“This is a difficult situation for everyone obviously. But Eva and Tony are two people that we love and care about, and we wish them both the best as they move through this. That’s really all I have to say about it.”Parker didn't elaborate much past that, except to express his right to privacy.
“It’s a difficult time right now for me and Eva. Everything else is our private life.” When asked to comment on reports that Parker was involved with the wife of a former teammate, Parker said “That’s my private life. I’m having great support from my teammates and my coaches, and I’m focused 100 percent on the Spurs and trying to win basketball games.”
This is really a perfect play from Popovich and Parker, who at once acknowledge the situation and express a personal touch by using the world "difficult," but also keep focus on the bigger basketball picture.
It's quite possible that a situation such as Parker's could cause serious chemistry issues in a number of NBA locker rooms. The Spurs aren't any old NBA team, though, and their initial response to a potentially chaotic situation was right on the money.