Tony Parker spoke about the way his relationship with Kawhi Leonard has been portrayed as part of the reason why Leonard wants a trade from the San Antonio Spurs this offseason.
Leonard and Parker both had quad injuries last offseason.
“I have no problem with Kawhi Leonard. We never had an argument,” Parker said. “When the journalist asked me if my injury was worse than Kawhi’s, I said yes because it was true. But that didn’t lessen the significance of his injury. He took over the franchise and I gave up the torch of the franchise willingly.
“It’s very sad that the media took one quote and made it sound like I didn’t want to play with him. He was the face of the franchise.”
Parker signed with the Charlotte Hornets this offseason.