Tony Parker from France, is a well-known qualified basketball player. Tony presently plays for the team, San Antonio Spurs, NBA. His father also had been a professional overseas basketball player in the past. Tony has spent two years playing in his French basketball team. He then signed for the NBA team in the year 2001.
He was chosen by the team, San Antonio Spurs later and played as a start point guard from the very first. He acquired this position in a very short span of time. Till now, the player has been a four-time winner of the NBA championships. Let’s find out how much is Tony Parker’s net worth in 2018.
Tony has spent most of his childhood in France, where he was born in Bruges. Parker’s father’s family has always been associated with games. His own uncle had won an Olympic medal in rowing. Parker always had a close relationship with his brothers. They used to watch their father’s games together.
In his earlier years, Parker wanted to become a football player. However, things changed when he saw Michael Jordan becoming a global basketball icon in Chicago. This made him change his mind. Through his skill-building sessions, Parker understood that he played great as a point guard position player.
He recognised his skills of agility and speed and eventually, he resolved that this position is ideal for him in every game. Tony then played in French amateur leagues for two seasons, signed at a professional level with Paris Basket Racing in 1999.
In the summer of 2000, Nike Hoop Summit made a point to invite Parker in Indianapolis. In the match between America and European all-stars, Tony Parker went on to win 20 points. Apart from that he also acquired seven assists, two steals and four rebounds. His performance went viral out of all the players.
Even though the performance was great, Parker decided to skip the NCAA and continued to stay in France. The very next year, he completed his last game with Paris Basket Racing before joining the famous 2001 NBA draft session.
Parker was featured in a total of six NBA games. He also got featured in All-NBA teams three times and then in the third team of ALL-NBA. Parker suffered a severe injury in his quadriceps tendon, which led him to end the second season of 2017 early.
Awards and Achievements
During his time playing in the French National basketball squad, Parker was awarded the prestigious MVP of EuroBasket for the year 2013. This happened soon after he and his team had a grand victory against Lithuania, which made them win the gold medal. Tony was named the tournament’s greatest scorer that season.
Tony Parker has received many accolades in his whole life. Starting from the year 2003, Tony has won a number of NBA championships. He didn’t miss an award in the year 2003, 2005, 2007 and also in the year 2014. He got himself into the All-NBA teams for the years, 2012 to 2014. He has also bagged FIBA Europe Player of the Year for the consecutive years, 2013 and 2014.
Net Worth of Tony Parker
At present, Tony Parker has a Net Worth of $115 million. His annual income is around $12 million on an average. Over the last years, his net worth has hiked by 172 percent. His major income sources are the various endorsements. Parker had the highest salary of $13.5 million in his time in NBA during the seasons of 2010 and 2011.
Tony Parker had a great career as a basketball player. He is also an ambassador for Make-A-Wish. His works involve mainly public welfare. His legacy is unique and inspires young players every day.