Tony Parker

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Tony Parker

Date of birth: May 17, 1982

Height:1m86 / 6-1

Position: PG

Nationality :France

2018-2019 Regular Season

Tony Parker Averages in NBA

  • Pts

    9.5

  • Reb

    1.5

  • Ast

    3.7

  • Eff

    8.8

Tony Parker was a professional basketball player born on May 17, 1982, in Bruges (Belgique). In 18 seasons in the league, he scored 19.473 points and dished 7.036 assists in 1.254 regular-season games. He also played in 226 Nba playoffs games, scoring 4.045 points with 1.143 assists.

Tony Parker won 4 NBA Championships and earned an estimated $168,282,460 in salary. He retired from the NBA prior to the 2019-2010 season.

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Regular season stats for Tony Parker

SEA LEA TEAM REB AST PTS
99-00 FRA-1 Boulogne-Levallois logoBoulogne-Levallois 0.9 1.7 3.9
00-01 FRA-1 Boulogne-Levallois logoBoulogne-Levallois 2.7 5.6 14.7
01-02 USA-1 San Antonio Spurs logoSan Antonio Spurs 2.6 4.3 9.2
02-03 USA-1 San Antonio Spurs logoSan Antonio Spurs 2.6 5.3 15.5
03-04 USA-1 San Antonio Spurs logoSan Antonio Spurs 3.2 5.5 14.7
04-05 USA-1 San Antonio Spurs logoSan Antonio Spurs 3.7 6.1 16.6
05-06 USA-1 San Antonio Spurs logoSan Antonio Spurs 3.3 5.8 18.9
06-07 USA-1 San Antonio Spurs logoSan Antonio Spurs 3.2 5.5 18.6
07-08 USA-1 San Antonio Spurs logoSan Antonio Spurs 3.2 6.0 18.8
08-09 USA-1 San Antonio Spurs logoSan Antonio Spurs 3.1 6.9 22.0
09-10 USA-1 San Antonio Spurs logoSan Antonio Spurs 2.4 5.7 16.0
10-11 USA-1 San Antonio Spurs logoSan Antonio Spurs 3.1 6.6 17.5
11-12 USA-1 San Antonio Spurs logoSan Antonio Spurs 2.9 7.7 18.3
11-12 FRA-1 ASVEL logoASVEL 4.9 6.3 20.3
12-13 USA-1 San Antonio Spurs logoSan Antonio Spurs 3.0 7.6 20.3
13-14 USA-1 San Antonio Spurs logoSan Antonio Spurs 2.3 5.7 16.7
14-15 USA-1 San Antonio Spurs logoSan Antonio Spurs 1.9 4.9 14.4
15-16 USA-1 San Antonio Spurs logoSan Antonio Spurs 2.5 5.3 11.9
16-17 USA-1 San Antonio Spurs logoSan Antonio Spurs 1.8 4.6 10.2
17-18 USA-1 San Antonio Spurs logoSan Antonio Spurs 1.7 3.5 7.7
18-19 USA-1 Charlotte Hornets logoCharlotte Hornets 1.5 3.7 9.5

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Tony Parker's Basketball Journey

The story could have been a lot different if it was not for the imagination of a then 24-year-old scout for the San Antonio Spurs. In 2001, Tony Parker was a lightning-quick but skinny point guard for Paris Basket Racing in the French League. Of course, he had stolen the show at the Hoop Summit a year earlier but the mighty Spurs, looking for a backup point guard, were not sold on the Frenchman. And after his first workout in Chicago, his name was definitely off the list. "I was terrible", summed up Parker. But Sam Presti, today’s GM for the Oklahoma City Thunder, kept coming back at RC Buford with a bag full of VHS tapes, asking him to reconsider his position and convince coach Gregg Popovich to offer him a second workout. It happened in San Antonio. Parker did not let that opportunity pass by. And the rest is history: 18 years in the NBA, 4 championships, 1 NBA Finals MVP trophy and 6 All-Star Game selection.

A winner from a young age

The son of an American pro basketball player, Tony Parker was born in Belgium but grew up in France. He quickly became a regular feature on youth national teams playing in his first European Championship at the U16 level in 1997, before joining the INSEP, a training academy in Paris, where he teamed up with future NBA players Boris Diaw and Ronny Turiaf. Together, they won the U18 European Championship in 2000. Parker had already launched his professional career but played only two seasons in France’s first division before the Spurs drafted him with the 28th pick in 2001. This win is regarded by many as the start of a new dawn for French basketball. Not only did that U18 squad produced five NBA players (Parker, Diaw, Turiaf, Mickael Pietrus, Yakhouba Diawara) it also changed mentalities as winning championships and aiming at doing so became a clear cut ambition for the French teams that follow.

Gregg Popovich’s abuse

That confidence was Tony Parker’s main asset when he joined the San Antonio Spurs and their dominant inside duo of David Robinson and Tim Duncan. The team had won 58 games before being swept in the Conference Finals by the Lakers. It took Parker only five games to move into the starting lineup of this championship contender. On November 6, 2001, at home against Orlando, he became the youngest starter in NBA history. A bold move from coach Gregg Popovich who Parker described as an unbelievable second dad when he retired. A dad so caring off the court but also so demanding on it: "My first three years I could never make him happy. It was just constant, constant, constant almost like abuse", acknowledged Parker in a Sports Illustrated story.

Just five months prior, Popovich was not convinced after watching him be pushed around by team scout and former pro player Lance Blanks during his first NBA workout. And despite handing him the reins of the franchise, he did not cut any slack to his point guard. "He was the hardest coached individual I have seen in this entire program. Through every film, every game, he accepted every bit of it", said Tim Duncan. "I was really hard on him because I wanted to know real quick if he had that mental toughness to go play and be in this league with people, so I threw him in the frying pan and was all over him at both ends of the court to see how he would handle it", explained Popovich. As the San Antonio Express-News wrote in 2015, Parker would drive home with tears in his eyes, confessing to friends: "I don’t even know if I can make that man happy."

Tim Duncan’s silence

He did though, with patience and toughness. The same ingredients he used to win over superstar Tim Duncan. "The story he tells is that I did not speak to him during his first year with the team. I won’t confirm nor deny that", Duncan joked during Parker’s retirement ceremony. "I had no idea this kid would be the point guard I’d love to play with for the rest of my career." Ironically the player Parker replaced in the starting lineup was Antonio Daniels, Duncan’s best friend on the squad. With the addition of Manu Ginobili a year later, the Big Three was born and made the Spurs one of the most dominant franchises in the history of the NBA. From 2002 through 2016, they won 575 regular-season games and 126 post-season games, winning four championships along the way.

The first one came in 2003 against the New Jersey Nets. After being stellar for the first three games, Parker struggled for the next three but his backup Speedy Claxton came to the rescue. That summer the Spurs flirted with the idea to bring Jason Kidd on board to team up with their French point guard. The deal was never finalized and Parker was still at the helm when San Antonio downed the Pistons 4-3 in the 2005 Finals and swept the Cavaliers in 2007 behind Parker’s dominating display. He averaged 24.5 points per game shooting 56.8% from the field while being named MVP.

Revenge on the Heat

It then took 6 long years (based on Spurs’ standards) before he returned to the Finals. The Spurs had taken a backseat to younger, more athletic squads. The addition of Kahwi Leonard and Boris Diaw gave a necessary boost to the squad which managed to bounce back from a devastating loss in the 2013 NBA Finals as Ray Allen knocked down an iconic three-pointer after an offensive rebound while the Spurs were up 3-2 in the series and 95-92 with 6 seconds to play. A year later the two teams met again and San Antonio took a sweet revenge, winning 4-1. "To get that championship playing with my best friend is just fantastic. This is the best title of them all. Basketball can be so cruel sometimes. But also so beautiful."

Making French basketball golden

Apart from his NBA career, Tony Parker frantically searched for similar success with the French National Team. He began his journey with Les Bleus in November 2000, aged only 18. It took him 13 years and many frustrating moments to finally achieve his goal. France often featured a lineup filled with NBA players but fell short. A new generation came along in the early 2010’s, led by swingman Nicolas Batum and in 2013, in Slovenia, France was crowned European Champion for the first time in its history. Parker led the way taking home MVP honors beating arch-rival Spain in the semi-finals and Lithuania in the final game. "I would not change anything from this adventure", he confessed at the time. "The ups and downs, the agonizing defeats. I won a bronze medal, a silver medal and now gold. It is even sweeter when you have to fight for it and to win it at 31, at a point where I was wondering if we could achieve it… It is the only title I was missing. Winning with the national team is my biggest achievement. From now on, no one will be able to say I never won in Europe, that you cannot win with a scoring point guard. All of this is over." Overall, Parker played in 8 European Championships with France and 2 Olympic Games. He retired as the leading scorer in EuroBasket, although Pau Gasol has since surpassed him. He ranks as the fourth leading scorer in the history of the French national team.

A quick farewell with the Hornets

In 2018, after 17 seasons with the Spurs, Parker left to join the Charlotte Hornets. During his last season in San Antonio, he had lost his starting job and suffered a quadriceps injury that limited him to 55 games. In North Carolina, Parker was reunited with a former Spurs’ assistant in coach James Borrego and with fellow Frenchman Nicolas Batum. The reunion only lasted a year though. Despite Parker claims he wanted to play 20 years in the League, he found out something was missing away from the Spurs. "At the end of the day, I was like, if I can’t be Tony Parker anymore and I can’t play for a championship, I don’t want to play basketball anymore. I play basketball to win something, and it’s been like that with the French national team when we try to compete for a gold medal or with the Spurs to win a championship. And if I don’t play for a championship, I feel like, why are we playing?"

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Basketball Career

Tony Parker's career

2018-2019 season with the Charlotte Hornets

Tony Parker averaged 9.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game, playing 56 games with the Charlotte Hornets, during the 2018-2019 NBA regular-season. He set his season-high with 24 points in 27 minutes against the Detroit Pistons on November 11, 2018. He grabbed a season-high 5 rebounds in 29 minutes against the Brooklyn Nets on February 24, 2019. He dished a season-high 11 assists in 25 minutes against the Miami Heat on October 31, 2018.

He scored in double figures 27 times in 56 games. He had 20 points or more 5 times. He recorded 1 double-double.

2017-2018 season with the San Antonio Spurs

Tony Parker averaged 7.7 points, 1.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game, playing 55 games with the San Antonio Spurs, during the 2017-2018 NBA regular-season. He set his season-high with 23 points in 26 minutes against the Memphis Grizzlies on March 05, 2018. He grabbed a season-high 5 rebounds in 24 minutes against the Dallas Mavericks on December 12, 2017. He dished a season-high 9 assists in 20 minutes against the Miami Heat on December 06, 2017.

He scored in double figures 21 times in 55 games. He had 20 points or more 1 time.

2016-2017 season with the San Antonio Spurs

Tony Parker averaged 10.2 points, 1.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game, playing 62 games with the San Antonio Spurs, during the 2016-2017 NBA regular-season. He set his season-high with 22 points in 32 minutes against the Atlanta Hawks on January 01, 2017. He grabbed a season-high 6 rebounds in 25 minutes against the Oklahoma City Thunder on January 31, 2017. He dished a season-high 12 assists in 31 minutes against the Detroit Pistons on February 10, 2017.

He scored in double figures 34 times in 62 games. He had 20 points or more 5 times.

2015-2016 season with the San Antonio Spurs

Tony Parker averaged 11.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game, playing 72 games with the San Antonio Spurs, during the 2015-2016 NBA regular-season. He set his season-high with 31 points in 32 minutes against the Detroit Pistons on January 12, 2016. He grabbed a season-high 8 rebounds in 35 minutes against the Dallas Mavericks on November 25, 2015. He dished a season-high 16 assists in 27 minutes against the Portland Trail Blazers on March 17, 2016.

He scored in double figures 48 times in 72 games. He had 20 points or more 10 times. He had 30 points or more 1 time. He recorded 3 double-doubles.

2014-2015 season with the San Antonio Spurs

Tony Parker averaged 14.4 points, 1.9 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game, playing 68 games with the San Antonio Spurs, during the 2014-2015 NBA regular-season. He set his season-high with 32 points in 29 minutes against the Chicago Bulls on March 08, 2015. He grabbed a season-high 6 rebounds in 38 minutes against the New York Knicks on March 17, 2015. He dished a season-high 13 assists in 35 minutes against the Los Angeles Clippers on February 19, 2015.

He scored in double figures 46 times in 68 games. He had 20 points or more 18 times. He had 30 points or more 2 times. He recorded 1 double-double.

2013-2014 season with the San Antonio Spurs

Tony Parker averaged 16.7 points, 2.3 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game, playing 68 games with the San Antonio Spurs, during the 2013-2014 NBA regular-season. He set his season-high with 37 points in 39 minutes against the Oklahoma City Thunder on January 22, 2014. He grabbed a season-high 6 rebounds in 38 minutes against the Houston Rockets on November 30, 2013. He dished a season-high 10 assists in 35 minutes against the Sacramento Kings on February 01, 2014.

He scored in double figures 58 times in 68 games. He had 20 points or more 23 times. He had 30 points or more 3 times. He recorded 2 double-doubles.

2012-2013 season with the San Antonio Spurs

Tony Parker averaged 20.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 7.6 assists per game, playing 66 games with the San Antonio Spurs, during the 2012-2013 NBA regular-season. He set his season-high with 33 points in 37 minutes against the Indiana Pacers on November 23, 2012. He grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds in 43 minutes against the Houston Rockets on December 10, 2012. He dished a season-high 13 assists in 36 minutes against the New Orleans Pelicans on January 23, 2013.

He scored in double figures 61 times in 66 games. He had 20 points or more 40 times. He had 30 points or more 10 times. He recorded 17 double-doubles. He had 1 triple-double.

2011-2012 season with ASVEL

Tony Parker averaged 20.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game, playing 7 games with ASVEL, during the 2011-2012 Jeep Elite regular-season. He set his season-high with 23 points in 35 minutes against Strasbourg on November 26, 2011. He grabbed a season-high 8 rebounds in 31 minutes against Nancy on November 06, 2011. He dished a season-high 9 assists in 31 minutes against Nancy on November 06, 2011.

He scored in double figures 7 times in 7 games. He had 20 points or more 5 times.

2011-2012 season with the San Antonio Spurs

Tony Parker averaged 18.3 points, 2.9 rebounds and 7.7 assists per game, playing 60 games with the San Antonio Spurs, during the 2011-2012 NBA regular-season. He set his season-high with 42 points in 39 minutes against the Oklahoma City Thunder on February 04, 2012. He grabbed a season-high 7 rebounds in 22 minutes against the Portland Trail Blazers on April 23, 2012. He dished a season-high 17 assists in 38 minutes against the New Orleans Pelicans on January 23, 2012.

He scored in double figures 52 times in 60 games. He had 20 points or more 26 times. He had 30 points or more 7 times. He had 40 points or more 1 time. He recorded 12 double-doubles.

2010-2011 season with the San Antonio Spurs

Tony Parker averaged 17.5 points, 3.1 rebounds and 6.6 assists per game, playing 78 games with the San Antonio Spurs, during the 2010-2011 NBA regular-season. He set his season-high with 37 points in 41 minutes against the Memphis Grizzlies on December 18, 2010. He grabbed a season-high 7 rebounds in 36 minutes against the Brooklyn Nets on February 25, 2011. He dished a season-high 15 assists in 34 minutes against the Golden State Warriors on March 21, 2011.

He scored in double figures 69 times in 78 games. He had 20 points or more 29 times. He had 30 points or more 4 times. He recorded 9 double-doubles.

2009-2010 season with the San Antonio Spurs

Tony Parker averaged 16.0 points, 2.4 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game, playing 56 games with the San Antonio Spurs, during the 2009-2010 NBA regular-season. He set his season-high with 32 points in 30 minutes against the Golden State Warriors on November 25, 2009. He grabbed a season-high 8 rebounds in 35 minutes against the Golden State Warriors on December 16, 2009. He dished a season-high 14 assists in 27 minutes against the Los Angeles Clippers on February 06, 2010.

He scored in double figures 46 times in 56 games. He had 20 points or more 18 times. He had 30 points or more 1 time. He recorded 3 double-doubles.

2008-2009 season with the San Antonio Spurs

Tony Parker averaged 22.0 points, 3.1 rebounds and 6.9 assists per game, playing 72 games with the San Antonio Spurs, during the 2008-2009 NBA regular-season. He set his season-high with 55 points in 51 minutes against the Minnesota Timberwolves on November 05, 2008. He grabbed a season-high 8 rebounds in 39 minutes against the Toronto Raptors on December 20, 2008. He dished a season-high 12 assists in 40 minutes against the Houston Rockets on March 22, 2009.

He scored in double figures 66 times in 72 games. He had 20 points or more 42 times. He had 30 points or more 13 times. He had 40 points or more 2 times. He had 50 points or more 1 time. He recorded 15 double-doubles.

2007-2008 season with the San Antonio Spurs

Tony Parker averaged 18.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game, playing 69 games with the San Antonio Spurs, during the 2007-2008 NBA regular-season. He set his season-high with 32 points in 39 minutes against the Orlando Magic on November 21, 2007. He grabbed a season-high 8 rebounds in 35 minutes against the Washington Wizards on November 28, 2007. He dished a season-high 12 assists in 29 minutes against the Utah Jazz on April 16, 2008.

He scored in double figures 64 times in 69 games. He had 20 points or more 32 times. He had 30 points or more 4 times. He recorded 3 double-doubles.

2006-2007 season with the San Antonio Spurs

Tony Parker averaged 18.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game, playing 77 games with the San Antonio Spurs, during the 2006-2007 NBA regular-season. He set his season-high with 35 points in 41 minutes against the Phoenix Suns on April 05, 2007. He grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds in 30 minutes against the Washington Wizards on January 13, 2007. He dished a season-high 15 assists in 30 minutes against the Los Angeles Clippers on December 08, 2006.

He scored in double figures 68 times in 77 games. He had 20 points or more 35 times. He had 30 points or more 4 times. He recorded 5 double-doubles.

2005-2006 season with the San Antonio Spurs

Tony Parker averaged 18.9 points, 3.3 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game, playing 80 games with the San Antonio Spurs, during the 2005-2006 NBA regular-season. He set his season-high with 38 points in 39 minutes against the Miami Heat on January 20, 2006. He grabbed a season-high 8 rebounds in 34 minutes against the Philadelphia 76ers on December 03, 2005. He dished a season-high 13 assists in 41 minutes against the Toronto Raptors on February 08, 2006.

He scored in double figures 74 times in 80 games. He had 20 points or more 36 times. He had 30 points or more 4 times. He recorded 8 double-doubles.

2004-2005 season with the San Antonio Spurs

Tony Parker averaged 16.6 points, 3.7 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game, playing 80 games with the San Antonio Spurs, during the 2004-2005 NBA regular-season. He set his season-high with 35 points in 47 minutes against the Golden State Warriors on April 10, 2005. He grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds in 36 minutes against Seattle Sonics on January 31, 2005. He dished a season-high 13 assists in 35 minutes against the Cleveland Cavaliers on December 11, 2004.

He scored in double figures 71 times in 80 games. He had 20 points or more 29 times. He had 30 points or more 2 times. He recorded 7 double-doubles.

2003-2004 season with the San Antonio Spurs

Tony Parker averaged 14.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game, playing 75 games with the San Antonio Spurs, during the 2003-2004 NBA regular-season. He set his season-high with 29 points in 31 minutes against the Denver Nuggets on February 28, 2004. He grabbed a season-high 7 rebounds in 33 minutes against the Brooklyn Nets on January 21, 2004. He dished a season-high 14 assists in 32 minutes against the Los Angeles Clippers on December 23, 2003.

He scored in double figures 63 times in 75 games. He had 20 points or more 12 times. He recorded 7 double-doubles.

2002-2003 season with the San Antonio Spurs

Tony Parker averaged 15.5 points, 2.6 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game, playing 82 games with the San Antonio Spurs, during the 2002-2003 NBA regular-season. He set his season-high with 32 points in 40 minutes against the Sacramento Kings on March 01, 2003. He grabbed a season-high 8 rebounds in 36 minutes against the Golden State Warriors on February 05, 2003. He dished a season-high 13 assists in 36 minutes against the Orlando Magic on January 31, 2003.

He scored in double figures 68 times in 82 games. He had 20 points or more 21 times. He had 30 points or more 3 times. He recorded 4 double-doubles.

2001-2002 season with the San Antonio Spurs

Tony Parker averaged 9.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game, playing 77 games with the San Antonio Spurs, during the 2001-2002 NBA regular-season. He set his season-high with 22 points in 38 minutes against the New Orleans Pelicans on November 08, 2001. He grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds in 45 minutes against the Houston Rockets on March 07, 2002. He dished a season-high 10 assists in 34 minutes against the Detroit Pistons on April 12, 2002.

He scored in double figures 34 times in 77 games. He had 20 points or more 2 times. He recorded 2 double-doubles.

2000-2001 season with Boulogne-Levallois

Tony Parker averaged 14.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game, playing 30 games with Boulogne-Levallois, during the 2000-2001 Jeep Elite regular-season. He set his season-high with 32 points in 44 minutes against Antibes on May 05, 2001. He grabbed a season-high 6 rebounds in 40 minutes against Antibes on January 20, 2001. He dished a season-high 14 assists in 40 minutes against Besançon on March 24, 2001.

He scored in double figures 23 times in 30 games. He had 20 points or more 4 times. He had 30 points or more 1 time. He recorded 3 double-doubles.

1999-2000 season with Boulogne-Levallois

Tony Parker averaged 3.9 points, 0.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game, playing 23 games with Boulogne-Levallois, during the 1999-2000 Jeep Elite regular-season. He set his season-high with 20 points in 25 minutes against BCM on November 23, 1999. He grabbed a season-high 7 rebounds in 23 minutes against Montpellier on February 19, 2000. He dished a season-high 7 assists in 25 minutes against BCM on November 23, 1999.

He scored in double figures 2 times in 23 games. He had 20 points or more 1 time.

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