Monday, June 11, 2007

Why is it Assumed That Tony Parker is French??

When I think Tony Parker...I think Eva Longoria, the San Antonio Spurs, lightning quickness, points in the piant, and his French roots.

Wait, Tony Parker isn't French?????

Wikipedia notes that William Anthony Parker was born is Belgium, but raised in France. His father is African-American while his mother is Dutch. Call me crazy, but doesn't that make him half African-American and half-Dutch...and ZERO French???

(Disclaimer: I fully realize this isn't an entertaining's just that I'm really confused and wanted to know if anyone else had any further information. This is just how my mind works.)


Anonymous said...

I think b/c he grew up in France he is technically a French citizen (i know nothing to brag about) but none the less, considers himself French. I think it probably has to do with identifying with the country. I've been wrong in the past though, and could be wrong on this

Anonymous said...

did you really write a "disclaimer?" Someone's trying to be a professional blogger.

Anonymous said...

I've seen some pictures of Eva Longoria without makeup, and she looks like she just got off one of those half rubber/half wooden boats fleeing from Cuba.

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