Cedric Golden of the Austin American-Statesman made a pretty strong case for Tony as MVP in yesterday's paper. It was nice to see the Spurs on the front page of the Sports section, for once. They're the closest thing Austin has to a pro team, but even here they can and do get ignored, except in the daily NBA wrap-up.
Golden: Spurs’ Parker deserves just as much MVP talk as LeBron
Parker has to be the least scrutinized three-time world champion in league history. Playing in the shadow of Duncan — the greatest power forward in league history – and the popular Ginobili will do that. Shoot, this dude is so overlooked that even when he was married, he wasn’t even the most famous person in his own house.
But Parker deserves serious consideration, not just because the NBA needs to spread the love around and not make the award too stale by giving it to LeBron again, but because he has done everything in his power to show that he is the most reliable player on the 2013 San Antonio Spurs.
Of course we all know it won't happen unless Lebron suddenly moves to Tibet to become a monk next week, but it's nice to see Tony getting his due from the sports-writing world.