Posted Wednesday February 18, 1:51 PM
6-foot-6, 205 pounds
DOB: August 23, 1978
High School: Lower Merion HS (PA)
13th NBA season ... 11th NBA All-Star Game
Vying for his fourth consecutive scoring title ... One of the most complete players in the league ... Became the youngest player to reach the 20,000-point barrier on Dec. 23, 2007 vs. the Knicks ... One of just three active players with at least 20,000 career points (Shaquille O.Neal, Allen Iverson) ... As of Jan. 14, 2008, had 21 career 50-plus point games, trailing only Wilt Chamberlain (118) and Michael Jordan (31) ... Scored 81 points against Toronto on Jan. 22, 2006, the second-highest total in NBA history ... In 2004, became the youngest player to score 10,000 points ... Five-time All-NBA First Team member ... Five-time NBA All-Defensive First Team selection ... Named MVP of the 2002 and 2007 All-Star games ... Became the youngest All-Star in NBA history, posting a team-high 18 points and six rebounds in the 1998 NBA All-Star Game ... Selected by the Charlotte Hornets in the first round (13th pick overall) of the 1996 NBA Draft ... Draft rights traded by the Hornets to the L.A. Lakers for Vlade Divac on July 11, 1996.