Despite reports that indicate his team is at least gauging interest from other teams about trading him, Tony Parker said Wednesday night in New York that he wants to remain a part of the Spurs franchise.
The Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn caught up with Parker Wednesday night before the Steve Nash Celebrity Soccer Match in New York City. Parker is adamant about remaining with the Spurs, the only team he has ever played with during his 10-season NBA career.
“I love San Antonio. I signed for four years. I want to stay there,” Parker said in a.
The interview was later played on television and Parker appeared steadfast that he wants to stay with the Spurs.
If Parker is traded, it would rank as one of the two biggest player swaps in the history of the franchise. Considering Parker’s role in the team’s championship history, the only other comparable move in Spurs history was the trade of a past-his-prime George Gervin to Chicago for David Greenwood before the 1985 season.
What about it Spurs Nation?
Will Tony Parker be the starting point guard for the Spurs when the expected lockout ends next season?
And do you want to see him back playing for the Silver and Black?
As always, I’m interested in your thoughts.