Friday, April 20th, 2012 at 4:05 pm  |  26 responses

Tony Parker Wants to Face Kobe Bryant, Lakers ‘at Full Strength’

The Spurs and Lakers have taken turns beating one another to a pulp this season, and with the rubber match taking place in San Antonio tonight, Tony Parker is eager to play against Kobe (who’s expected to suit up) and company when they’re at full strength to see how his squad measures up. Reports the Express-News: “Spurs coach Gregg Popovich searched high and low. The only purple and gold jerseys emblazoned with the No. 24 he found at the Staples Center earlier this week were on the backs of fans in the stands. ‘I looked hard,’ Popovich said. ‘I didn’t see Kobe anywhere.’ Indeed, Lakers star guard Kobe Bryant has missed seven consecutive games with a shin injury, including two matchups with the Spurs. […] With an eye toward a potential playoff matchup, the Spurs would at least like one chance to size themselves up against a Lakers team at full strength. ‘I want him to play,’ point guard Tony Parker said. ‘I want to play the Lakers at full strength. It’s a good challenge for us, with the playoffs beginning in two weeks.’ The Spurs have split two meetings against the Bryant-less Lakers this month. Behind 21 points from Pau Gasol and an NBA season-high 30 rebounds from Andrew Bynum, L.A. notched a 98-84 victory on April 11 at the AT&T Center. Six days later, propelled by 29 points and 13 assists from Parker, the Spurs scored revenge in a 112-91 triumph.”

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  • http://www.soundcloud.com/tray-5 T-ray

    Bring it then b*atch!

  • @boweezy24

    Haha ^

  • robb

    You should worry about Bynum. He’s gonna get big numbers tonight.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    No, no you don’t.

  • pixelrabbit

    Yeah you guys are right; the Lakers with Kobe were clearly a dominant force this year.

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/tray-5 T-ray

    I find your lack of belief in the ways of the Lakers disturbing.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Your name is pixelrabbit.

  • ALD

    Strong words for a Frenchman

  • Dungeon Family

    I wanted Eva at full Strength until I saw her without MakeUp

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick Tha Quick

    ^^ Lol

  • Rainman

    ^^ Ditto for most Celebrities witohut make up

  • VanCityVibe

    Its impossible to slow him down when he goes off.

  • heyheyhey

    Kobe Bryant is coming off from a shin injury, this won’t be kobe at his full strength so tony parker can’t expect kobe to do kobe after resting for 7 games.

  • angus

    spoken like a champ, win or lose you gotta love it that he wants it.

  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose

    It’ll be a hell of a game that really doesn’t mean anything.

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    Lakers can’t take the Spurs in playoff season..

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick Tha Quick

    The last time Tony Parker wanted something at “full strength”, it was Erin Barry.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Dagger

    Yes, the Lakers at full strength just dominated tonight . . . lol.


    LA was not at full strength so dagger can go have sex with nick tha quick


    T-Ray, boweezy24, ALD, and Dungeon Family’s comments had me rolling. lol

  • spurs4life

    GO SPURS!!!!!!

  • Rainman

    Lakers got bust lol

  • http://none LakersRus

    I saw SA throttle the Lakers last night in San Antonio! I don’t see a weakness in their game! They have the outside and inside game; and players coming off the bench that contribute! Their defense is pretty good too! As much as I want the Lakers to win it all, I really believe SA has the best team out there! Even Tim Duncan looks like the Tim Duncan of old! And that is scary! Tony Parker is nearly impossible to stop! He made Ramon Sessions look slow! My hat is off to them; but I still hope the Lakers win it all! Go Lakers! Glad Kobe is back!

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Bynum got 2 rebounds this game, why is he not getting blasted. I can’t stand his game as a true Laker fan. He acts like he is an all time great right now,fake getting mad during the game. I still rather have Howard than this cat. PLAY SOME DEFENSE PLEASE. BOOK IT!!

  • spurs4life

    The media is giving bynum the big head. They are making him think he is more important to that lakers than #24. When was the last time u seen bynum so passionate on the sideline during a game besides last nite?

  • http://espn.go.com/nba/ Paul H

    @ The Seed, please do me and every other person who frequents this site a break and stop “booking” every thing. It’s so incredibly annoying I want to throw my laptop at the wall everytime I see It. @Lakersrus, EXCLAMATION MARK!