Parker: Gasol Motivated Me to Win Gold Medal
“I told Pau (Gasol), he’s the reason why I keep coming every year and keep pushing my team (France),” Parker said. “It’s like the Detroit Pistons and the Chicago Bulls. You keep losing, you get closer.
“Man, 13 years and I’m still chasing. It’s because of you.”
That’s how long Parker and Boris Diaw had been pursuing this goal, a gold to match the one they won together in the Under-18 European Championships. “Step by step, that’s the normal way,” Diaw said. “It’s tough overnight to get the gold. That’s what we’ve been doing for 10 years. We got better and better. First we got the bronze. Then the silver.” And now this.