Tony Parker Biography
William Anthony Parker Jr. was born on 17 May 1982, he is a French professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The son of a professional basketball player, Parker played for two years in the French basketball league, before entering the 2001 NBA draft. He was selected by the San Antonio Spurs with the 28th overall pick in the draft, and quickly became their starting point guard. Parker has won four NBA Championships (2003, 2005, 2007, and 2014), all of which were with the Spurs.
With his pace and high field goal percentage, Parker has been named to six NBA All-Star games, three All-NBA Second Teams, and an All-NBA Third Team. He was also the 2007 NBA Finals MVP. A severe injury to his left quadriceps tendon in Game 2 in the second round of the 2017 playoffs ended his season.
While playing with the senior French national team, Parker was named the MVP of EuroBasket 2013, following his team’s victory over Lithuania, in the gold medal game. He finished as the tournament’s top scorer, with an average of 19 points per game. In 2015, he became the all-time leading scorer in the EuroBasket competition, a record that was broken by Pau Gasol two years later.
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Parker was born on 17 May 1982 (age 36 as of 2018) in Bruges, Belgium, and raised in France. His father, Tony Parker Sr., an African American, played basketball at Loyola University Chicago as well as professionally overseas. His mother, Pamela Firestone, is a Dutch model. Parker’s great-uncle Jan Wienese is an Olympic gold medalist in rowing. Parker enjoyed close relationships with his brothers, and they would often attend their father’s basketball games together.
At first, Parker was more interested in football, but after watching the evolution of Michael Jordan into a global basketball superstar during summer trips to his father’s native city of Chicago, he changed his mind. Parker’s two younger brothers were also heavily involved in basketball; T.J. and Pierre would go on to play basketball at college and professional levels.
As Parker built his skill, he played the point guard position, recognizing that his speed and agility made this position ideal for him. He was eventually asked to attend the INSEP in Paris. After playing in the French amateur leagues for two seasons, Parker turned professional and signed with Paris Basket Racing in 1999.
In the summer of 2000, Parker was invited to the Nike Hoop Summit in Indianapolis. In a contest between the American and European All-Stars, Parker recorded 20 points, seven assists, four rebounds and two steals. The Frenchman’s performance prompted a recruiting war among several colleges, including UCLA and Georgia Tech.
Parker decided to forgo the NCAA and to remain in France; he spent the next year with Paris Basket Racing in the French League before entering the 2001 NBA draft.
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Tony Parker, Wife Axelle Francine Welcome Second Child: Find Out the Baby’s Name!
A future little basketball star. Tony Parker and his wife, Axelle Francine, have welcomed their second child, the NBA player announced on Twitter on Friday, July 29.
“My son Liam and his mommy are doing well, so glad to be a daddy for the second time,” he wrote, adding several heart-eyed emojis. “#HappyFamily.” The San Antonio Spurs player tied the knot with the French journalist in August 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. The couple are already parents of 2-year-old Josh.
Parker first announced the pregnancy news back in February, and revealed that they were expecting a baby boy. He wrote on Twitter, “My wonderful wife and I are happy to announce that our son Josh is going to have a little brother! #family #theparkers #happy.”
Next up, Parker will represent his home country of France in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Several months ago, he wavered about joining the team due to his wife’s due date being so close to the Opening Ceremony.
The point guard was previously married to Eva Longoria for three years, but the couple split in November 2010. In May, Longoria wed José “Pepe” Bastón in Acapulco, Mexico, in a star-studded ceremony at the Televisa president’s luxury estate.
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“…when we gave him his first workout, we didn’t think he was tough enough – and we sent him home. And then we set up another interview, another workout… and he was fantastic in that one.”
-Gregg Popovich, after the 2007 championship
Before the 2001 NBA draft, Parker was invited to the San Antonio Spurs’ summer camp. Coach Gregg Popovich had him play against Spurs scout and ex-NBA player Lance Blanks. Parker was overwhelmed by Blank’s tough and physical defense, and Popovich was ready to send him away after just 10 minutes. But after seeing a “best of” mix tape of Parker’s best plays, Popovich decided to invite Parker a second time. This time, Parker made a better impression against Blanks; the Frenchman later described Blanks as a “one-man wrecking crew”.
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But while Popovich decided that Parker was worth the gamble, the Spurs still had to hope that other teams would not pick Parker during the draft. Parker’s name was barely mentioned in the pre-draft predictions, and the point guard was drafted 28th overall by the Spurs on draft day.
After initially playing backup to Antonio Daniels, Parker became a starter and made 77 regular-season appearances in his rookie season, averaging 9.2 points, 4.3 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 29.4 minutes per game.
When he played against the Los Angeles Clippers on 30 November 2001, he became the third French player to play in an NBA game, after Tariq Abdul-Wahad and Jérôme Moïso. By the end of the season, the rookie led San Antonio in assists and steals, and was named to the All-Rookie First Team for 2001–02, becoming the first foreign-born guard to earn the honor.
In 2002–03, Parker played in all 82 regular-season games as San Antonio’s starting point guard on a team that was largely revamped from previous years. He improved his regular season statistics, averaging 15.5 points per game (ppg), 5.3 assists per game (apg) and 2.6 rebounds per game (rpg).
Parker’s role as the team’s playmaker was reflected in his leading the team in assists on 49 occasions. During the 2003 NBA All-Star Weekend, Parker represented the Sophomores in the Rookie Challenge, and also participated in the inaugural Skills Challenge.
In the post season, the Spurs, led by Tim Duncan, defeated the New Jersey Nets 4–2 in the finals, and Parker earned his first NBA championship ring. Despite the victory, Parker struggled with inconsistent play throughout the playoffs, and was often substituted for the more experienced guards Steve Kerr and Speedy Claxton late in the games.
Despite winning a championship with the Spurs, doubts lingered over Parker’s future. The Spurs had attempted and failed to acquire New Jersey Nets’ Jason Kidd, but Parker told coach Popovich that he wanted to be San Antonio’s starting point guard. Parker played well during the regular season, recording 14.7 ppg, 5.5 apg and 3.2 rpg. However, the Spurs were defeated by the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference semi-finals in the 2004 NBA Playoffs, and were denied back-to-back titles.
During the 2004–05 season, Parker recorded improved regular season statistics, tallying 16.6 ppg, 6.1 apg and a career-high 3.7 rpg. He was also ranked 13th in the league in total assists, and was third among point guards in field goal percentage. The Spurs were strong in the playoffs, and Parker was instrumental in the victories over the Denver Nuggets, Seattle SuperSonics and Phoenix Suns. However, Parker struggled in the Finals series against the Detroit Pistons.
Spurs colleagues Manu Ginóbili and Brent Barry often took over playmaking duties as Parker was unable to perform as well as he did in the regular season. Nevertheless, the Spurs won their third ever NBA championship by defeating the defending champions 4–3 in the 2005 NBA Finals.
Parker was selected for the first time in his career an NBA All-Star for the 2005–06 season as he managed 18.9 ppg and an impressive .548 in field goal percentage. Parker’s scoring average was even higher than Duncan’s, and his form propelled the Spurs to a 63–19 win–loss record and qualification for the 2006 NBA Playoffs. However, the top-seeded Spurs were again unable to win back-to-back titles as they were eliminated in the second round by the Dallas Mavericks.
On 14 February 2007, after delivering consistent numbers in the first half of the 2006–07 season, Parker was selected to play in the 2007 NBA All-Star Game as a reserve guard. With Parker operating as the starting point guard in the 2006–07 season, the Spurs qualified for the 2007 NBA Playoffs and finished second in the Southwest Division.
In the Western Conference Semifinals, the Spurs met the Phoenix Suns led by two-time and reigning NBA MVP Steve Nash. After eliminating the Suns, the Spurs defeated the Utah Jazz 4–1 to win the Western Conference Finals. Parker and the Spurs went on to face the Cleveland Cavaliers and swept them 4–0 to win the 2007 NBA Finals.
In this series, Parker consistently outplayed his Cavaliers counterparts Daniel Gibson and All-Defensive Team member Larry Hughes and scored a series-high 24.5 points, accompanied by a high field goal percentage of 56.8% and of 57.1% from three-point range. For his performances, he was named the 2007 NBA Finals MVP, becoming the first European-born player to receive the award.
In the 2007–08 regular season, Parker recorded similar averages as the previous two seasons for points and rebounds, and slightly increased his assists per game average. The Spurs finished third in the Western Conference and faced the Phoenix Suns in the first round of the 2008 NBA Playoffs.
For the third time in four years, San Antonio prevailed over Phoenix; Parker had an outstanding first round series, averaging nearly 30 points and 7 assists a game. In the next round against Chris Paul’s New Orleans Hornets, the Spurs dropped the first two road games before responding with a strong win in the third game.
In that game, Parker recorded a double-double with 31 points and 11 assists. The experienced Spurs took seven games to defeat the Hornets, but were unable to get past the Los Angeles Lakers in the Conference Finals, and the Spurs once again failed to win back-to-back NBA championships.
San Antonio got off to a rocky start in their 2008–09 NBA season, losing the first three contests. In their fourth game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, however, Parker scored a career-high 55 points to lead the Spurs to their first victory of the campaign. The Spurs recovered soon enough, and approached the All-Star break ranked second in the Conference. With Parker averaging a career-high in points per game, he was named as a reserve for the 2009 All-Star game.
The Spurs were without influential shooting guard Ginóbili for much for the season, and greater responsibility fell on Parker’s shoulders. He helped lead the team to a 54–28 record and the third seed for the playoffs, In Game 4 of the first round against Dallas, Parker matched George Gervin’s franchise playoff record for points in a half with 31.
However, the Spurs eventually lost 4–1, bowing out of the playoffs in the first round for the first time since 2000. Parker’s 28.6 points and 4.2 rebounds per game broke his previous playoffs career-best averages of 22.4 points and 3.7 rebounds. On 13 May 2009, he was named to the All-NBA Third Team.
During the 2011–12 NBA season, Parker helped the Spurs reach the best record in the West for the second straight season; the team tied the Chicago Bulls for the best overall record in the league. On 4 February 2012, Parker became the all-time assist leader of the franchise with 4,477, surpassing Avery Johnson, adding 42 points in a victory against Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Spurs secured their 13th straight 50 win season despite the lockout (a new NBA record), and Parker received his fourth All-Star nod. He finished fifth in MVP award voting, receiving four first-place votes.
Late in the season, the Spurs signed Parker’s longtime friend Boris Diaw, who was claimed off waivers from the Charlotte Bobcats. In the 2012 NBA Playoffs, Parker averaged 20.1 points and 6.8 assists as the Spurs swept through the first two rounds, defeating the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Clippers.
In the Western Conference Finals the Spurs faced the young Oklahoma City Thunder. After winning Game 1 and Game 2, 101–98 and 120–111 respectively, and taking a 2–0 series lead, the Spurs lost four consecutive games, thus losing the series 4–2.
In their second game of the 2012–13 season, the Spurs faced the Thunder in a rematch of the previous Western Conference Finals, and Parker hit a game-winner to secure a win for the Spurs. On 10 December 2012, Parker got his first career triple-double after 825 regular season games against the Houston Rockets in overtime with 27 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists. He was the 4th player in NBA history to have gone 800 games or more into their career before their first triple-double, joining Karl Malone (860), Patrick Ewing (834), and Cedric Maxwell (824).
Parker was named Western Conference Player of the Month for the month of January 2013 for leading the Spurs to a 12–3 record, and the best record in the NBA. He averaged 21.9 points per game and 7.9 assists per game that month while shooting 56.3% from the field.
He became the first Spurs player to receive the honor since Tim Duncan in April 2002. On May 21, 2013, Parker recorded a career high 18 assists to go with 15 points in the Spurs’ Western Conference finals game 2 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.
In game 1 of the 2013 NBA Finals against the defending champion Miami Heat, Parker hit a clutch jump shot off the glass with 5.2 seconds remaining in the game, securing a 92–88 victory for San Antonio. The Spurs eventually lost the series in seven games.
In May 2014, Tony Parker alongside Manu Ginóbili and Tim Duncan tied the record for most wins in Playoffs History by a trio of players playing together; record held by LA Lakers trio of Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Cooper at 110 wins.
The Spurs went on to beat the Thunder in six games and advance to the NBA Finals for the second straight year. San Antonio would once again face the Miami Heat and would win the 2014 NBA Finals in five games. This victory gave Parker his fourth championship and the fifth championship to the Spurs.
Chasing the fifth championship
On August 1, 2014, Parker signed a three-year, $43.3 million contract extension with the Spurs. The Spurs finished the 2014–15 season with a 55–27 record, but lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Los Angeles Clippers in seven games. Parker struggled in the playoffs due to injury and averaged 10.9 points a game on 36% shooting.
In the 2015–16 season, Parker helped the Spurs win a franchise-best 67 games while averaging 11.9 points per game. In the 2016 playoffs, the Spurs swept the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round, but were eliminated in the second round by the Oklahoma City Thunder in six games.
Heading into the 2016–17 season, Parker lost longtime teammate Tim Duncan to retirement. The Spurs finished the season with a 61–21 record, as they registered back-to-back 60-win seasons for the first time in franchise history. Parker played 63 games and averaged 10.1 points per game, his lowest average since his rookie season. In the 2017 playoffs, the Spurs were once again matched with the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round.
San Antonio again defeated Memphis 4–2, with Parker averaging 16.3 points per game in the series. After scoring 18 points in Game 2 of the second round, a win against the Houston Rockets, Parker left the game with a rupture of his left quadriceps tendon that ended his season.
Game 3 of the series marked San Antonio’s first postseason game without Parker since 2001, which ended an NBA record of 221 straight playoff appearances for Parker. The injury required surgery and led some to speculate Parker could miss significant time, if he came back at all.
On November 27, 2017, in a 115–108 win over the Dallas Mavericks, Parker had six points and four assists in 14 minutes in his first appearance since tearing his quadriceps tendon. On November 29, Parker had 10 points and five assists while playing 18 minutes in his second game back.
During the 2011 NBA lockout, Parker signed with ASVEL, the team in which he owns a stake. However, unlike other players who signed lucrative contract overseas during the lockout, Parker opted to play in his home country for minimum wage.
Parker, who in the summer had received a four-year contract extension from the Spurs worth over $50 million, received only $2,000 per month from ASVEL. He also paid his own insurance, which reportedly cost $250,000 for three months.
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After joining the Spurs’ starting lineup as a teenager just five games into his rookie season in 2001-02, Tony Parker is their first-string point guard no more.
As reported by the San Antonio Express-News and ESPN.com, Parker said Spurs coach Gregg Popovich informed him he will back up second-year veteran Dejounte Murray. Parker seems to have taken the news in stride, vowing to take Murray under his wing.
“(Pop) told me he thought it was time, and I was like, ‘No problem.’ ,” he said. “Just like Manu (Ginobili), just like Pau (Gasol), you know that day is going to come. I will support Pop’s decision, and I will try to help DJ as best as I can and try to be the best I can in that second unit with Manu and Patty (Mills).”
Age, injuries and mileage have all piled up for Parker in his 17th NBA season, in which he’s averaging career-lows in scoring (8.0 ppg), assists (4.0) and minutes (21.7). He suffered a ruptured left quadriceps tendon during Game 2 of the 2017 Western Conference semifinals that ended his playoff run and spent months recovering from the injury. Parker returned to the Spurs’ lineup on Nov. 27 and started 21 straight games before last night’s move to a reserve role.
Per ESPN.com’s Michael C. Wright, Parker admitted to “hitting a wall” recently and said he has about another two months before he will be fully confident in the status of his leg.
“It’s getting there. I just have to keep working on it, and just be patient,” Parker added. “[Cavaliers guard] Isaiah Thomas, he talked about that. When you first come back you have the adrenaline. I had all the energy, and the first 10 games I was feeling great. Then I hit that wall. Because for seven months you’re working so hard on your rehab to try to come back, and you have the adrenaline, and you have the juice.
The last seven or eight games, I felt like I was hitting a wall because I worked so hard to come back fast. At the same time I was hitting the wall, I twisted my ankle. So, I felt like it was just bad timing with everything. But at the end of the day, you have to find a way to produce, and I have confidence in myself.
I was talking to my doctor, and he told me that’s normal that you’re going to hit the wall. It’s at 10 or 11 months that you’re really, really back. They always say the second year, you’ll play even better than the first year back. So that’s why I have to be patient.”
Spurs swingman Danny Green told reporters he learned about Popovich’s decision before the game, but wasn’t told why. “It’s above my pay grade, it’s above my head,” Green said. “At the start, it was different.
But I think Dejounte did a great job of coming in and pushing the pace. I think that’s what they wanted him to do [with] working Tony in with the pick-and-roll game. But Dejounte gets it up the floor. He’s kind of the road runner. So, we’re using him efficiently with obviously matchups defensively; his long arms, his athleticism and rebounding.
And offensively, just pushing the pace and trying to give us more movement. I don’t know, I just had to guess. But you’d have to ask big boss.” Sunday’s 94-86 loss to the Pacers marked just the 14th time in 1,165 career games that Parker came off the bench.
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Eva Longoria may have ended her three-year marriage to Tony Parker after discovering he had been exchanging a barrage of personal text messages with a female friend. But according to new reports, the San Antonio Spurs player never had a physical relationship with the other woman.
Parker, 28, was reportedly going behind his wife’s back with Erin Barry, wife of his former teammate Brent Barry, according to Sports Illustrated reporter Bryan Armen Graham.
“Have it on good authority from entertainment sources that ‘former teammate’ in Tony Parker-Eva Longoria affair is Brent Barry,” Graham Tweeted Wednesday. “Don’t have much else on Parker/Longoria affair. Source did mention Barry and wife are going through a divorce.”
Though Parker allegedly sent text messages to Erin, a source close to the NBA star told People.com that the relationship never turned physical.
“They knew each other, sent each other messages,” the source told the mag. “It was flirtatious, but he never did anything with her.” TMZ.com reported the same claim, saying Parker had a “sexting relationship” with Erin, but ended it months ago.
According to Celebuzz, Parker and Erin had a “seemingly innocent exchange” that involved the two leaning on each other for support as their respective marriages were crumbling.
The Parkers were reportedly good friends with the Barrys, even spending New Year’s Eve together a couple of years ago at Longoria’s Los Angeles restaurant, Beso. But it seems more than just a coincidence that both couples are now breaking up.
Brent reportedly filed for divorce from Erin on Oct. 29, according to Access Hollywood, though his father told TMZ it was Erin who initiated the split. “I know [Erin] was moving out of the house soon and she was the one that filed for divorce,” Rick Barry told TMZ. “This is the straw that broke the camel’s back.”
Longoria, 35, filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court Wednesday morning, citing “irreconcilable differences.” The actress is reportedly also asking for spousal support.
The “Desperate Housewives” actress confirmed the cheating rumors to her good friend, “Extra” host Mario Lopez, saying she found hundreds of texts on Parker’s phone from the wife of one of his teammates.
Longoria also told Lopez that her now-estranged husband cheated on her earlier in their marriage with a different woman, whom he kept in touch with via Facebook. “She is devastated, she wants us all to know that,” Lopez said. “But she’s strong.”
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Parker met actress Eva Longoria, seven years his senior, in November 2004. In August 2005, Longoria confirmed she and Parker were dating, and on 30 November 2006, the couple became engaged.
Longoria, a Texas native from nearby Corpus Christi, was a courtside regular at Spurs home games. Parker was quoted during the 2007 NBA All-Star Game saying that, “Eva is doing everything, I’m just going to show up and say yes.” They were officially married in a civil service on 6 July 2007, at a Paris city hall.
It was followed by a full Roman Catholic wedding ceremony at the Saint-Germain l’Auxerrois Church in Paris, France, on 7 July 2007. Fellow Frenchman NBA player (and future teammate) Boris Diaw was Parker’s best man for the wedding.
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SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs have assigned veteran point guard Tony Parker to their G League affiliate, the Austin Spurs, for a rehabilitation assignment, the team announced.
Parker practiced with Austin on Wednesday and is expected to do so again on Friday, the team said in a statement.
Parker told Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated the practice went well as he is using it to get back into shape. He had no timetable for his return to action.
Conveniently, the Austin Spurs hold training camp this week in San Antonio, which allows Parker to work with the team as he continues rehabilitating a torn quadriceps tendon, which ended his season in May during the Western Conference semifinals.
Doctors cleared Parker medically in September, but the Spurs typically take a cautious approach when bringing players back from injury. The initial timetable for Parker’s return was January, but he believes he’ll return even sooner if the rehabilitation process continues on its current track.
“They cleared me, but it’s still going to be, like, another, I think, two months to get back in shape and getting my leg stronger,” Parker told Spears back in September. Parker, 35, originally ruptured his left quadriceps tendon during San Antonio’s 121-96 win over the Houston Rockets in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals.
The severity of Parker’s injury left pundits pondering whether it was career threatening, but the point guard said he never considered retirement.
The organization never issued a specific timeline for Parker’s return, and he mentioned early on during his rehabilitation that he expected to return to the court in January.
“I was more frustrated because I was playing so well and the team was playing well,” Parker told The Undefeated. “We were getting ready to play the Warriors in the conference finals, and it was just frustrating. Never in my mind was I sad or I thought I would never come back.
All those people were saying that. But I didn’t even listen, because I was more frustrated that I couldn’t be there for my team in the conference finals. That was the most frustrating for me. The rest, for me, in my mind, I was coming back. There was no way I wasn’t coming back.”
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Tony Parker signed a 3 year / $43,335,939 contract with the San Antonio Spurs, including $43,335,939 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $14,445,313. In 2017-18, Parker will earn a base salary of $15,453,126, while carrying a cap hit of $15,453,126 and a dead cap value of $15,453,126.
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Parker has won four NBA Championships (2003, 2005, 2007, and 2014), all of which were with the Spurs. With his pace and high field goal percentage, Parker has been named to six NBA All-Star games, three All-NBA Second Teams, and an All-NBA Third Team. He was also the 2007 NBA Finals MVP.
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During the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila, Philippines, in July 2016, Parker announced his intention to retire from international competition, but not the NBA, after the 2016 Summer Olympics. He reiterated that intent after France lost in the quarter-finals in Rio de Janeiro.
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Parker played for France’s Junior National Teams at the 1997 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, both the 1998 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship and the 2000 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, and the 2002 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship. He was elected the Most Valuable Player of the 2000 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, when France captured the gold medal, as he averaged 14.4 points and 2.5 assists per game.
Parker averaged 25.8 points, 6.8 assists, and 6.8 steals per game at the 2002 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship. With the French senior national team, Parker has played in the 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013 FIBA EuroBaskets.
France won the bronze medal in the 2005 FIBA EuroBasket, by defeating the Spanish national team 98–68 in the bronze medal game. As the captain of the French national team since 2003, Parker was slated to lead France at the 2006 FIBA World Championship, but he was unable to play after breaking a finger when he caught his hand in the jersey of a Brazilian national team player in France’s final warm up for the tournament.
During the EuroBasket 2007, Parker averaged 20.1 points per game and 2.8 assists per game in nine tournament games, but France was defeated in the quarter-finals by the Russian national team.
He passed the 2010 FIBA World Championship to recover fully from some injuries he had during the 2009–10 NBA season. Parker returned to the team in 2011, and France reached the finals of the 2011 EuroBasket, losing to Spain. Parker also joined the team for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. In 2013, Parker and the French national team won the 2013 FIBA EuroBasket tournament.
While playing for France in EuroBasket 2015, in a group game against Poland, Parker scored his 1,032nd career point in the tournament, and in doing so, he overtook Nikos Galis as the all-time leading scorer in the history of the EuroBasket competition. That record was later broken by Pau Gasol.
During the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila, Philippines, in July 2016, Parker announced his intention to retire from international competition, but not the NBA, after the 2016 Summer Olympics. He reiterated that intent after France lost in the quarter-finals in Rio de Janeiro.
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