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Top 31 Tony Parker Quotes on Success (SPURS)

Top 10 Most Famous Tony Parker Quotes (BEST)

“When there is talk about the best point guards, sometimes they dont talk about me. But that is not my main motivation. They can talk about Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, Deron Williams, and Chris Paul. I still have the most rings.”

Tony Parker
I love being under pressure. Even the pressure put on me by the media. That is how you outdo yourself.
I love being under pressure. Even the pressure put on me by the media. That is how you outdo yourself.
It's home. I arrived here 19 years old and they embraced me. They treated me like their son, and it's always gonna be home. It is family.
It’s home. I arrived here 19 years old and they embraced me. They treated me like their son, and it’s always gonna be home. It is family.
Watching tape is key. I basically watch every game. It's the only way to break down your opponents.
Watching tape is key. I basically watch every game. It’s the only way to break down your opponents.
The day when I am satisfied with what I have, will be the day I retire from the sport.
The day when I am satisfied with what I have, will be the day I retire from the sport.
We have a pretty tough schedule coming up. We have to stay strong mentally and must focus on getting better.
We have a pretty tough schedule coming up. We have to stay strong mentally and must focus on getting better.
I still have a lot of room for improvement. I need to become a more skilled player.
I still have a lot of room for improvement. I need to become a more skilled player.
You have to know how to keep things in perspective.
You have to know how to keep things in perspective.
Well, actually, I'm a bisexual lesbian in a man's body… but it's more complicated than that.
Well, actually, I’m a bisexual lesbian in a man’s body… but it’s more complicated than that.
It hurts. Frankly, it hurts terribly. I have just lived one of the biggest loss of my career. It will be difficult to digest that moment. It is extremely hard to accept. I am disappointed.
It hurts. Frankly, it hurts terribly. I have just lived one of the biggest loss of my career. It will be difficult to digest that moment. It is extremely hard to accept. I am disappointed.

9 Tony Parker Quotes on Playing Basketball (NBA)

“Every night you have different match-ups, and you have 82 games, so physically you are going to get tired. You have to be ready mentally to bring your energy and bring the juice every night.”

Tony Parker
Playing in the playoffs is the best basketball in the world, and if you can learn under that pressure, succeed under that pressure, it gives you more confidence the next year.
Playing in the playoffs is the best basketball in the world, and if you can learn under that pressure, succeed under that pressure, it gives you more confidence the next year.
You're going to see ups and downs your whole career.
You’re going to see ups and downs your whole career.
You never know, the way technology is going, we might all use the games for scouting by the time I retire.
You never know, the way technology is going, we might all use the games for scouting by the time I retire.

“If Tim Duncan had ‘Knicks’ on his jersey, he’d be a god. He’d be more than Patrick Ewing. With four championships and two MVPs, I think people realize he’s one of the best ever, but if he played in New York, he’d be way more famous.”

Tony Parker
I'm impressed with how the NBA, as a whole, is dressing so well. Guys are being very creative and having fun with it.
I’m impressed with how the NBA, as a whole, is dressing so well. Guys are being very creative and having fun with it.
When I was small, playing NBA Live, that's how I knew everyone in the NBA. That's how I learned about the players.
When I was small, playing NBA Live, that’s how I knew everyone in the NBA. That’s how I learned about the players.
Balling is balling; it is all just basketball for me and I'm used to playing both games, so it really does not matter if it is international style, American style; it does not matter at all for me.
Balling is balling; it is all just basketball for me and I’m used to playing both games, so it really does not matter if it is international style, American style; it does not matter at all for me.

“When Boston and Orlando told me they were going to pick me at 21 and 22, I figured I don’t need to do a workout for a second-round team. Boston and Orlando never drafted me because they said I was too skinny and no European point guard will make it in the League.”

Tony Parker

6 Tony Parker Quotes on Success and Winning

I am, first of all, a basketball player. I've done this for so very long… For me, it's been essential to be successful on the court.
I am, first of all, a basketball player. I’ve done this for so very long… For me, it’s been essential to be successful on the court.
What drives me is winning championships.
What drives me is winning championships.
When you win 20 games in a row and then lose four, people ask you, 'What happened'… That's the beauty of sports.
When you win 20 games in a row and then lose four, people ask you, ‘What happened?’… That’s the beauty of sports.
Experience is everything. It means so much because it enabled me to learn the game even faster.
Experience is everything. It means so much because it enabled me to learn the game even faster.
I want to follow in my father's footsteps, but do it better.
I want to follow in my father’s footsteps, but do it better.
I want to become the first European floor leader to succeed in the NBA. I want to be the standard-bearer and prove we can succeed here.
I want to become the first European floor leader to succeed in the NBA. I want to be the standard-bearer and prove we can succeed here.

6 Inspirational Tony Parker Quotes About Life

My mom was a model, and her laid-back but put-together sensibility really rubbed off on me.
My mom was a model, and her laid-back but put-together sensibility really rubbed off on me.
My focus is on comfort, so I tend to keep it simple and casual - both during and after the basketball season.
My focus is on comfort, so I tend to keep it simple and casual – both during and after the basketball season.
Getting up at three in the morning to watch Michael Jordan, I never dreamed one day I would be kissing that trophy.
Getting up at three in the morning to watch Michael Jordan, I never dreamed one day I would be kissing that trophy.
When I first came in the league, a lot of people were surprised by my knowledge about the history of the game.
When I first came in the league, a lot of people were surprised by my knowledge about the history of the game.
For me, speed isn't anything I ever practiced. It's all in the genes. Plus, my mom gave me a lot of vitamins when I was small.
For me, speed isn’t anything I ever practiced. It’s all in the genes. Plus, my mom gave me a lot of vitamins when I was small.
In France, if you talk to little boys, they know all of the NBA players and not one single Pro A player.
In France, if you talk to little boys, they know all of the NBA players and not one single Pro A player.

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