Spurs point guard Tony Parker left Saturday's 121-96 preseason loss to Miami in the third quarter after banging a finger on the camera of a photographer seated on the baseline. Parker's left hand is fine but his coach was not thrilled with the cameraman's proximity to the court. “It's a danger waiting to happen” Gregg Popovich said. It wasn't the first time a Spurs player has been nicked by a civilian getting too close to the action. Stephen Jackson sprained an ankle last season at Madison Square Garden tripping on a courtside waitress. In 2010 George Hill sprained an ankle after landing on a baseline photographer in Dallas. “It's kind of like when you're in your neighborhood. You keep telling people you need a stop sign and they don't change it until a kid gets killed and then they put up a stop sign” Popovich said. “Somebody of stature is going to get seriously hurt by one of those guys and then all hell will break loose.” Parker left Saturday's game scoreless with three turnovers in 18 minutes.
Parker's close call leaves Popovich unhappy
San Antonio Express-News | Oct 20