Parker is set to make a eighth consecutive EuroBasket appearance, an all-time record among French players. He began this summer with 149 appearances for his country since making his debut against Turkey in Ankara in 2000. Winning EuroBasket gold and Tournament MVP in 2013, he previously claimed silver (2011) and bronze (2005). A product of the national sports academy, INSEP, Parker made his professional debut for Paris Racing in 1999. However, at the age of 19, he was drafted 28th overall by the NBA's San Antonio Spurs where he has been a key figure in claiming four NBA titles (2003, 2005, 2007, 2014). He is a six-time NBA All Star and was Finals MVP in 2007. He was also named as FIBA Europe Player of the Year in 2013. Parker's American father Tony Sr. played professional basketball, as did his younger brothers TJ and Pierre. His mother Pamela is from the Netherlands and is a former model. Parker made a cameo appearance in the 2008 movie ‘Asterix at the Olympic Games' and he also holds an ownership stake in French club ASVEL Villeurbanne. He is married with one son, Josh.