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5. Tony Parker

Before Tony Parker, The NBA did not see any stars from France, and rarely any players for that matter as the Point Guard would become only the third Frenchman in the league.  Parker would become the first Frenchman to become a star in the Association in a career that was spent predominantly with the San Antonio Spurs where along with Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili would be part of a core group that won the NBA Championship four times (2003, 2005, 2007 & 2014).

Parker was a great distributor and scorer and was rewarded as a six-time All-Star and would three times be named a Second Team All-NBA Selection.  The longtime Spur (and one season with Charlotte) had six seasons where he exceeded 18 Points per Game, and he had a 5.6 Assists per Game average with seven years of a PER over 20.

Internationally, he played for France at the 2012 Olympics and in eight Eurobasket Tournaments, where he took them to a Gold Medal in 2013, and he would also capture a Silver Medal (2011) and two Bronze Medals (2005 & 2015).  That does matter as the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame counts international accomplishments.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Bruges, France
  • Eligible Since: Sunday, 01 January 2023
  • Position: Point Guard
  • Played For: Charlotte Hornets, San Antonio Spurs
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 28th Overall in 2001
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    NBA Finals MVP (2007)
    All-NBA Second Team (2012, 2013 & 2014)
    All-NBA Third Team (2009)
    NBA All-Star (2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 & 2014)
    NBA All-Rookie First Team (2001)
    NBA Champion (San Antonio Spurs, 2003, 2005, 2007 & 2014)
    EuroBasket Gold Medal (France, 2013)
    EuroBasket Silver Medal (France, 2011)
    EuroBasket Bronze Medal (France, 2005 & 2015)
    FIBA EuroBasket MVP (2013)
    FIBA Europe Player of the Year (2013 & 2014)
    Euroscar Award (2003 & 2013)

  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Assists (1) (2011-12)
    Top Ten Finishes: Assists per Game (2) (2011-12 & 2012-13)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goal Percentage (1) (2005-06)
    Top Ten Finishes: 2-Point Field Goal Percentage (1) (2005-06)
    Top Ten Finishes: Effective Field Goal Percentage (1) (2005-06)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goals (1) (2008-09)
    Top Ten Finishes: 2-Point Field Goal Attempts (1) (2008-09)
    Top Ten Finishes: PER (2) (2008-09 & 2012-13)
    Top Ten Finishes: Offensive Win Shares (1) (2012-13)
    Top Ten Finishes: Usage Percentage (2) (2007-08 & 2008-09)
    Top Ten Finishes: Assist Percentage (4) (2007-08, 2008-09, 2011-12 & 2012-13)
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 19. Assists: 7,036
    36. Games Palyed: 1,254
    49. FIeld Goals: 7,777
    50. Minutes Played: 38,279
    53. Field Goal Attempts: 15,830
    59. Assist Percentage: 32.2
    60. Points: 19,473
    63. 2-Point Field Goal Attempts: 14,277
    63. Win Shares: 111.3
    68. Defensive Win Shares: 45.5
    70. Offensive Win Shares: 65.8
    100. Usage Percentage: 25.1

Should Tony Parker be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 91.1%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 7.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 1.8%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%
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