Unlike the generations of players before him, Fournier grew up in a flattened, post-nationalist European basketball culture. Sure, he appreciated Parker's Spurs, but his all-time favorite NBA team remains the 2002 Kings. "I still can't believe they lost that (Western Conference finals) series to the Lakers," he says. "That was the series that made me love basketball." Today, when Fournier wears the number 10 on his jersey, he does so in honor of his favorite player: Mike Bibby.