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Video: Tony Parker drains halfcourt shot to help kid out


French basketball player Tony Parker signs autographs at the end of a Charity Game basketball match with other teammates of France’s basketball national team vs JSA Bordeaux, on August 30, 2012 at the Jean-Dauget hall in Bordeaux, southwestern France, to support the association “Babac’ards” which develops projects for youth, especially in Senegal. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE ANDRIEU (Photo credit should read PIERRE ANDRIEU/AFP/GettyImages)

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Tony Parker is a charitable guy. He wants to help out the world’s youth and took part in Boris Diaw’s Babac’Ards organization charitable event last week in France. Parker doesn’t think any child should have to go without a large, expensive watch that will not fit him properly for a decade or more.

So when this young French boy — we don’t know his real name but will call him Marius Pontmercy — misses a half-court shot he is not strong enough to hit, Parker steps up and drains it. The crowd goes wild and the boy gets a watch his father will wear. Everyone is happy.

Hat tip to Ball Don’t Lie for finding the video.