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horse900703
01-07-2008, 09:28 PM
Frenchman Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs was Friday named European Player of the Year for 2007.

The award is given by Italian sports newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, which named Parker as its 29th winner, succeeding Germany's Dirk Nowitzki, winner for the previous five years.

Point guard Parker finished with 128 points to 111 for Dallas Mavericks forward Nowitzki with Russia's Andrei Kirilenko of the Utah Jazz third on 85 points.

The jury is made up of 100 writers, coaches and players from 28 different countries.

In the women's category Latvia's Aneta Jekabsone beat Belgium's Ann Wauters to the title with last year's winner Maria Stepanova of Russia in third.

fluid.forty.one
01-07-2008, 09:53 PM
:rolleyes:

antoinewalker
01-07-2008, 10:10 PM
can't really argue with that. the man has 3 rings and an nba finals mvp award on his resume.

ty
01-08-2008, 01:55 AM
I honestly wonder which of those coaches would take Parker over Dirk straight up.

Thespiralgoeson
01-08-2008, 02:22 AM
I wish I could argue with this, but the fact is, Tony Parker was the finals MVP last year. That's quite a feat considering one of the guys on his team is named Tim Duncan.

endrity
01-08-2008, 08:17 AM
still though, Dirk was the MVP, an absolute first for a European.

ty
01-08-2008, 11:07 AM
Was the TP's Finals MVP also the first for a European?

Dim499
01-08-2008, 01:21 PM
Was the TP's Finals MVP also the first for a European?
Maybe Kukoc won a couple over Jordan.

antoinewalker
01-08-2008, 01:58 PM
still though, Dirk was the MVP, an absolute first for a European.
dirk was the mvp of which season? and who came out on top at the end of that season?