh said the restaurant, located on South Murry and West Commerce, gained popularity after being featured on the Food Network. Saleh said they have been able to get by with curbside order, but she credits their food truck for keeping business alive. “Like every other owner, small business owner, it’s the fear that you’re going to have to close down,” Saleh said. Saleh said the food truck was a way to get out into the community, but now she hopes the community will come to them.
Director Florent Bodin captures amazing career of retired Spurs star in Tony Parker: The Final Shot
Parker not only become just the third French player to play in the NBA. What motivated you to make a documentary about Tony Parker? That’s where he played with [Ronny] Turiaf and [former Spurs player] Boris Diaw. It was like recreating the Tony Parker Universe in one place. I think the Spurs thought that Tony would never leave and that he would finish his career in San Antonio.sacurrent.com
Familiar NBA faces make new Tony Parker documentary an engaging journey
Directed by Florent Bodin and released via Netflix,spans Parker’s formative years in France and sterling 18-season NBA career. Parker’s final shot in the NBA occurred March 17, 2019, in Miami as a member of the Hornets, a team which he joined after a perceived slight from the Spurs. From there, Bodin revisits Parker’s unlikely rise in France with glowing recollections from former teammates Boris Diaw and Ronny Turiaf. The film begins to tread familiar ground for Spurs faithful as it follows the 2001 NBA draft and Parker’s subsequent rookie season in San Antonio. I gave him the basketball and he took over that position.”Similar to Parker, the documentary hits its stride with San Antonio’s 2003 run to the NBA title.sacurrent.com
Tony Parker documentary about life in France and with Spurs now streaming on Netflix
(AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO – The story of San Antonio Spurs legend Tony Parker is now officially streaming on Netflix. But there is also footage from Parker’s final season in San Antonio and the injury that almost ended his career in the 2017 playoffs. It was produced by a French film crew and directed by French filmmaker Florent Bodin. “This film examines the background and career of Tony Parker, whose determination led him to become arguably the greatest French basketball player,” Netflix said about the documentary. Parker also has an autobiography released in November called “Tony Parker: Beyond All of My Dreams.”He is arguably the greatest French basketball player of all-time — now, meet the man behind the legacy.
Tony Parker documentary heads to Netflix, features interviews with Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant, other NBA greats
(AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO – The story of San Antonio Spurs legend Tony Parker is heading to Netflix next month. “Tony Parker: The Final Shot,” a documentary about the point guard’s life as a professional basketball player, including its ups and downs, will air starting Jan. 6. “This film examines the background and career of Tony Parker, whose determination led him to become arguably the greatest French basketball player,” Netflix says about the documentary. It features interviews from Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich, former teammates Tim Duncan and Bruce Bowen, and the late Kobe Bryant. I’d think, ‘I’m just different.’”Parker also has a new autobiography this year, called “Tony Parker: Beyond All of My Dreams.”Parker retired after the 2018-19 season.
Walk through Starry Safari at the annual San Antonio Zoo Lights
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Zoo is bringing back the annual Zoo Lights holiday celebration and this year it also includes LEGO brick sculptures. All of the different areas of the zoo have been transformed for the holidays and tricked out in festive holiday lights. Whataburger Zoo Lights is included with standard zoo admission and free for annual pass holders and members. More than 95% of the zoo light displays are made using LED lights which are energy efficient and require a fraction of the electricity compared to regular incandescent lights, zoo officials said. The San Antonio Zoo is located at 3903 N St. Mary’s Street and is open seven days a week.
San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker revisits celebrated career in unguarded new memoir
For Parker, his stint in Charlotte symbolized that he “had come full circle,” as it was Hornets owner Michael Jordan who had served as his inspiration as a child. The extent of which Parker details vividly.“At any rate, during my rookie season, I sometimes had tears in my eyes in the shower after practice,” writes Parker. “Once we were watching film, and he was screaming at me, insisting that I reply. Then he kicked me out of the meeting: ‘Out of the room!’ All because I didn’t say a word. Looking back at the Spurs’ Big Three, it’s difficult to overstate the uniqueness of their quiet dynasty.sacurrent.com
Former Spur Tony Parker announces split from wife on Twitter
SAN ANTONIO Former Spur Tony Parker, who played 17 seasons with the silver and black, announced Monday that he and his wife Axelle Francine are separating. This separation will be guided by complete mutual respect and the preservation of well-being of our two sons, Parker wrote in the Twitter post. Parker said he decided to go public with the decision to avoid rumors and speculation. Parker retired from the NBA in 2019 after playing one season with the Charlotte Hornets. He lives in San Antonio but spends time in France where he is president of the ASVEL basketball club.
Ex-Spur Stephen Jackson says he would pick Kobe over Tim Duncan to build team around
SAN ANTONIO Former NBA and San Antonio Spurs forward Stephen Jackson is never one to shy away from the microphone. If you had to pick one player to build a team around, would it be Kobe Bryant or Tim Duncan? With Kobe Bryant, hes going to give you everything that you need in one body to lead a team to the championship, Jackson said. I think you could put Kobe Bryant in any situation and hes going to bring guys along, give them the attitudes and more accomplishments. Which Tim did too, but me personally, I would go with Kobe Bryant, said Jackson.
Former Spur Tony Parker reveals two family members contracted COVID-19
In an interview with ESPN’s “The Undefeated,” former Spurs guard Tony Parker revealed that two of his family members had contracted COVID-19. “I got really close to my family, really close,” Parker explained. Throughout this pandemic, Parker has used technology to keep in contact with all of the players -- men and women -- on his teams and at his academy, Tony Parker Adéquat Academy in Lyon, France. Make sure your bank is going to help you through those tough times. It’s definitely through those tough times that you see where you are [financially], that’s for sure.
Beloved Former Spur Tony Parker Reveals Family Members' COVID-19 Diagnoses
click to enlarge Getty ImagesSay it ain't so!In an interview with ESPN's, former San Antonio Spur Tony Parker revealed yesterday that two of his family members his father-in-law and sister-in-law contracted COVID-19 in France.Fortunately, both family members have since recovered. "We were worried the first two or three weeks to make sure they would be OK," Parker said. It puts a lot of stress on my family. You never know with a new virus like this. That is why I am very thankful that nothing happened to my sister-in-law and father-in-law."sacurrent.com
Spurs legend Tony Parker supporting local restaurant during coronavirus shutdowns
Spurs legend Tony Parker supporting local restaurant during coronavirus shutdownsMartha Goodlow and her 5-year-old daughter Ava Goodlow pose outside of Fralos in San Antonio after shopping for groceries there on March 25, 2020. Former Spurs player Tpny Parker was seen recently supporting the pizza restaurant during the coronavirus stay-at-home orders. Former Spurs player Tpny Parker was seen recently ... more Photo: Josie Norris /Staff Photographer Photo: Josie Norris /Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Spurs legend Tony Parker supporting local restaurant during coronavirus shutdowns 1 / 1 Back to GalleryFormer Spurs player Tony Parker was seen recently supporting his neighborhood pizza spot during the coronavirus pandemic. Stay up to date on the latest coronavirus news with mySA.com:On Friday, Fralo's, a Dominion-area pizza spot, gave Parker a shout out. Retired Spurs player Matt Bonner has also recently ordered Fralo's delivery, according to the restaurant.mysanantonio.com
Texas Cavaliers announce Tony Parker as grand marshal of 2020 river parade
Texas Cavaliers announce Tony Parker as grand marshal of 2020 river paradePublished: February 10, 2020, 12:15 pmThe Texas Cavaliers on Monday announced Tony Parker as the honorary grand marshal of the 2020 river parade. The theme will be 2020 Vision.
Always Home for Me: San Antonio Still Loves Tony Parker, and the Former Spurs Point Guard is Loving It Right Back
He arrived in San Antonio in 2001, and like Tim Duncan before him, Parker won his first NBA championship with the Spurs in just his second season. His youthful confidence and mental toughness in the face of often intense coaching quickly endeared him to San Antonios hoops-crazed community.According to Parker the feeling was mutual.Its home, Parker told the. On the day celebrating his personal legacy, Parker publicly lauded the chemistry between San Antonios Big Three, noting its impact on their collective journey. By joining his fellow Big Three in the AT&T Center rafters, Parker fittingly closed the curtain on a quiet dynasty that transfixed generations of Spurs faithful. When asked on Tony Parker Day how fans and pundits should remember him, Parker was succinct.Whatever they want, Parker told the.sacurrent.com
Tim, Manu, bats return: 9 best moments from Tony Parker jersey retirement ceremony
Parker’s jersey was raised to the AT&T Center rafters and placed alongside his longtime teammates and fellow champions, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili. Manu Ginobili might be retired, but he's still ready to smack some bats at Tony Parker's jersey retirement 😂 pic.twitter.com/Oh3csArKjJ — ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) November 12, 20198. #MerciTony pic.twitter.com/xYummOYYsv — San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) November 12, 20197. - @theborisdiaw 🇫🇷#MerciTony pic.twitter.com/G6DMgPt3WC — San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) November 12, 20196. #MerciTony pic.twitter.com/DNqrnZLRew — San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) November 12, 20191.
Spurs Big Three Complete: Tony Parker Joins Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili in the Rafters
Tony Parker brought the teardrop to San Antonio: the burst into the paint, the sudden hop, the one-handed release. It took five games for Tony Parker to break into the starting lineup. For an encore, Duncan, Parker, Ginobili and a retiring David Robinson took down the New Jersey Nets. Bonnie Arbittier / Rivard Report permalink Bonnie Arbittier / Rivard Report permalinkOn a night intended to honor No. And then Pop, Parker said, you were like a second dad to me.therivardreport.com
SPURS BEAT -Spurs drop 2nd home game, Tony Parker's #9 Jersey Retired
Monday, November 11 marked the permanent return of Former Spurs guard and 4x NBA champion Tony Parker to the AT&T Center. Parker; who played for the Spurs for 17 seasons after they selected him with the 28th overall pick in the 2001 NBA draft, had his #9 jersey retired following Mondays game against the Memphis Grizzlies. The night was marred as the Spurs dropped their second straight home game and third home loss of the season to the 3-7 Memphis Grizzlies 113-109. Aldridge had 3 points against the Celts and 19 (7 points in the 2nd half) in Mondays loss to the Grizzlies. Upcoming games:Wed, November 13 @ Minnesota (6-4) 7pmFri, November 15 @ Orlando (3-7) 6pmSat, November 16 vs Portland (4-6) 730pmMon, November 18 @ Dallas (6-4) 730pmsaobserver.com
Spurs Fans Give Tony Parker a Sendoff Fitting for His Contributions to Four Championships, the Big Three
click image Instagram / spursGrowing up in France, Spurs icon Tony Parker never dreamed that his jersey would be retired by an NBA team. Prior to Monday nights emotional jersey retirement ceremony, Parker called the honor surreal while reflecting on a professional basketball career that tipped off in Paris when he was a teenager.My favorite moments, obviously the four championships with the Spurs and the gold medal with the [French] national team, Parker told the Current. For me, at the end of the day, thats what I was playing basketball for. Its special to win a championship with all three.An anticlimactic 109-113 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies did little to deaden spirits inside the arena, where Spurs legends took turns celebrating Parkers legacy. I want a big Go Spurs Go on three.sacurrent.com
Jackson, Grizzlies spoil Parker’s night, beat Spurs 113-109
SAN ANTONIO – Jaren Jackson Jr. had 24 points and the Memphis Grizzlies put a damper on Tony Parker's jersey retirement by beating the San Antonio Spurs 113-109 Monday night. They led San Antonio to four of its five championships and have the most wins (541) of any trio in league history. Memphis won a coach's challenge that overturned a foul that would have put DeRozan on the line with San Antonio trailing 113-109. San Antonio shot 33 percent in falling behind 35-22 in the first quarter. ... Memphis is 39-8 against the Spurs in San Antonio.
Tony Parker gives Snoop Dogg Spurs jersey, joins him onstage at San Antonio show
SAN ANTONIO - Tony Parker had a hell of a night at Snoop Doggs concert in San Antonio. The San Antonio basketball icon and Spurs point guard Dejounte Murray attended the rappers show Wednesday night at the Tobin Center, where they also appeared onstage. Parker posted that it was a hell of a night as he presented the rapper two No. Snoop Dogg posted a photo with Parker on Instagram with the caption, The great one." RELATED: Tony Parker holding meet-and-greet at North Star Mall two days before jersey retirementIts a big month for Parker: Saturday marks Tony Parker Day and Mondays game will be followed by a jersey retirement ceremony on court.
Mayor to Declare November 9 as Tony Parker Day in San Antonio; Former Spur to Host Meet and Greet Saturday
Ahead of his jersey retirement ceremony on Monday, former Spur Tony Parker will be honored with his own official day in San Antonio.Mayor Ron Nirenberg tweeted Wednesday that he's prepared to declare Saturday, November 9, Tony Parker Day. The mayor also took the opportunity to thank Parker, as so many have, by using the #MerciTony hashtag. "San Antonians are welcome to celebrate Tony Parker Day however they like, but Saturday holds at least one opportunity to meet the man himself. #GoSpursGo https://t.co/xsa9DpFT7iI will proclaim Sat., Nov. 9, 2019 as "Tony Parker Day" in #satx during tomorrow's Council A-Session. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years.sacurrent.com
Jimmy Fallon visits UT Austin, scooters down Sixth Street before taping
Funny man Jimmy Fallon is getting weird in Austin. The comedian and late night talk show host was spotted at the University of Texas at Austin's campus and along the famed Sixth Street Tuesday night. Social media photos and videos show Fallon in a Longhorn T-shirt as he flashed the Hook 'em Horns hand gesture, ran, yelled and danced with a crowd of students on campus. RELATED: Tony Parker holding meet-and-greet at North Star Mall two days before jersey retirementSocial media users also caught him riding a scooter and walking along Sixth Street while crews filmed the escapades. Central Texas celebrities Matthew McConaughey and Chip and Joanna Gaines will be guest stars on the show, which airs on NBC Thursday night.
Tony Parker holding meet-and-greet at North Star Mall two days before jersey retirement
SAN ANTONIO - Before Tony Parker's jersey hits the AT&T Center rafters on Monday, the Spurs icon will visit North Star Mall for a free meet-and-greet with fans over the weekend. A general meet-and-greet will take place 3:30-5 p.m. Saturday at the jewelry section inside Dillard's. RELATED: Spurs announce new details, fan shirts, gear for Tony Parker jersey retirement ceremonyVIP access includes a Q&A session, refreshments and an autographed basketball. RELATED: Spurs fans can celebrate road wins with free items at Chick-fil-AThe Spurs will retire Parker's jersey after Monday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies. Fans in attendance will receive a commemorative "Merci Tony" shirt and Fanbangos courtesy of H-E-B and SWBC, according to a past KSAT report.
Spurs announce new details, fan shirts, gear for Tony Parker jersey retirement ceremony
SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs announced Thursday additional details for Tony Parker's jersey retirement night, which is set for Monday, Nov. 11. The ceremony will be held after the Spurs play the Memphis Grizzlies at 6:30 p.m. in the AT&T Center. All fans in attendance will receive an exclusive commemorative Tony Parker shirt and Fanbangos courtesy of H-E-B and SWBC. FIRST REPORT: Spurs change game time for Tony Parker's jersey retirement nightRELATED: Manu Ginobili wears wig before playing Tony Parker in celebrity gameWATCH: 3 takeaways from Spurs win over KnicksIn commemoration of the retirement of Parker's No. Photos from throughout Parker's 17-year career in San Antonio, and trophies from Parker's four NBA championships with the Spurs will also be on display.
ICYMI, Manu Ginobili Hilariously Wore a Wig During a Celebrity Basketball Game, and Now We're Emotional
Manu Ginobili wore a wig in a charity game so we can get prime Ginobili one more time pic.twitter.com/z20jkEFmAb NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) September 21, 2019Manu Ginobili wore a wig in a charity game with Tony Parker and went 2005 on us lmao what a legend pic.twitter.com/3jKGQ58ySX Dylan (@Dylangonzalez21) September 21, 2019Love that man. Independent Person (@DanTheKindMan) September 21, 20192005 Prime Ginobili activated with that wig on ! Perhaps shocking to some, the former Spur said he doesn't miss the game. "Still, he's looking forward to his jersey retirement ceremony on November 11. "Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would have my jersey retired."sacurrent.com
Spurs change game time for Tony Parker's jersey retirement night
SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs announced on Monday that they are moving the tipoff time for Tony Parker's Jersey retirement night. On Monday, Nov. 11, the start time of the Spurs scheduled NBA regular season game against the Memphis Grizzlies will now be at 6:30 pm. After the game, the Spurs will retire Parker's number 9 jersey, making him the 10th player in franchise history to have his jersey raised to the rafters of the AT&T Center. Parker played 17 seasons for the Spurs helping the team win four of their five NBA titles. Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Spurs set date for Tony Parker's jersey retirement
The Spurs officially announced Friday afternoon that Parkers No. 9 jersey will be retired by the franchise on Nov. 11 after their home games against the Memphis Grizzlies. Parker won four championship with the Spurs and was named NBA Finals MVP in 2007. Parker is the Spurs NBA leader in assists (6,829), while ranking second in games played (1,198), fourth in points (18,943) and steals (1,032), fifth in free throws made (3,309) and sixth in rebounds (3,313). RELATED: 12 of the biggest Spurs games this seasonParker will be the 10th Spurs player to have his number retired.
Ring doorbell helps cops nab Tenn. escapee
The manhunt, which generated more than 430 tips and involved at least 400 law enforcement personnel from multiple agencies, came to an end only 10 miles from the prison. Closing in on the suspectRausch said hundreds of law enforcement officials flooded the area and Watson had nowhere to go. The officers that took him into custody were two women from the Tennessee Department of Corrections. He said Johnson's body received a law enforcement escort from Memphis to the funeral home in Nashville and that there are more plans to honor her. Johnson began her career with the Tennessee Department of Corrections in 1981 and served in multiple positions including as an officer and warden.
Tennessee inmate escapes from prison where official found dead
Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped Wednesday from the West Tennessee State Penitentiary in Lauderdale County and is a person of interest in a homicide. LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Tenn. - Authorities in western Tennessee are searching for an inmate who escaped Wednesday, the same day a longtime corrections official was found dead in her home on the grounds of the prison. "Rest assured that we will find this offender and bring justice to the family of Debra Johnson," Commissioner Tony Parker of the Tennessee Department of Correction said. The West Tennessee State Penitentiary is in Henning, about 45 miles northeast of Memphis. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation added Watson to its Most Wanted list and tweeted pictures of his face and his tattoos.
San Antonio hosts East's best in LeBron, Cavs Thursday night
SAN ANTONIO – The last time the Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs squared off, it turned into one of the most memorable games of the 2014-15 regular season. Point guard Kyrie Irving scored a career-best 57 points and drained all seven of his 3-point attempts as the Cavaliers went into San Antonio and produced a 128-125 overtime victory last March. San Antonio continued its strong play with a 109-99 road win over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday that represents its 16th win in 17 games. ABOUT THE SPURS (34-6): San Antonio has recorded 16 double-digit victories at home but received a stern test in its last game at the AT&T Center. San Antonio PF LaMarcus Aldridge had 22 points and 13 rebounds against Detroit for his fourth double-double in his last six games.