The San Antonio Spurs have produced some of the NBA’s most memorable Memorial Day moments and Tony Parker did his best on Monday night to add to the legend. The former NBA Finals MVP would score 37 points and hand out 6 assists as he helped lead the Spurs to a sweep of the Memphis Grizzlies and a trip back to the championship round for the first time since 2007, when they beat a Cleveland Cavaliers team that was led by a fresh-faced LeBron James. Not bad for Parker’s first season with PEAK, who must be giddy at the prospect of Parker’s Team Lightning PEs getting the Finals spotlight.
Meanwhile, James is no longer the fresh-faced kid the Spurs met in 2007, but rather the league’s four-time MVP and reigning NBA champion. After a loss at the hands of the Indiana Pacers on Friday night that had many people questioning whether they still had the championship touch, James and the Heat would respond with a blowout victory on Sunday. Oh and the two Nike P.S. Elites he rocked to each game? Not too shabby, of course.
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