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Parker says restaurant denial never happened

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12:52 PM ET 05.27 | Over the weekend San Antonio Spurs point guard made some off the court headlines when it was reported he was denied service at Restaurant Iris in Memphis. Chef Kelly English took to social media to confirm he denied Parker a seat at his 13-table restaurant, which caused a stir with the media. However, Parker says the incident never happened and claims it???s just English's way of promoting his restaurant. "I was in my hotel room eating room service with my girlfriend. She's my witness. I don't know what is going on with that, man. I did not do that. Can you stop doing promos? That is a new way of doing promotion now, using my name" English has also acknowledged Parker was never at the restaurant, and now says the hotel the Spurs were staying at called to see if there was a table and was told they were booked.

Dan McCarney/San Antonio Express News

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May 27, 2013  04:31 PM ET

Sue the owner for using Parker's name.

May 27, 2013  07:46 PM ET

This gets a "Pants on Fire" rating. X^D *Hahaha!*

May 27, 2013  07:57 PM ET

The TP treatment. Do it to 'em.

May 27, 2013  11:35 PM ET

Eva Longeria called the restaurant in advance.

May 28, 2013  01:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The TP treatment. Do it to 'em.

TP is a badddddd dude!

May 28, 2013  09:19 AM ET

Parker is fibbing. That restaurant is always booked weeks in advance, and they really did turn him away so as not to cancel another guest's reservation.

May 28, 2013  01:48 PM ET

"Denied service" at Restaurant Iris becasue they were already full with reservations for then night.... Really??? What a non story this is...the real story is that TP kicked some Grizzly arse for 4 straight games!

 
May 30, 2013  11:15 AM ET
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........the real story is that TP kicked some Grizzly arse for 4 straight games!

This is true...... ;-)

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