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Tony Parker

Tony Parker (full name William Anthony Parker; born May 17, 1982) is an NBA basketball player, with the San Antonio Spurs. Parker was born in Belgium and raised in France, and is a French citizen. However, his father was an African-American professional basketball player and his mother a Dutch model.

When Parker played against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 30 of 2001, he became the second French player ever to play in an NBA game (the first being Tariq Abdul-Wahad), and also the youngest member of the Spurs in history, with 19 years, 6 months and 13 days of age.

Parker, a starting point guard on the team, then helped his team win the 2003 NBA championship, when the Spurs defeated the New Jersey Nets four games to two in the NBA Finals. He has scored a career high of 32 points in a game twice.

As of 2003, Parker has scored 2,000 career points in the NBA, for an average of 12.4 points per game, 771 assists for an average of 4.8 per game, and 264 rebounds, for 2.6 rebounds per game.