Tony Parker by the Numbers
With his 7th assist of the game to Tim Duncan vs. Oklahoma City on Feb. 4, Tony Parker became the Spurs all-time NBA assists leader with 4,475 career assists. Parker surpassed Avery Johnson who dished out 4,474 assists during his 10 seasons with the Silver and Black. In his 10-plus seasons with San Antonio, Parker has put up some remarkable numbers and has been a part of many memorable moments. Spurs.com takes a closer look at Parker’s career by the numbers …
1 – Parker was named the 2007 NBA Final MVP to become the first European-born player to win the award.
3 – Parker has been named an All-Star three times (2006, 2007 and 2009).
6 – Named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week six times.
17 – Earlier this year Parker handed out a career-high 17 assists at New Orleans on Jan. 23. Parker’s previous high was 15 vs. the Clippers on Dec. 28, 2006.
18.9 – Parker averaged 18.9 points during the 2005-06 season to lead the team in scoring.
19 – On Oct. 30, 2001 vs. L.A. Clippers, Parker became the youngest player to appear in a game with the Spurs, making his debut at 19 years 166 days. The previous record was held by Mark Olberding who was 19 years and 219 days old when he made his Spurs debut on Nov. 26, 1975 at Virginia.
55 – On Nov. 5, 2008, Parker had a career night finishing with a career-best 55 points, 10 assists and 7 rebounds at Minnesota. He joined Oscar Robertson as the second player in NBA history to record 55-or-more points, 10-or-more assists and 5-or-more rebounds in a single game.
58 – For his career Parker has recorded 58 games with 10-or-more assists. His best season came in 2008-09 when he handed out 10-or-more assists 15 times.
77 - Parker appeared 77 playoff games prior to his 24th birthday, more than any other player in NBA history. Kobe Bryant is second on the list seeing action in 66 games postseason games before his 24th birthday.
138 – Parker has played in 138 playoff games with the Silver and Black, which ranks second on the Spurs all-time playoff list behind Tim Duncan (176).
.548 – During the 2005-06 season Parker shot .548 (623-1,136) from the field, which ranked third in the NBA. It was the first time since 1974-75 that a point guard ranked in the Top 3 in field goal percentage (when Golden State’s Butch beard ranked second in the NBA with a .528 mark).
682 – Parker ranks first on the Spurs all-time playoff list and fifth among active NBA players with 682 assists in postseason action.
2,591 – Parker has scored 2,591 playoff points in his 11 season with the Silver and Black, which ranked second on the Spurs all-time playoff scoring list and fifth among active players.