Parker: Spurs, Thunder Not A Rivalry Yet
Despite the clashes between the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder dating back to last season's Western Conference finals, Tony Parker doesn't believe the two teams are rivals -- at least not right now.
"No not yet," Parker said on Saturday. "Not like the Lakers or the Mavericks. When I first arrived, the Lakers were a rivalry but I'm sure it's starting.
"It's starting to become a rivalry but I can't compare it to Dallas or the Lakers."
For years in the 2000s, the Spurs battled the Lakers and Mavericks to break out of the West.
Besides last spring's Conference finals, the Spurs-Thunder battles have recently included the comments Stephen Jackson directed toward Serge Ibaka.