Tony Parker's journey from relatively unknown 19-year-old point guard to now being considered one of the best point guards and players in the league didn't come without it's bumps and bruises.
The San Antonio Spurs' selection of Parker in the 2001 NBA Draft signaled the end of the Avery Johnson era in San Antonio, which didn't make it any easier to transition into one of the league's best teams.
Don Harris of News 4 San Antonio sat down with Parker after the Western Conference finals to talk about his NBA career.
"Avery Johnson was a great point guard and he was loved here. It’s always tough to come after somebody like that so it takes time," Parker said. "I think at the end of the day I paid my dues."no comments