Tony Parker turns 40 | Legendary career characters

It’s now been three years since then Tony Parker (40, May 17) Withdrew from the NBA courts. Three years during which Rudi Gobert quietly regained the flame of the best French basketball player in the Great League.

However, even if he is a recognized superstar, he is an Olympic medalist and already has three singles awards, and the pivotal jazz team likely has no chance of doing better than the previous base. This is to steal this honorary position from him as the best tricolor player in history.

It must be said that Tony Parker, throughout his transatlantic career, has set very, very high standards. Et pour honorer comme il se doit notre “TP” national, devenu un businessman particulièrement influent avec le temps, Basket USA vous propose de revenir sur son immense carrière, à travers 40 chiffres qui symbolisent à merveille son exceptionnelle aventure-unis (Éet et et à aux aux). in Europe).

Tony Parker, “French Goat”

1 – Either his number in the MVPs Finals (2007). In history, three other non-American players have won this distinction: Hakim Olaywan (1994, 1995), Dirk Nowitzki (2011) and then Giannis Antikonmo (2021). But Tony Parker is the first European to do so.

2 – Or the number of gold medals he won with the French national team. They go back to Euro 2000 under 18 and Euro 2013. Each time, Tony Parker was elected Player of the Tournament. He also won three more medals with the Blues: one silver, at Euro 2011, and two bronze, at Euro 2005 and Euro 2015.

3 – Either his position in the list of French players who reached the NBA. Indeed, before him, in this famous tricolor clan, only Tariq Abdel Wahed and Jerome Mousseau played matches in the Great League. Then came Tony Parker,

4 – Either the number of his NBA titles, it is clear that they all won with Tottenham: in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2014. It is also a record for a non-American player (tied with Manu Ginobili).

4 – Either the number of his picks on the All-NBA team: three in the second (2012, 2013, 2014) and one in the third (2009). In the French clan, only Rudi Joubert has this number and could also steal that record from him this year, picking fifth.

5 – Either his place in the poll for the title of the best player of his career 2012, the best player in his career and the second best French player, after Joachim Noah (fourth, 2014). That year, Tony Parker inherited 4 first places and accumulated 331 points (out of 1210 possible) thanks to voters. It is enough to climb behind LeBron James (1074 points), Kevin Durant (889 points), Chris Paul (385 points) and Kobe Bryant (352 points).

6 – Either the number of All-Star Game Picks: 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2014. A record for a French player. He was never in the starting lineup and averaged 8.8 points and 4.7 assists in the All-Star Game.

7.7 – or his best average passes of the season. That was in 2011/2012 and also earned 18.3 points and 2.9 rebounds per game, 48% on shots, 23% in the 3-point range, and 80% on free throws.

8 – Or the number of player prizes for the week. French player record. He won it in February 2006, November 2007, February 2009, March 2009, December 2010, March 2011, February 2012 and January 2013.

9 – Either his shirt number. He wore it in San Antonio and Charlotte (and on Team France). At Tottenham, he also retired in November 2019. Note that nine other players from the Texas franchise have received such honors: Johnny Moore (00), Avery Johnson (6), Bruce Bowen (12), James Silas (13), Manu Ginobili ( 20), Tim Duncan (21), Sean Elliott (32), George Gervin (44) and David Robinson (50).

The twenty-eighth selection of the French project “steals”

17 – Or the number of seasons he spent with Tottenham between 2001/2002 and 2017/2018. He did not miss the playoffs during this period.

18 – Either he scored in assists in a match, the regular season and the play-off matches. He succeeded in May 2013, against the Grizzlies, in the Conference Final.

22.0 – Or his best average score over the course of the season. That was in 2008/09 and he also had 3.1 rebounds and 6.9 assists per game, 51% in shots, 29% over 3 points, and 78% in free throws.

28 – Either his position in the draft of 2001, which makes it one of the most beautiful “thefts” in history. It was drafted the same year with Pau Gasol, Gilbert Arenas, Joe Johnson, Zach Randolph, Tyson Chandler, Gerald Wallace and Muhammed Okur, all of whom are also from the All-Stars.

29 As for the number of matches played during finals. This is a record for a non-American player, associated with Manu Ginobili. It also ranks as the 36th highest total in history, after Bill Russell (70).

30 – or the number of franchises that have a positive record. Obviously, Tony Parker has at least a 50% win against all teams in the league. In history, only Danny Green could say the same (he has also passed through Tottenham), because many players haven’t faced all the NBA franchises and many players haven’t played in a time when the 30-team was in the league.

42 – Either the number of qualifying series in which he participated (30 qualifications and 12 eliminations). In detail, this gives 17 series in the first round (13 qualifications), 13 series in the conference semi-finals (8 qualifications), 7 series in the conference finals (5 qualifications) and 5 entries in finals (4 crowns).

55 – Either his score in the match, regular season, and playoffs included. A record still stands for a non-American player. He succeeded in November 2008, against Wolverhampton, and also collected 10 assists that night. In history, only Oscar Robertson, Michael Jordan, Russell Westbrook, James Harden (x3), Damien Lillard and Tra Young have also collected more than 55 points and more than 10 assists, in the regular season or in the playoffs.

71 – Either his overall win percentage, along with Tim Duncan and alongside Manu Ginobili. In detail, this gives 864 wins in 1,214 matches with Duncan (71.2%) and 811 wins in 1,143 matches with Ginobili (71.0%). These are, of course, his favorite teammates, both in terms of the number of victories and the number of matches.

81 – or the number of his encounters with Dirk Nowitzki, the opponent he played against most often. In detail, this results in 53 regular season matches (against 30 wins) and 28 playoffs (against 14 wins).

93.9 – Either the percentage of his chances of entering the Hall of Fame, according to the specialized basketball website – reference. He will be eligible for it from 2023. Not only has he been included in the list of the 76ers in history, he has also admitted that he would prefer to be inducted into the Springfield Basketball Hall of Fame,” Because what is left in time “.

Sixth place in history in terms of the number of play-offs

113 – Either the number of doubles in his career, regular season (99) and eliminations (14) included.

126 – Either his number of wins with Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili in the playoffs. That’s the record for a treble, ahead of 110 wins for a Magic Johnson-Michael Cooper-Karim Abdul-Jabbar trio in the 1980s.

130 – Either the number of passes he made during finals. This is a record for a non-US player. It also ranks 22nd in total in history, far behind Magic Johnson (584).

181 – Or the number of his picks in the French team, between 2000 and 2016. He is the 11th in the history of the Blues, behind record holder Hervé Dubusson (259) or his great friend Boris Diao (247).

226 – Either the number of matches played in the qualifiers (213 start). It is the record for a non-American player and the sixth highest total in history.

479 As for the number of points he scored during finals. This is a record for a non-US player. It is also the 30th highest in history, apart from Jerry West (1679).

575 – Or his number of wins with Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili in the regular season. That’s the record for the triple, before 540 wins for the Larry Bird-Kevin McHale-Robert Parrish trio, in the 1980s.

1143 – Either the number of assists he made in qualifying (5.1 on average). It is the record for a non-American player and the sixth highest total in history.

1,254 – Either the number of matches played in the regular season (1,151 matches). This is the second highest total for a non-American player (behind Dirk Nowitzki) and the 34th highest total in history.

2001 – Either his first year in the NBA. It was October 30th, during the Clippers’ (win) reception. That evening, when he was 19 years old and off the bench, he had collected 9 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 speeds in 21 minutes with San Antonio.

2002 – Either his chosen year to the All-Rookie First team. No French player has received such an honor.

Over $168 million accumulated in salary

2012 – Either the year of his only triple career. That was December 10, against the Rockets: 27 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists.

2013 – Either his only trophy year for the best player of the month. No other French player has received such a reward. That was in January, with 21.9 points, 2.5 rebounds, 7.9 assists, 1.1 steals on average, 56% on shots, 35% on 3 points, and 78% on free throws. For 12 wins in 15 matches…

2019 Or the last year of his career. It was March 17th during a (missing) flight to Miami. At the age of 36, he had collected 11 points and 2 rebounds in 17 minutes that night, with Charlotte.

2741 As for the number of points he scored in the French national team. This is the fourth-highest total in the history of the Blues, behind Hervé Dubusson (3921), Jack Kachemer (2843) and Stefan Ostrowski (2813).

4045 – Either the number of points he scored in the qualifiers (17.9 on average). It is the record for a non-American player and the tenth highest total in history.

7036 – Either the number of assists he made in the regular season (5.6 on average). It is the record for a European player and the 19th overall in the history.

19473 Either the number of points he scored in the regular season was (15.5 on average). This is the record for a French player, the 64th highest total in history and the third highest total for a European player (behind Dirk Nowitzki and Pau Gasol).

168282460 – Either raise the total amount (in dollars) of his various salary in the NBA. It’s still a French player’s record, but Rudi Joubert will soon break it, while Yvan Fournier could also surpass it by the end of his career.

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