By Lauren Brill

The Global Top 10 is your weekly guide to NBA global news. In this week's edition find out who took an unusual path to the NBA, who was awarded Europe's best basketball player and who is back in uniform after a five-game hiatus.

Parker Receives European Award

After 100 writers, coaches and players from 28 nations casted their votes, it is official, the Spurs' Tony Parker is the recipient of the 29th annual European Player of the Year Award. The award honors Europe's best basketball player of 2007. Sponsored by the Italian newspaper La Gazetta, the French guard was chosen above the Mavs' Dirk Nowitzki and the Jazz's Andrei Kirilenko. Proving to be worthy of the honor, Parker scored a game-high 26 points to help the Spurs defeat the Clippers 88-82 Sunday night in Los Angeles. "