Tony Parker says he has no problem with Kawhi Leonard

Tony Parker

Tony Parker

For 17 seasons, Tony Parker was a key member of the San Antonio Spurs and, over the course of his career, the French guard amassed four NBA titles, six All-Star appearances, four All-NBA nods and the 2007 NBA Finals MVP.

Parker agreed to a two-year, $10 million contract with the Charlotte Hornets on Friday, ending a 17-year run with the Spurs. Tony Parker is believed to have planted the seed in Leonard's fractured relationship with his teammates and the coaching staff. Parker famously said his quad injury was "100 times worse" than Kawhi's injured right quad. "We never had an argument", Parker told The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears.

Now that Parker is no longer in the picture, could this pave the way for Leonard to return to San Antonio? The Spurs developed a young point guard in Dejounte Murray. He was named an All-Star six times and won four championships with the franchise during his decorated tenure. Their beef, which stemmed from comments Parker made in March about how his quad injury a year ago was "100 times worse", was apparently blown way out of proportion.

According to Wojnarowski, Parker called Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich to inform him of the decision to accept the Hornets' roster.

"I have no problem with Kawhi Leonard".

"I said yes because it was true".

But his absence from the Spurs' roster could have an impact on the future of disgruntled superstar Kawhi Leonard, who informed San Antonio executives of his desire to be traded last month. "But that didn't lessen the significance of his injury". He also averaged a career-low 19.5 minutes per bout in 55 games. He took over the franchise and I gave up the torch of the franchise willingly. We are grateful to Tony for 17 years of truly awesome memories. The move to Charlotte reunites him with former Spurs assistant James Borrego, who became the head coach in Charlotte earlier this offseason.

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