Tony Parker Welcomes Son Liam

07/29/2016 at 09:40 AM ET

Tony Parker and Axelle Francine
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Tony Parker is an NBA star — and now, he’s also a dad of two!

The San Antonio Spurs player, 34, and wife Axelle Francine have welcomed their second child, Parker announced Friday on Twitter.

“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.

Parker and Francine, who is a French journalist, wed in August 2014 in San Antonio, Texas, and welcomed their first child, 2-year-old son Josh, in April of that year.

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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

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Steph on

Congrats. I find it odd that this is the first article not mentioning the first wife, what’s her name? Oh man I can’t remember her name, but she’s all over the court

Mrs. B on

Congratulations to the happy couple on the birth of their second baby boy.

MarciaA5519 on

Steph, Tony Parker’s first wife was actress Eva Longoria.

jmo on

Please don’t try for baby number three, until your sure you don’t have the Zika virus. Since he’s going to ground zero, and will likely come incontact with that and other things.

Guest on

Congratulations to Tony and the family.

guest on

Very happy for them!

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