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Basketball: how Tony Parker's Asvel conquered France ... and is attacking Europe


DECRYPTION – Under the leadership of President Tony Parker, Asvel, which faces Monaco in a clash of Betclic Elite this Sunday (5 p.m.), has consolidated its place as the biggest club in French basketball.

The eyes of the five continents are turned towards France, riveted on the cumbersome silhouette of Victor Wembanyama.

And during this time, the Sports Association of Villeurbanne Éveil lyonnais, alias Asvel, writes its history.

That of a new golden age, after its prosperous period between 1949 and 1981 (15 titles of champion of France).

That of the biggest French basketball club, no doubt.

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If Asvel wins a 4th national crown in a row this year, the feat will be unprecedented in a 102-year-old championship.

At the same time, he is one of the 12 clubs to have a permanent seat in the Euroleague, we will come back to this.

In short, it radiates, it dominates.

How did this history of the orange ball based in Villeurbanne, a neighboring town of Lyon, become the undisputed ogre of blue-white-red basketball?

The reasons are many.

For the most part, they find their roots in one man: Tony Parker.

Tony Parker, the locomotive of Asvel

The change in dimension, “

I think it's due to Tony.

Since he arrived...

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Source: lefigaro

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