Following a controversial $250,000 fine for sitting out their starters vs. Miami, the Spurs put themselves in the hot seat again. A photo of Tony Parker and Tim Duncan using fake guns on a fellow party-goer dressed as referee, Joey Crawford, at a Halloween party this October was leaked at what was definitely a bad time. Though the NBA and the Spurs have no comment regarding the racy photo, Manu Ginobili claims “It was very innocent.”
According to Spurs Nation:
Through spokesmen, the league and the Spurs declined to comment on the photo Monday, which first surfaced via the popular website Deadspin.com over the weekend and has gone viral.
Spurs guard Manu Ginobili, who attended the Halloween party in question dressed as Zorro, said he hoped the photo would be taken for what it was — a portrayal of a light-hearted moment in the middle of a private event.
“It was Halloween,” Ginobili said. “If somebody dressed like Pop was there, I probably would have done the same thing with my little sword. I think it was a joke. It was very innocent.”