7-1, 315, Born March 6, 1972
College: Louisiana State 14th NBA Season … 13th NBA All-Star Game (3 DNP: 1997, 2001, 2002)
One of the most dominant players ever …Won three NBA championships with the Lakers and was named Finals MVP three times … Named MVP of the 2004 All-Star Game in Los Angeles after tallying 24 points and 11 rebounds … Led NBA in scoring (29.7 ppg) in 1999-2000, on the way to being named league MVP ... Named co-MVP of 2000 All-Star Game along with San Antonio’s Tim Duncan after recording 22 points and nine rebounds in 25 minutes ... Seven-time All-NBA First Team choice ... Two-time All-NBA Second Team selection ... Three-time NBA All-Defensive Second Team member ... One of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History … Member of gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic squad (1996) ... Signed as a free agent by the Lakers on July 18, 1996, after spending first four years of career in Orlando ... Selected by the Magic with the first overall pick in the 1992 NBA Draft.