Tony Parker

Tony Parker is a French professional Basketball player who plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Tony Parker is a French professional Basketball player who plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). As of 2019, William Anthony Parker Jr. currently plays for the Charlotte Hornets as their Point Guard. William Anthony Parker Jr. has played for other teams like Paris Basket Racing 1999–2001, San Antonio Spurs 2001–2018, ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne 2011.

What is Tony Parker know for?

  • A professional basketball player from France.
  • Has won four championships in 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2014.

Tony Parker announces his retirement after 18 seasons in the NBA

Former San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker announced his retirement Monday after 18 seasons in the NBA. He originally had planned to retire after 20 years. “If I can’t be Tony Parker anymore and I can’t play for a championship, I don’t want to play basketball anymore,” he told ESPN’s The Undefeated.

Parker is a six-time All-Star who spent the 2018-19 season with the Charlotte Hornets. He played in more than 1,200 games and ended his career with an average of 15.5 points per game.

Parker, who is French, was selected 28th overall by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2001 NBA draft. Along with Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and coach Gregg Popovich, he won four championships in San Antonio — in 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2014. He was the Finals MVP in 2007, the first European to receive the award.

Parker spent his whole career with the Spurs, except his final season. He told The Undefeated he still felt like he could play two more years, he’s healthy but he simply didn’t see the reason for it. He didn’t think Charlotte could win a championship, even with his help. “And if I don’t play for a championship, I feel like, why are we playing?” he said.

Outside of the NBA, Parker is president of ASVEL Basket, a French basketball team based in Lyon. He has owned the team since 2014 and will stay involved during his retirement.

Who are the parents of Tony Parker?

Back to his early life, Tony Parker was born in Bruges, Belgium as William Anthony Parker Jr. and raised in France. Currently, he is 37 years old. His father Tony Parker Sr. too was a professional basketball player and his mother Pamela Firestone, is a Dutch model. He has two younger brothers T.J. and Pierre. Watching the global fame of Michael Jordan, Tony got inspired to play basketball.

Tony Parker studied at the INCEP, Paris which is the national institute of sport, expertise, and performance in France that trains elite athletes. His college detail is unknown. Obviously, at INCEP, Tony furnished his basketball skills and prepared him for the future ahead.

Further, Tony belongs to the nationality of French and his ethnicity is French-English. his sun sign is Taurus.

When did Tony Parker pursue his basketball career?

  • Tony began his career with a club from Paris called Paris Basketball Racing in the year 1999. He played with Paris Racing for two seasons. Parker played at the Nike Hoop Summit in Indianapolis in 2000 against the American All-Star. Parker was a hot cake to colleges including UCLA and Georgia Tech as he recorded 20 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals at the summit and urged him to join them. However, he refused the proposal and chose to stay in France.
  • In 2001, Tony joined the San Antonio Spurs. In addition, the club has won four NBA championships after Tony’s entry into the team including the 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2014 NBA championships. Morely, Parker holds a record of 15.8 points, 1 block, 9 steals, 5.7 assists, and 2.8 rebounds on average per game in his career at the NBA.
  • On July 23, 2018, Parker was traded to the Charlotte Hornets. He made his debut as a Hornets player on October 17, 2018, recording 8 points on 4/8 shooting, 7 assists, and 3 rebounds while coming off of the bench in 19 minutes of action in a close 113–112 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.
  • Further, On 10 June 2019, Parker announced his retirement from the NBA.
  • Tony also plays for the French basketball team ASVEL since 2001. As a French citizen, Tony has represented and won several medals for his country at the EuroBasket. The French team has won one gold, silver, and two bronze together with Parker. Likewise, he continues to play with the NBA San Antonio Spurs to date and seems prepared for the next season.
  • He has bagged a number of medals and awards in his so-far career. He won 4 times NBA Champion, 6 times NBA All-Star, 3 times All-NBA Second Team, NBA All-Rookie First Team, Pro A Best Young Player. Parker has also won a gold, a silver as well as two bronzes for his nation in basketball.

Is Tony Parker married? Who is Tony’s wife?

Reflecting on his personal life, Parker has married twice in his life. Firstly, he married Eva Longoria in the year 2007. The marriage was not a success and eventually, the couple separated in 2011. Similarly, in the year 2014,  Tony married again to French journalist Axelle Francine in San Antonio Texas.

The couple shared two sons named Josh and Liam. The duo is happily married to the present day and there is no sign of their separation or extramarital affairs.

Further, Parker was criticized in France for a picture that was with comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala. In that picture, Tony is seen in a gesture generally known as quenelle in France. Moreover, that gesture symbolizes anti-Semitism in France and gathered a lot of public criticism against this NBA Star.

How much net worth does Tony Parker own?

Currently, Tony earns $12.55 million dollars per annum. Besides this, his estimated net worth is $75 million dollars. Recently, Parker has signed a 2 year / $10,000,000 contract with the Charlotte Hornets, including $5,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $5,000,000.

Apart from that, Parker’s financial earnings, his personal assets include a Home in Charlotte, North Carolina. There he is living a lavish lifestyle in a luxurious way.

Furthermore, he has his own various supercars which are still unknown. He earns a good amount of money from various sponsorships. His salaries and net worth are enough for him to maintain a standard of living. In his upcoming years, he will double his net worth.

How tall is Tony Parker?

Observing his body statistics, Tony Parker is 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 84 Kilos. He’s got 39 inches Chest, 34 inches waist, and 14 inches biceps. He wears shoe size 11 (US). The color of his hair is black and that of the eye is black too.

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