San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker set the bar high with his season last year. He led the Spurs to the best record in the NBA and got some well-deserved recognition as a potential MVP candidate. Even if he didn’t really have a shot at the award, it was still an impressive showing.
You can clearly see from the interview that Pop was impressed with Parker’s performance, both as a scorer and playing defense on Rajon Rondo. Pop mentions that the Tony Parker that played against the Celtics is the Tony Parker the Spurs need to be successful. We’ll see if he continues to play like that.