On Friday night, Josh Primo became the youngest player to ever start for the San Antonio Spurs in the game against the Philadelphia 76ers.
At 19 years and 14 days (Josh’s birthday was Christmas Eve), he undercut legendary point guard Tony Parker by 159 days. Parker started his first NBA game on November 6, 2001 against the Orlando Magic.
Josh Primo at 19 years, 14 days is believed to be the youngest starter in Spurs history. Tony Parker was at 19 years, 173 days when he made his first start on 11-6-01 vs. Orlando. Per @bball_ref.— Tom Orsborn (@tom_orsborn) January 8, 2022
In that 2001 game, Parker went for 12 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, and a block.
By comparison, Primo scored 9 points, logging 2 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, and one block.
Primo shined on Sunday in Brooklyn scoring 12 points, 3 of them to tie the game and send it into overtime.
Primo continues to shine and give hope to the Silver & Black while six players sit out due to health and safety protocols.
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