Tony Parker Biography

Published On Feb 04, 2017
Facts of Tony Parker
Date of Birth: 1982 , May-17
Birth Nation: Belgium
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
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Tony Parker grew up in France together with his family. There he enrolled at the National Institute of Physical Education (INSEP) and then joined Centre Federal, a team in France's Nationale 2 league in which he performed very well because of his great basketball skills. After that, Tony turned professional and signed with Paris Basket Racing in 1999. Before he entered in 2001 NBA draft he played for two years in the French basketball league. He was in the team of Spurs when they won four NBA championships in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2014respectively. Moreover, after a long journey of his basketball career, Tony Parker is currently playing for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Tony Parker is currently at the age of 34. Regarding his ethnicity and nationality, Tony Parker is a mix Belgian-French professional basketball player. He first got married to his first wife Eva Longoria, who is an actress as well as a businesswoman of the United States. Later he divorced Eva and then he got married to his second wife named Axelle Francine, a journalist and broadcaster of France. Tony also has a son Josh Parker together with Axelle.

Tony Parker earns his salary of $12.55 million from the government of France as being a national basketball player as well as from the inducement and advertisements of different brands, which adds up to his recent net worth, which is estimated to be about $75 million U.S. dollars in the present time of 2017.

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Born in Brugger, Belgium

May 17 , 1982

Tony Parker full name William Anthony Parker Jr., a Belgian-French professional basketball player,  was born on 17 May 1982, to his parents Tony Parker Sr. and Pamela Firestone, in Brugge located in Belgium. He was always interested in playing basketball since his childhood.

Signed with Paris Basket Racing

1999

Tony Parker attended the National Institute of Physical Education (INSEP) and then joined Centre Federal, a team in France's Nationale 2 league in which he performed very well because of his great basketball skills. After that, Tony turned professional and signed with Paris Basket Racing in 1999.

Entered in 2001 NBA

2001

Before Tony Parker entered in 2001 NBA draft he played for two years in the French basketball league. He was in the team of Spurs when they won four NBA championships in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2014respectively because of his great basketball skills.

MVP of 2007 NBA Finals

2007

With his pace and high field goal percentage, Tony 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 and thus became a professional basketball player.

Played against Los Angeles Clippers

November 30 , 2001

When Tony Parker 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.

Played for France's Junior National Teams

1997

Tony Parker has also played for France's Junior National Teams at the 1997 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, and in the both the year 1998 and 2000 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championships, and the 2002 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship and much more.

Announced his intention to retire from international competition

2016

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.

Married to Eva Longoria

July 7 , 2007

Tony Parker first got married to his first wife Eva Longoria, who is an actress as well as a businesswoman of the United States. They got married on 7th July of 2007. They were dating each other for several months before getting married.

Divorce with Eva Longoria

January 28 , 2011

They were living a happy married life but after living together for about four years, their relationship started to turn into bad such that the couple decided to be separate with each other. Thus Tony got divorce with Eva on 28 January of 2011. 

Married to Axelle Francine

August 1 , 2014

After 3 years of the divorce with Eva Longoria, Tony Parker again got married to his second wife Axelle Francine who is a journalist as well as a broadcaster. They were dating each other for several months and then got married on 1 August 2014. They also have a son Josh Parker and living a happy married life together.

Tony Parker's Networth

2017

Tony Parker earns his salary of $12.55 million from the government of France as being a national basketball player as well as from the inducement and advertisements of different brands, which adds up to his recent net worth, which is estimated to be about $75 million U.S. dollars in the present time of 2017.