San Antonio Spurs Owner Peter Holt Saved The Marriage That Mattered Most

November 18th, 2010 by Robert Kleeman Leave a reply »
Gregg Popovich quipped in 2004 that watching the blotchy Kobe Bryant-Shaquille O'Neal break up was like the fall of the Soviet Union all over again.

Wednesday, Popovich, GM R.C. Buford and Owner Peter Holt witnessed a high-profile divorce from a much closer seat. They could not save a celebrity union, but a 103-94 victory against the exhausted Chicago Bulls confirmed and validated their preservation of something much greater than TMZ fodder.

Eva Longoria and Tony Parker's all-too-public separation has nothing to do with basketball, except that the Frenchman plays for the Spurs and the TV star has often appeared at his games. The San Antonio front office mastered the art of disavowing pomp and circumstance and distractions long ago. Surviving this latest PR slip, then, should prove a cakewalk. If they slip on the cream cheese icing while a few fans and bloggers throw a needless hissy fit, no one in the franchise's brain trust will panic.

Thousands of couples extinguish marital bliss every month with those dreaded papers. Longoria and Parker each headline a Sunday night rati ...

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