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Tony Parker Biography

Birth Name:
William Anthony Parker II
Birth Place:
Bruges, Belgium
Profession
Basketball player

Fast Facts

  • 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

Relationships

  • Pierre Parker -- Brother
  • Terence Jonathan Parker -- Brother
  • Lauriane -- Ex-fiancée
  • Tony Parker Sr -- Father
  • Pamela Firestone -- Mother
  • Josh Parker -- Son
  • Liam Parker -- Son
  • Axelle Francine -- Wife