Tony Parker

Active - 2008 - 2016  |   Born - May 17, 1982 in Bruges, Belgium  |   Genres - Sports & Recreation [nf], Children's/Family

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  • Born in Belgium, but was raised in France where his father was a pro basketball player for much of his career.
  • After playing as an amateur, played two years as a pro in France for Paris Basket Racing.
  • Entered the NBA Draft in 2001, and was selected in the first round by the San Antonio Spurs.
  • With the Spurs, has won four championships, made six All-Star teams and was the MVP of the 2007 NBA Finals.
  • Has also played for the France National team and was the MVP of the 2013 EuroBasket tournament.
  • Owns a stake in a French pro basketball team.
  • Made a French hip hop album titled TP.
  • Directed and was the subject of a biographic film 9: Un chiffre, un homme.
  • Was involved in unsuccessful bid by Paris for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
  • Announced he will retire from international basketball after the 2016 Olympics in Rio.