Over the past few days, a rumor has been circulating about the possibility of the San Antonio Spurs returning to play in Paris next year. But Tony Parker took it a step further, exciting French fans with a semi-obvious revelation.
As part of the interviews given during the NBA Paris game this Thursday, where the Cavaliers defeated the Nets, Tony Parker announced that the NBA is set to return next year with two games. Moreover, Parker revealed that Victor Wembanyama and the Spurs will play in one of the games. This is exciting news, not only for the fans in San Antonio but also for the people in France who grew up as fans of Popovich's team, thanks to Parker's legacy.
This news was already expected, not only due to the success that similar games have had outside of America but also due to the economic and marketing benefits that Wembanyama's return to Paris could bring for the NBA.
This will be the fourth time that the Spurs will play a game in France, but the first in the last 18 years since they previously played against the Memphis Grizzlies in 2003, in addition to the games against ASVEL (France) and Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv (Israel) in 2006, with Tony Parker as the main attraction.
The number one overall pick's San Antonio arrival has excited the fans with better sporting results that we will have to wait to see in the coming years; however, the media impact along with the opportunity to lead these types of events are additional benefits the Spurs organization enjoy as a result of drafting the French star, Victor Wembanyama.