San Antonio's Tony Parker may not get the respect of other point guards, but his resu
Nice to see Tony starting to get lots of love from the National media.
"Tony Parker spent time in the summer playing basketball in his father's native Chicago during his youth, but was mostly raised in France. When it came time to decide the next step of his burgeoning basketball career, the San Antonio Spurs' guard was "very close" to going to UCLA or Georgia Tech before opting to begin his pro career in France.
Tony Parker's efficient play this season has made him an MVP candidate. (USA Today Sports)That decision, according to Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, is the primary reason why Parker has seemingly flown under the radar for so long.
"I've often thought that he didn't have a name here," Popovich said. "He just came in from Europe. Had he been a college player here and done what he did at 19, he wouldn't have been the 28th pick for sure. He would have been first, second or third. He would have been high in the draft and would have been talked about here like the kids who were young studs that are just coming out.""
San Antonio's Tony Parker may not get the respect of other point guards, but his resume tops them all - Yahoo! Sports
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