We’ve talked before about how Tony Parker is playing for legacy at this point in his career. The future Hall of Famer already is a four-time NBA champion, Finals MVP (2007), six-time All-Star, four time All-NBA second team, and European champion.
Monday you can add to that EuroBasket all time leading scorer to the list.
Parker put up 11 points Sunday in just 20 minutes as France blew out Bosnia and Herzegovina on the second day of the tournament. That gives Parker 1,030 points in his EuroBasket career — tied for the most all time with 1980s Euro star Nikos Galis of Greece.
Monday, against Poland, with his first points Parker will become the EuroBasket all time leading scorer, having done that in 59 games (17.5 points per game). Parker told the media that all he cared about was defending France’s EuroBasket title and with that he wants to get the record out of the way.
That matchup will be one of the more entertaining so far of EuroBasket as both France and Poland (led by Marcin Gortat) are 2-0 in round robin play.
But first, that game will start with a milestone.