Spurs guard Tony Parker is backing off earlier comments to French media that San Antonio realistically has no more chances to win another championship.
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Parker on Tuesday blamed reporters in his home country after being quoted in May as saying the Spurs can ”no longer say” they’re playing for a fifth title in the Tim Duncan era. The comments came a few weeks after the 61-win Spurs were upset in the first round by eighth-seeded Memphis.
Parker said Tuesday that ”newspapers need stories” yet wouldn’t exactly clarify what he told the French media. The 29-year-old instead said he didn’t have to justify anything and reiterated his commitment to the Spurs.
Barring a trade, Parker isn’t going anywhere. He begins a new four-year, $50 million extension next season.