NBA’s Tony Parker: I ‘Almost Lost’ Eye In Club Fight Involving Drake, Chris Brown
NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — NBA star Tony Parker may miss the London Olympics after almost losing his eye in a fight involving singer Chris Brown and members of hip-hop star Drake’s entourage.
Parker’s cornea was scratched in the fight, and the San Antonio Spurs guard has revealed he had to have an operation to remove a shard that had “penetrated 99 percent” of his left eye.
“I almost lost my eye,” Parker said via a loose translation from the French star’s website.
The 30-year-old did not join the rest of team France Wednesday and will see a specialist in New York when he is cleared to take long-haul flights after July 5.
“The Spurs are very worried,” said Parker. “The decision (to play in the Olympics) is no longer mine. It is in the hands of the physician and San Antonio.”
“I was in the wrong place at the wrong time,” he said. “I have not had any luck but in my misfortune, I’m doing fine. It could have been worse.”
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