NBA Star Tony Parker plays a game of basketball 3454 meters above sea level on the Aletsch glacier in Switzerland


NBA star Tony Parker has swapped playing for San Antonio Spurs in Texas to play a game of basketball 3454 meters above sea level on the Aletsch glacier.

The glacier is in Switzerland and is the tallest in the Alps, as the court was over two miles high in the sky on the Jungfraujoch summit.

epa05539262 Active and former basketball professionals around NBA-Star Tony Parker play a basketball game on the Aletsch glacier, 3454 meters above sea level on Jungfraujoch, Switzerland, 14 September 2016. EPA/MANUEL LOPEZ
Tony Parker led a set of basketball players on the Aletsch glacier, 3454 meters above sea level
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The 34-year-old spoke before the game at the tallest glacier in the Swiss Alps
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The Belgium born player picked up the microphone and spoke to the crowd in attendance before they began their match in bizarre conditions.

Him and the rest of the players wore sunglasses, despite the playing in just temperatures around three degrees Celsius, due to the intense sunshine and UV rays.

epa05539253 An overview of active and former basketball professionals around NBA-Star Tony Parker who play a basketball game on the Aletsch glacier, 3454 meters above sea level on Jungfraujoch, Switzerland, 14 September 2016. EPA/MANUEL LOPEZ
The players competed in the clouds in Switzerland
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epa05539231 An overview of active and former basketball professionals around NBA-Star Tony Parker who play a basketball game on the Aletsch glacier, 3454 meters above sea level on Jungfraujoch, Switzerland, 14 September 2016. EPA/MANUEL LOPEZ
The court was installed in a vast environment as there is nothing else in sight
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Fans and media trekked to the glacier to witness the unique match which inevitably had stunning views.

It’s currently the off season in NBA and Spurs are set to face Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic and Miami Heat in pre-season.

They head into the new NBA season in high spirits after they went out of the play offs in the Conference Semi finals against Oklahoma last season, after finishing second in the Western NBA Conference.

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Spectators and media watched in the surreal setting of the Jungfraujoch summit
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Both sets of players wore sunglasses to keep out the harsh UV rays
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