Wednesday July 25, 2012
Parker: Don't be afraid of US
VILLEURBANNE (France): French NBA star Tony Parker has told his team-mates not to be intimidated by the mighty Americans and insisted the Dream Team can be defeated.
Defending champions United States and France clash in their opening match at the Olympics on Sunday where Parker, who plays point guard with the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA, believes the injury-hit Americans can be defeated.
“All teams can be beaten,” he said of the US. “They are not unbeatable. In competition anything can happen.”
France lost 69-67 to Australia in their last warm-up match on Monday after their preparations had already been complicated by Parker suffering an eye injury in a New York nightclub brawl last month.
He will have to wear protective eyewear in the tournament to guard against further damage. — AFP