Tony Parker is accused of cheating on his Eva Longoria with the wife of one of his San Antonio Spurs teammates; last season, it was widely rumored and reported that Cleveland Cavalier Delonte West was sleeping with LeBron James’ mother.
What is going on with sex between NBA players and their teammates’ families?
It was reported this week that Eva Longoria is filing for divorce from Parker. While the rumors were initially denied, it was reported today that the glamour couple is in fact in the process of divorcing. Sources close to Longoria say that she is “devastated” but “strong”.
The same sources say that one of the women that Longoria believes Parker had sex with is married to an unnamed San Antonio Spurs teammate. The report says that the woman in question sent Parker “hundreds” of text messages, prompting Longoria to file for divorce.
While Tony Parker’s alleged cheating and possible divorce is big news, the second half of this story may well be the effect it has on the Spurs. Last season, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and LeBron James in particular, played very poorly in the playoffs against the Boston Celtics. James, in fact, seemed disinterested suddenly on the court. Shortly after the series ended, many said that there was a personal issue going on for James during the series and it has been widely speculated that James found out during the Celtics series that his teammate Delonte West was having an affair with his mother.
While the mainstream media largely stayed away from the story initially, former NBA great and Hall of Famer Calvin Murphy discussed it openly on a radio talk show. Colin Cowherd, the ESPN talk show host, alluded to the rumors as well, though said he could not speak directly about it, based on his network’s directive.
When West was acquired by the Boston Celtics during the offseason, mainstream outlets did begin asking him the question about James’ mother. At this point though, James was on the Heat and the Celtics and Cavaliers series was history.
People tonight are wondering if Parker did cuckold one of his teammates on the San Antonio Spurs, and if so, which one he did. The Spurs are off to a sparkling 8 and 1 start this year, so the last thing the organization, its players and its fans want are an off the court situation where a teammate is having an affair with another teammate’s wife.
The Spurs very likely are looking at what is alleged to have happened with LeBron James and Delonte West last season and hoping that they are not affected similarly in the wake of the stories that Tony Parker had an affair with the wife of a teammate.
Staff, “Eva Longoria Breaks Silence: Tony Parker Cheated On Me With Teammate’s Wife”, radaronline.com