Here’s a funny yet endearing story about Tony Parker making a ruckus when he took home the NBA Trophy won by the Spurs against the Miami Heat just recently. The six time NBA All Star player, 2007 NBA Finals MVP and four times NBA Champion took home the NBA Champions trophy so that he can show it off to his newborn baby and take a picture with it. What’s interesting in the whole story is that he did not tell anyone.
The San Antonio Spurs point guards recently came out in the Jimmy Kimmel Live show right after winning the NBA Finals and explained the reason why he took the trophy and how he did it without anyone knowing. He said “I wanted to keep the trophy for a night, so I left with it, and everyone was calling me like ‘Tony did you take the trophy?’ and I’m like ‘Yeah, yeah I’ll bring it back tomorrow,'” He added “I just wanted to take a picture with (my newborn son) Josh. I wanted to have a good memory, so I took it.”
William Anthony “Tony” Parker, Jr. is the 32 year old French professional point guard of the San Antonio Spurs. He is also a son of a professional basketball player and started playing professionally at the French basketball league for two years. He then entered the NBA Drafts in 2001.
He was drafted with the 28 overall draft pick by the San Antonio Spurs and since then, he has been leading the team to 4 NBA Championships from 2003, 2005, 2007 and recently, 2014. He has been voted by his peers in 2007 as the quickest player in NBA.
Parker’s personal life was put in the spotlight when he and his former wife, Eva Longoria was caught in a legal battle which ended in divorce. He was accused by Longoria of cheating on her.
He then began dating his current fiancé and the mother of his newborn baby. He and the French journalist Axelle Francine started to date in 2011. They were reported to be engaged in June 2013 and had their son, Josh Parker, born in April 2014.