Basketball: Tony Parker sets Euro championship points landmark

France's point guard Tony Parker (right) dribbles past Bosnia and Herzegovina's Alex Renfroe at the EuroBasket 2015 in Montpellier on Sunday.
France's point guard Tony Parker (right) dribbles past Bosnia and Herzegovina's Alex Renfroe at the EuroBasket 2015 in Montpellier on Sunday.PHOTO: AFP

MONTPELLIER, France (AFP) - France basketball superstar Tony Parker became the all-time points scorer in European Championship history when he scored a two pointer against Poland on Monday to move on to 1,032 points.

The 33-year-old - Belgium-born but raised in France - had drawn level with Greek legend Nikos Galis on Sunday when he scored 11 points in the game with Bosnia-Hercegovina.

Parker took his overall tally on to 1046 points by the end of the game, as he recorded a total of 16 points in the 69-66 victory over Poland.

Parker, who has won the NBA title on four occasions with the San Antonio Spurs, could have quite a battle to retain his record during the championships as another NBA star German Dirk Nowitzki has registered 1,013 points.