Tony Parker is one of the best point guards of his generation. He is an All-Star and a champion. Despite his relatively small size, he is consistently among the league leaders in "points in the paint". Most fans are aware of his exceptional quickness and toughness, but in order to truly understand Tony Parker, you must first understand where he came from. This audiobook explores Parker's upbringing and international career, and details his breakthrough into the NBA, all the way through the end of the 2013-14 season.
Parker's unique abilities and celebrity life story have fans wondering where his career will take him next. Inside, you will discover where it all started and learn why so many fans love Parker so much. From family to basketball to the future, all you need to know about Tony Parker is right here, right now, in the most up to date coverage of his life.
I hesitated about listening to this because it uses the word "Unauthorized." I associate that word, plus the name of an A-list celebrity, with Harvey Levin/TMZ sleaze mongering.
Belmont and Belcourt's "Tony Parker: An Unauthorized Biography" (2014) was a pleasant surprise. It's a lively, easy listen and must have been written by someone who loves sports as much as he or she loves writing. Parker's marriage to Eva Langoria - and his later infidelity and divorce - are mentioned, but not with as much excitement and detail as some of Parker's greater NBA games and plays. If I'd listened to this with one of my kids, I wouldn't have had difficult things to explain.
It was a little bit of a hagiography, but I'd sure rather listen to that than the snarky cruelty of a TMZ piece.
Roy Lunel's a sports announcer, so he was a good choice as narrator.
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