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Tony Parker broke the all-time scoring record for EuroBasket when he scored his 1,032nd career point passing Nikos Galis in a win over Poland on Monday.
Parker was very excited about the accomplishment as he takes great pride in representing France. TP has played in 62 EuroBasket final rounds and played a total of 150 games for the France national team since 2000. Via FIBA:
“When I started my career, I never thought it would end up like this in my life,” Parker, now aged 33, said. “My career, my plans, I could never have imagined it. It’s been like a dream. When you’re talking about the leading scorer in history, winning a EuroBasket, all the individual records, you don’t appreciate the significance of all the things you win…it’s an honour to be in a conversation for the best European player in history.
“You don’t think of that when you start. You have all the names, guys like (Toni) Kukoc, (Drazen) Petrovic who stood out in European basketball. It’s bizarre to think of someone from France being near number one.”