Tony ParkerTony Parker is seeking refuge on the basketball court as he copes with his recent divorce from actress Eva Longoria. In his first interview since the split, Parker says he's trying to "make sense of things."

"The most important thing is to stay strong mentally, even if these are very difficult times," Parker told France's Le Parisien newspaper (via PEOPLE). "I've take refuge in basketball because that's what I've done best since my youth."

With the support of his teammates and family, Parker is trying to move on. "My whole family has been around me through this," he said, adding he's trying to avoid reading anything written about his marriage.

Longoria filed for divorce from Parker in November, citing irreconcilable differences as a reason for the split.

There has been speculation that Parker cheated on his wife. Longoria allegedly found hundreds of text messages on Parker's phone from Erin Barry, the wife of Parker's former San Antonio Spurs teammate Brent Barry. Parker has denied any physical relationship with Erin Barry and filed his own divorce papers.