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Tony Parker

NBA Champion & Club President LDLC ASVEL

Born in 1982 in Bruges, Tony Parker was immersed in the world of high-level sport from birth (his father was a professional American basketball player). He naturally chose this path, initially starting at PSG Racing in 1999. In search of performance, he tried his luck in America by appearing in the NBA draft and was retained by the San Antonio Spurs.

This choice turned out to be beneficial insofar as, during his first match, he broke records. His dazzling progress and his exploits allowed him to become in 2003, the first French NBA champion by carrying his team to victory against the New Jersey Nets.

 

He multiplied the successes during his professional career by winning an NBA title in 2005 then a third in 2007. During the following seasons, Tony Parker moved away from the field following several injuries. He returned to basketball in 2011 for a year with the Villeurbanne club at ASVEL before rejoining the NBA team as a point guard.

 

After a defeat at the 2016 Rio Olympics, he ended his career as a professional basketball player and turned to management and entrepreneurship. He thus became, among other things, an investor in the ASVEL French Club.