William Anthony Parker was born on May 17, 1982 in Burges, Belgium. He is commonly known as Tony Parker.
He played being at point guard position in his games of Basketball. His father was a professional Basketball player. Tony Parker married an actress Eva Longoria, who is famous for ABC television series and Desperate Housewives. Then, in November 2010; they divorced each other. William Anthony Parker is also known for his music album. He is a music artist and has released his album TP.
Tony Parker Sr. is an African-American Basketball player who played for Loyola University Chicago is his father. He is a so n of Dutch model; Pamela Firestone. He has two younger brothers who have played basketball at the college level.
He used to play soccer initially but his inspiration from Michael Jordan increased his interest in basketball. Then, he started practicing basketball. In the year 1999, Parker signed the contract in playing for them with Paris Basket Racing.
In the year 2000, Parker got a chance to have a game at Indianapolis. There he proved himself to be selected by the NBA as he averaged 20 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds and 2 steals.
Because of his performance, he was offered by Georgia Tech and UCLA to play for them. Parker refused and returned back to France and played in Paris Basket Racing. He played for two more years that he was selected by the NBA (National Basketball Association), America.
When he was selected by San Antonio Spurs, Tony Parker Jr. won First Championship, Second Championship and Third Championship in playing for them in different eras.
In the sophomore season of his first championship days, Parker averaged 15.5 points per game, 2.6 rebounds per game and 5.3 assists per game. He has successfully contributed with his tremendous performances in nearly 49 such matches who turned the table of opponent team and got a winning position.
Then, before the end of this season, he was asked to concentrate on his build by his coach Popovich. Popovich wanted Tony Parker to have a thicker skin and more mature behavior comparatively to his team members and other players. He was asked for such demands as he has guts to prove him and had a potential as an athlete.
In the second championship era, Parker maintains a record of averaging highest scores in his career. He average 16.6 points per game, 6.1 assists per game and 3.7 rebounds per game. There, he was declared as the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Ben Wallace. In 2005 NBA Finals, Spurs got lead by winning championship for the third time with the points 4-3.
In the Third Championship, when it was a time of 2005-06 and 2006-07 season, Parker turned out to be more proficient in the field of basketball. He averaged 18.9 points per game and this scoring was among the higher rates.
Tony Parker won FIBA Europe under-18 Championship MVP in 2000. He was NBA Champion in 2003, 2005 and 2007. HE was thrice selected as NBA All-Star in the years 2006, 2007 and 2009. In 2007, he also received Euroscar European Player of the Year
No doubt, he is a talented player with the leadership qualities and a music artist in players as well. HE has also been a social activist working for unprivileged youth at France.