Tony Parker Receives Death Threats During Game One Of WCF

By Michael Rehome

May 19, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) reacts against the Memphis Grizzlies in game one of the Western Conference finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at AT

Well this is pretty scary. According to WOAI San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker received a death threat during game one of the Western Conference Finals Sunday afternoon.  With five minutes left in the game, the call came int 9-1-1 and the Bexar County Sheriff”s Office responded quick with beefing up security around the AT&T Center.

SAN ANTONIO — The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after someone dialed 9-1-1 threatening Tony Parker’s life before the end of Sunday’s Western Conference Finals game against the Grizzlies.

According to Paul Berry, spokeman for the Sheriff’s Office, they believe came from a payphone.

“We received a call from San Antonio Police that there was a potential threat against Mister Parker,” stated Berry.

With five minutes left in the first game of the finals, investigators said the call came in and deputies quickly responded.

“We immediately increased security both inside the AT&T Center and outside the AT&T Center,” added Berry.

He explained how deputies monitored activity around the Spurs bench and escorted Parker home after the game.

Parker helped lead the Spurs to victory last night with 20 points. Investigators aren’t sure what sparked the threat and we’re told these type of threats happen more often than fans might know.

Investigators tend to keep them under wraps to avoid copycat incidents.

Berry didn’t elaborate or tell us if Parker was aware of the threatening call before the game ended.