The last thing you’d expect to find more than 11,000 feet above sea level is a basketball court.
But on Wednesday, that’s exactly what sat on top of the highest glacier in Switzerland.
Tony Parker, the French-raised point guard for the San Antonio Spurs, hosted the 5-on-5 game on the Jungfraujoch mountain in the Bernese Alps.
Parker’s squad, made up of players from his French team ASVEL Villeurbanne, played against players from the Swiss league.
“I’m always up for new challenges, 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,” he told EuroHoops. “We don’t often get to play often in such extreme conditions.
In August, Parker played for France in the Rio Olympics. After the team lost to Spain in the quarterfinals, Parker announced he would not return to play in the 2020 Games in Tokyo.
Parker and the Spurs will begin training camp on Sept. 27th and will play their first preseason game on Oct. 3 in Phoenix.