The Barrys were among the closest friends of Parker and Longoria. Brent was a teammate of Parker's on the San Antonio Spurs from 2004 to 2008, and the Barrys attended Parker's lavish wedding in France in 2007. A source close to Longoria said the two women quickly bonded as "Spurs wives" and stayed close even after Brent left the team. The four frequently socialized and Erin came to one of Longoria's birthday parties. "So it was more devastating," People mag quoted the source as saying of the texting.
A source close to Parker acknowledged that he exchanged "flirtatious" texts with Erin, but insisted the pair never had a physical relationship. "He was not having an affair with Erin Barry," claimed the source. The exact timing of the texts remains vague. But it appears they were sent in the same period that the Barry marriage was falling apart.