Tony Parker Hosts Basketball Game On A Glacier In The Swiss Alps


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San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker hosted a basketball game in what has to be the coolest venue in sports history.

The Belgian-born baller, along with sponsor Tissot, organized the event atop Switzerland’s Aletsch glacier, the New York Daily News reports. It is the tallest glacier in all the Swiss Alps, reaching 11,000 feet above sea level.

“I’m always up for new challenges,” Parker said, “so when Tissot, my long-term partner, suggested I play a game at the top of Europe, I thought it was a great opportunity to do something exceptional,” reports.

“Exceptional” pretty much sums it up.

The temporary court was built on top of the Jungfraujoch summit, according to the Daily News.

Parker, who grew up in France, and other pros from the Swiss League and France’s ASVEL Villerubanne club played in front of dozens of spectators in slightly above freezing temperatures.

Parker is entering his 16th season in the NBA.