Parker to show off his skills


Earlier this month, Tony Parker was named as an All-Star reserve and now the San Antonio Spurs first half MVP is going to get even more TV time All-Star Weekend.

The NBA announced yesterday that Parker will take part in the Taco Bell Skills Challenge along with five other top flight point guards.  In case you’re unclear, that’s the one where an obstacle course it set up on the court where players, usually point guards, dribble, pass and shoot their way through the course.

Last year’s champion, Stephen Curry is back to defend his crown.  Joining Parker to try to unseat Curry will be Nets point guard Deron Williams, Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook, John Wall of the Washington Wizards and Cavs’ rookie sensation Kyrie Irving.  This is Parker’s third time competing in the Skills Challenge.  He took part in the first Skills Challenge way back in 2003 and again in 2009.