How a DVD From His Childhood Helped Quinn Cook Anticipate a Move From Tony Parker

Quinn Cook has been a huge basketball fan since he was a little kid.

Although he grew up in the Washington D.C. area, he was a big Lakers fan.

He's now playing against legends he looked up to while dreaming about reaching the NBA.

"It's so cool playing against these guys on a nightly basis and going back-and-forth with Tony (Parker) ... it's a cool experience," Cook said after shootaround on Tuesday. "I used to have this DVD called 'Ankle Breakers' and it had a 15-minute segment on Tony Parker, and I got my spin move from Tony Parker ... Tony Parker's been a big influence for me."

With all the intel Cook has on Parker, has it helped him on the defensive end this series?

"It's funny, I was telling Kevin (Durant) the other day -- I knew a move that he was going to before it happened," Cook explained. "Just because of how much I watched him.

"For him to be so good this late in his career says a lot about him ... I couldn't imagine guarding him 10 years ago (laughing)."

It's safe to say Cook was laughing because it hasn't been easy slowing Parker down.

Over the first several minutes of the second quarter in Game 3, Parker scored eight points and repeatedly attacked Cook -- who ended up fouling Parker on two jump shots.

While Cook has struggled some defensively, he hit two 3-pointers in Game 2 and two more in Game 3 and has only turned the ball over twice in over 79 minutes on the series.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

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