With news of San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker and his wife expecting a new child, it is possible Parker may miss Olympic play with Team France this summer.
However, the point guard did state he will mull it over with is wife and the French national team before making a decision.
Via Daily Journal:
Parker told French radio station RMC that his wife is due at the end of July, shortly after France’s Olympic qualifying tournament from July 4-10. The Olympic basketball tournament in Rio de Janeiro will be held from Aug. 6-21.
Parker says he has yet to decide whether his wife’s pregnancy will force him to cancel his commitments with the national team.
Parker says “this is big news. I will need to talk with the France team. And negotiate with my wife, too. The schedule is very, very difficult.”
Obviously being there for his family is a solid reason to sit out of summer play but the lure of representing his home country might force TP to ultimately suiting up.
Should Parker sit out, Team France will be in good hands with a roster that boasts NBA talent such as current Spur Boris Diaw, Evan Fournier, Rudy Gobert, Ian Mahinmi, and former Spur Nando De Colo.