Ex-basketball player and entrepreneur
Tony Parker, is a former professional basketball player, playing as a point guard. He began his career with the Paris Basket Racing in Pro A, before joining the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Drafted by the Spurs in 28th place in 2001, he quickly became their playing master and, along with Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, formed one of the most successful lines in NBA history.
“TP” presents one of the finest achievements in French sport: he won four NBA championship titles (2003, 2005, 2007 and 2014), all with the Spurs, and guided France to the title of European Champion in 2013, competition during which he also finished “best player” (MVP) and top scorer. Being the first French player to be crowned NBA champion, he is also the first European player to receive the title of MVP of the NBA finals in 2007. He has also been selected six times for the NBA All-Star Game.
After 18 years in the Texas franchise, he ended his career after a season with the Charlotte Hornets. A man with many hats, Tony Parker is involved in many projects, especially in tourism with the purchase of the ski resort of Villard-de-Lans Corrençon in the Alps; film and audiovisual production or the field of education with the inauguration of the Tony Parker Adéquat Academy in 2019.