The NBA star and European Basketball Champion Tony Parker played on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 on the Jungfraujoch. He was faced with a team of Swiss Basket players and demonstrated his speed and agility at 3454 meters above sea level.
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Faced with the fresh yet thin air of the mountain, Tony Parker did not sway. (Photo: Business Wire)
For the occasion, a big basketball court of 33.55m by 20.78m was put in place in order for the classic 5X5 game to take place on the Aletsch glacier. Faced with the fresh yet thin air of the mountain, the great athlete did not sway. Tony Parker has earned his reputation as one of the fastest and best players in the world. He was quick to pass the ball to his teammates and passed by his adversaries with agility at the Top of Europe.
After the basketball game Tony Parker took time to answer the media's questions. He said: "I'm always up for new challenges, so when Tissot, my long-term partner suggested I play a match at the Top of Europe I thought it was a great opportunity to do something exceptional. We don't often get to play in such extreme conditions." Over 100 journalists from Asia, Europe, Australia, America and Switzerland were there to witness this exceptional event.
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Tony Parker is one of the most successful basketball players in history. He is a French professional basketball player currently with the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Parker has helped the Spurs win four NBA championships in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2014. Employing his pace and high field goal percentage to great effect, Parker has been named to six NBA All-Star games, three All-NBA Second Teams, and an All-NBA Third Team. Parker was also the star of the French national basketball team until he resigned in 2016.
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