Life is pretty good for Spurs point guard Tony Parker these days.
His team is in the middle of an eight-game winning streak as he’s earned the fourth selection of his career to the NBA All-Star Game Feb. 26 in Orlando.
And his personal life appears to have picked up as well.
The New York City tabloids were buzzing during the Spurs’ recent trip there about Parker and his mystery girlfriend, a French model known only as Axelle.
The New York Post reported that Parker and the stunning French-speaking brunette were recently seen shopping at the SoHo custom jeans store 3 x 1.
A witness told the Post that Parker and Axelle “.” Another source close to Parker told the Post that “they are an item,” and have been dating for many months.
Axelle was first seen over the summer when she attended a Paris tennis tournament with Parker during the NBA lockout. The gossip website Radar Online quoted a Parker insider this week as saying this could be a special friend for Parker.
“They were so cute!” an insider . “They were holding hands and kissing. They looked really happy and in love. Tony has been playing phenomenally recently! Axelle must be responsible.”
It’s Parker’s first serious girlfriend since his divorce from actress Eva Longoria last January.
Five days in New York during the Rodeo Road Trip was almost guaranteed to get Parker in the gossip columns.
And like his performance on the basketball court in recent games, Parker assuredly didn’t disappoint.