With the television commercials of all the prime athletes in the NBA, is San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker's statement about the NBA being really Hollywood that far of a stretch?
In an interview back in September with GQ magazine, Parker talked about everything from, please forgive me, the Finals against the Miami Heat last season, the NBA dress code, being a poker addict and lastly a businessman.
Though we would all love to dive into and love knowing what these athletes do off the floor, Parker's statement on the NBA being Hollywood is what we are going to focus on.
I for one feel that he is truly on the right track. You can't turn on your television today and see LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Derrick Rose or any other player in that matter that is doing a commercial for Adidas, Samsung, Jordan Brand, anyone of these.
What did make Parker come to the epiphany that the NBA was Hollywood. In the before mentioned article with French GQ Magazine, Parker was talking about red carpets, the NBA dress code, and how players look in locker rooms.
With help from Google Translator, here is the full quote from Parker:
" This is a very good rule he confirms . I would say that this is great because now the NBA, it's Hollywood! With the red carpet ! In the locker room , everyone is fashion , well dressed. This is good for the image of the NBA. players play the game thoroughly , me , I do not go to the extreme but it should still give a good image of France ! "