Tony Parker Plans To Play For France At 2016 Rio Olympics
May 19, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker (9) smiles from the bench during the fourth quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies in game one of the Western Conference finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at AT
Tony Parker doesn’t seem to be stepping away from basketball anytime soon. The San Antonio Spurs point guard is looking towards the 2016 Rio Olympics.
While at his basketball camp in France, he reiterated to French website 76actu, that he would plan on trying-out for the team again after France finished sixth in London that he would try for 2016.
The San Antonio Spurs guard would be 34 come the Rio Games. He led France with 15.7 points per game to a deceiving quarterfinal exit at the 2012 Olympics.
If Parker makes the squad, he would be the veteran leader with rising swingman from the Portland Trail Blazers, Nicolas Batum. Parker and Batum are already on Frances’ EuroBasket roster. Back in 2011, the nation fell to Spain in the finals of the tournament which crowns the champion.
Parker surely will be one of the names on the roster for team France come the 2016 Olympics, and will continue to compete at such a high level whether it is in International play or in the states.