Spurs Star Tony Parker Injures Eye During Drake and Chris Brown Feud

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterJune 15, 2012

Photo Credit: Yahoo Sports
Photo Credit: Yahoo Sports

Tony Parker went into a recent party with the swag of a superstar NBA player coming off a career year, but he came out with an injury to his eye.

Dan Devine of Yahoo! Sports reports that Parker received quite the knock early Thursday morning, as he was caught in the middle of a club brawl that saw some bottles fly.

In the end, it looks like Parker escaped with a scratch to the eye and the demands to lie low for several days. However, he should be fine for the Summer Games in London.

The New York Daily News reports on the brawl that left some scary injuries to bodyguards and people caught up in the middle of a growing feud between rapper Drake and R&B performer Chris Brown, and it's all over a girl. How sweet.

The woman in question is no less than superstar Rihanna.

Photo Credit: NY Daily News
Photo Credit: NY Daily News

The report states that both entertainers were at a New York City bar when Brown decided to send over a peace offering to make good on a feud started because of their feelings towards their famous ex-girlfriend.

The $2,000 bottle of Ace of Spades champagne was met with vitriol, and Drake decided to "send back an incendiary note."

After that, it was on.

Drake came in with an entourage 15 deep and overwhelmed Brown's group. The bizarre part was Iman Shumpert of the Knicks and Parker were at the same bar.

Shumpert managed to get out unscathed, but Parker wasn't so lucky. Well, I guess you can say he was fairly fortunate considering some of the injuries sustained by bodyguards and others in the crowd.

Even Brown came away with a gash on the chin.

Photo Credit: NY Daily News
Photo Credit: NY Daily News

Parker sustained a scratch to the eye and spoke to reporters on Friday. The video can be seen below.

For a translation, Reuters' Gregory Blachier helps us out:

I was there with a bunch of friends when a fight broke out. They started to throw bottles about... I got it all. 

The cornea has been touched. I can't do anything for seven days... But I was lucky. The injury won't prevent me from competing [in] the Olympics in any way.

I am not about to delve too deep into a feud that seems rather ridiculous from the outside looking in. If the reports are true, a $2,000 bottle of booze should be met with thanks rather than a full-on melee.

As for Parker, it seems like a good time to lie low and get ready for the Summer Olympics anyway. The man was dominant this season, and it's a good thing we will be able to see him hoop it up in London shortly.

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