Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 at 10:05 am  |  32 responses

Boris Diaw is Sleeping on Tony Parker’s Couch

Diawsanity! Or not … Boris Diaw reveals that he hasn’t found a place to live in San Antonio yet, and is currently sleeping on new teammate Tony Parker’s sofa. From RMC Sport: “Where are you currently living? ‘I’m sleeping on Tony’s couch for the moment. Like Jeremy Lin! (laughs). We made a deal: I can sleep at his house but I have to pay for all of our meals.’ Would you have signed with the Spurs if Tony wasn’t playing there? ‘Yes of course. I chose San Antonio because of the entire team not because I wanted to play with my buddy. The Spurs are a great organization.’ You’ve started the season with the Bobcats, a young team. Now, you’re with the Spurs, a more experienced team. What is the main difference? ‘The atmosphere was great in Charlotte despite all the losses. But here, in San Antonio, I’m in a more serious environment. There is a true winning spirit. Before games, the guys are really focused, it wasn’t always the case in Charlotte.’”

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  • FnF

    I highly doubt there is a surface in Tony Parker’s house that I’d feel comfortable sleeping on.

  • Rik Smits Mullet

    whats whit all the sleeping on couches. thought these guys got million dollar houses with fiveteen bathrooms but the dont even have one spare bed.
    With lin in new york i can understand. Apartments are usually small.
    But i guess tony parker must have a mansion in San Antonio. or did his ex wife steal his house.


    Sounds good for the French Team during London 2012…
    With TP and Diaw, several French playing with contenders :
    Also Pietrus in Boston
    Mahinmi & Beaubois in Dallas
    Turiaf at Miami
    (+ Batum with Portland. Not a contender but still is a solid player)

  • Heals

    I’m heading to work, but when I go to lunch this comment section better be filled with JLin, other people’s wives and weight jokes…

  • Rik Smits Mullet

    Yeah certainly sounds good but do you see them win against the usa or even spain. Bronze medal would be an option but Turkey could be a roadblock for the bronze.

  • Sxxmi

    @Rik Smits Mullet, I agree, surely TP has a spare room?!

  • Ismael

    hide your wife Boris!

  • Bt

    Smart move by TP making Boris pay for all the meals, I’d imagin he’d have quite the appetite

  • Otis

    I hope that’s a strong couch…


    @Rick Smits. True. But if everybody stays healthy France has a chance to pass Spain this year (loss of Rubio doesn’t help them). I even forgot Joachim Noah in my list… Big and physical French Frontcourt to match the Gasol bros and Ibaka.
    USA will probably remain out of reach in this competition.
    Yes Turkey could be dangerous but in my opinion not more than Russia or Greece.

  • ChipS

    Poor couch. Heals don’t try that youtube cry for attention around here!

  • Mike From Spain

    Last eurobasket it was not really a contest between France & Spain. Spain won hands down, against a chippy French side.

    This year… uhm, let’s see with Rudy Fernández and Ricky Rubio out, ageing Navarro and Pau Gasol, and on the French side Batum and Noah got better. I remember France as a young team in general, so they should have bridged at least some of the gap.

  • Rik Smits Mullet

    I hope so. It looks like this years olympic basketball is going to be a lot more competive. I just looked at a list of international players in the nba
    and a couple of things stick out russia has 3 players in the nba and greece just two. but serbia got 8 players and slovenia got 6 players in the nba. These could be heavy outsiders for the silver. But yeah the USA F selection would probably destroy any of the international teams.

  • Groves

    i think he’s hoping it’ll improve his game and he’ll become a star. Worked for Jeremy Lin.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Diaw spent all of his money at a Texas Buffet. So he couldn’t afford his own place to live. I just hope he doesn’t accidentally eat Tony Parker’s couch in his sleep. Then he’d have to sleep in the kitchen, and that could get really messy.

  • http://slamonline slams chuck barkley

    Nice try nbk, not funny tho. Dude must have 5 spare rooms right?

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    thanks chuck, i was aware of that when i typed it. but this is a non-story, so might as well just say whatever. and i think “sleeping on the couch” is like saying “i’ll be there in a minute” or “my back is killing me” it’s an expression. Boris Diaw is staying at Tony Parker’s house, who cares what surface he’s actually sleeping on.

  • patrick

    I think he was deliberately joking about it being a ‘couch’ and that he’s actually in a room with a bed.

  • Mike Mihalow

    How could Tony Parker not have a guest room with a bed?

  • http://espn.go.com/nba/ Paul H

    Maybe It was a joke taken out of context and he actually HAS a room. I would say that Is much, much more likely than Tony putting him on the couch due to lack of space. Just saying.

  • abaci

    Best part of this “story” it reminded me to listen to Del Tha Funkee Homosapien – Sleepin’ On My Couch.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Him and Tony are probably sharing the Clifornia King. Snuggle buddies. It’ll help with their on the court chemistry.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow


  • dma

    duncan is jealous of this new bromance. it’s going to rip the team apart.

  • Fat Lever

    Based on what I saw from him in Charlotte, he should be sleeping at Planet Fitness, LA Fitness, or sleeping on a Chuck Liddell inspired Jack Rabbit. “GET JACKED BRO!”

  • http://slamonline.com alex80

    Now he can ask him about that PHX -Spurs steal.

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth


  • Heals

    @Erik Estrada, yeah that was my plan, you got me…

  • Heals

    If I had any clue what you meant I may have been offended…

  • RunNGun

    If Diaw was there a few years ago, he could have been waking up next to Eva Longoria in bed instead of a couch.

  • gnailable

    there will be francaise l’amour

  • james

    he need to get his couch potato butt off the couch and drop a few pounds before he see’s some play time