Parker to play with France despite wife's pregnancy
PARIS (AP) San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker says he has found a deal with his wife that will allow him to take part in France's Olympic qualifying tournament this summer.
Parker had raised the possibility of missing the tournament from July 4-10 and the Olympics – if France qualified – because of the expected birth of his second son in July.
But Parker told L'Equipe newspaper Monday that he will be available for both events, saying: ''I will be at the Olympics if we qualify.''
Parker says his wife is making a ''big sacrifice'' by letting him go and has warned him he ''should better bring a medal back home.''
The Olympic basketball tournament in Rio de Janeiro will be held from Aug. 6-21.