His name is as American as it gets, but this French soccer player has achieved rock-star status in the world of basketball. So when it comes to Tony Parker’s height, weight and body measurements, all we can say are “Why not”, but before we get there, let’s check out some facts about the star himself.
He was born on 17 May 1982 in Bruges, Belgium, as William Anthony “Tony” Parker, Jr. and grew up in France. You can best believe that basketball is running in his veins as he is indeed a second-generation athlete. His father, Tony Parker Senior, who is of African American descent, played basketball at Loyola University Chicago as well as professionally abroad.
He is not an only child, the star has two younger brothers named T.J. and Pierre. Being bilingual (he speaks fluent English and French) is not the only way the star is flexible, apart from being a pretty talented basketball player, he also has an affinity for music, with rap and hip hop being his favorites. He even has his own album called TP.
His mother is Dutch and his father is African-American, so you might ask yourself how the star is actually French. Well, he is a French citizen and even plays in the French national basketball team. He is also the largest shareholder of a professional basketball club in France, Asvel.
That is probably already common knowledge, but we will tell you anyway. The star was involved in a high-profile relationship with Eva Longoria. The two were even married, but it has been rumored that it was ended because of his infidelity. The star did not live up to this claim. However, this has not affected his love life, because the star is currently married to the French journalist Axelle Francine and the couple currently has two sons.
Well, that’s about enough random information about the star, let’s get to the subject at hand, starting with Tony Parker’s height.
Tony Parker’s Height
Well, he’s a basketball player, so he’s expected to be very much on the high side, it’s definitely one of the few criteria that would make you a good basketball player, besides the good performance in sports. It’s not like football or golf, which may not require much in terms of physical appearance, but similar to sumo wrestling, basketball.
Considering the above information, we are by no means surprised that the star stands 6 feet 2 inches, which is the height of a basketball player. With other notable personalities as reference points, most would say that the star is at least two inches tall, but you know how it goes down in these parts… the height indicated.
Here is a list of remarkable personalities who, according to their size, are as large as the star. Will Smith, Gerard Butler, Daniel Day-Lewis, James Cameron, and Thierry Henry all share Tony Parker’s height.
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Tony Parker’s Weight
He’s an athlete, so we’ll just get excited here and say the star is pretty fit…. of course, he looks pretty fit, all 84 kilograms of him. For someone with his size and stature, that’s actually a very suitable weight for him. So how does the star achieve this?
It’s about balance, he has no particular diet to follow, but he takes everything in moderation, including alcohol, since he is a wine lover. However, this is not all he does, there is also a lot of training and exercise to shape him. He expressly pointed out that he lifts a lot to keep him strong and keep his weight low. That seems feasible, but you’ll never know until you try…. so try it.
Tony Parker’s Body Measurements
In addition to Tony Parker’s height and weight, here is a summary of his body measurements.
Height: 6 feet 2 inches
Weight: 84 kilograms
Chest: 39 inches
Waist: 34 inches
Arms/Biceps: 14 inches
Feet/Shoe Size: 11 US, 45 EU, 10.5 UK