Tony Parker is an NBA star — and now, he’s also a dad of two!
“My son Liam and his mommy are doing well, so glad to be a daddy for the second time,” the French basketball player tweeted, posting the message both in French and English.
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The point guard announced the second child on the way for him and his wife on his French radio show in early February, and also took to Twitter to share the happy news.
“My wife is pregnant and our first son Josh is going to have a little brother,” he told listeners. “It’s due to happen in July.”
Parker is one of the five NBA players who will be representing France at the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics.
“[Pursuing the Olympics] was a decision which had to be taken together,” Parker told French sports newspaper L’Equipe before qualifying for the Rio team. “[Axelle] knows how important this is for me. We evaluated all the possibilities and I’ve made my decision. I said, ‘I’m going.’ ”
He continued, “In making my choice, my goal is to live as best as possible these two great moments — to be there for the birth of my son, qualify France for the Olympics and end my career with France’s team with a beautiful Olympic medal which I can show my sons, Josh and Liam.”
— Jen Juneau