Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 10/16/13

San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker cemented himself as one of the All-Time best basketball players in France after he led the French national team to EuroBasket gold this summer. A first for any French team. Add the fact he has an NBA resume any basketball player would want including three NBA titles, an NBA Finals MVP trophy (2007) and several NBA All-Star appearances, there is no doubt Parker is one of the best European players ever to play on an NBA court. Paving the way for Euro players In the NBA was Vlade Divac. During his time in the league and proved Euro players can make an impact. So it goes without saying, he might know what it takes for a foreign player to be considered one of the greats in basketball. During an interview with the Huffington Post, when asked to list his all-time Euro team (after being reminded of Parker's accomplishment this summer with Team France), Divac's team lacked No. 9. P. After the win by France at the [EuroBssket] tournament, Tony Parker has reopened the debate of who is the best European player in history ...   R. For me Drazen Petrovic and Arvydas Sabonis.   P. If you had to choose an ideal five?   R. They would Petrovic, (Peja) Stojakovic, (Dirk) Nowitzki, Sabonis... and fifth I would say (Pau) Gasol.   That's not a bad Euro team, however, Parker definitely needs to be on there over Stojakovic at minimum.   Peja was a prolific shooter, there's no denying that, but he hasn't done nearly what Parker has done overseas and in the NBA. Sure, Peja is Divac's fellow Serbian countryman and perhaps he feels loyalty to list him, but any bias aside, Parker has the better resume. Thought Spurs fans? Should Parker be mentioned as one of the best Euro players ever or does he still have more to prove?

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