26 Facts About Anthony Parker


Anthony Parker is one of the most beloved and successful players in Maccabi Tel Aviv history.

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Anthony Parker was named the 2004 Israeli Basketball Premier League MVP.

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On June 27,2012, Anthony Parker retired after playing nine seasons in the NBA, five seasons in Israel, and one season in Italy.

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Anthony Parker then became a scout for the Orlando Magic from 2012 to 2017.

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Anthony Parker started out playing high school basketball at Naperville Central High School.

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Anthony Parker then played college basketball at Bradley University where he established himself as a top player, averaging 18.

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Anthony Parker majored in chemistry before switching to liberal arts and sciences in his senior year, and earned two Major Robert H Lawrence Jr.

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Anthony Parker entered the 1997 NBA draft after four years at Bradley and was selected 21st overall by the New Jersey Nets, but he was immediately traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in a multi-player trade.

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Anthony Parker again struggled at Orlando, playing only 16 games with modest averages of 3.

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Anthony Parker finished the remainder of the season with the Quad City Thunder of the Continental Basketball Association where he averaged 11.

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Anthony Parker was signed to fill the void left by Doron Sheffer's retirement at the shooting guard position, but ended up featuring as both a scorer and play-maker for Maccabi.

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Anthony Parker immediately brought to the team his ability to score, rebound, block shots, and even entertain the crowds with slam dunks.

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Anthony Parker left Israel in 2002, and in January 2003 moved to Italy, where he signed with Virtus Roma, playing in 27 Italian Serie A league games and averaging 14.

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However, half a year later Anthony Parker longed a return to Israel, a country he had grown to love.

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Anthony Parker's experience playing in Israel left a positive impression upon him.

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Anthony Parker didn't make it in the NBA basically and had to go back to Europe to establish himself and came back at the age of 31.

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Anthony Parker took advantage of his opportunity and it was the right fit for this team.

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Anthony Parker was effective in shutting down Carter, restricting him to 13-for-43 shooting in the first two games.

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Anthony Parker was later named by ESPN as one of the best Euroleague players to have graced the NBA.

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Anthony Parker's future remained uncertain as he was due to become a free agent, but he expressed a desire to return to Toronto for the next season.

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On July 13,2009, Anthony Parker signed a two-year, $6 million deal with the LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers, a team that had reached the 2007 NBA Finals and 2009 Conference Finals.

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Anthony Parker is a very good, intelligent all-around basketball player.

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Anthony Parker had a brief stint with the junior United States men's national basketball team, as a college player.

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Anthony Parker was a member of the Under-22 team alongside future NBA All-Stars Tim Duncan and Paul Pierce.

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Anthony Parker's father played college basketball at the University of Iowa, while his mother was a cheerleader.

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Early in his professional basketball career, Anthony Parker married Tamy, and they had their first child in 2002.

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