Posted Wednesday February 18, 1:51 PM
7-foot-1, 325 pounds
DOB: March 6, 1972
College: Louisiana State
18th NBA season ... 15th NBA All-Star Game
Big man bound for Hall of Fame ranks first in points, field goals made, field goal percentage and free throws attempted among active players ... Has led the NBA in scoring average twice, in points scored three times, in field goal percentage on nine occasions (tying Wilt Chamberlain for the NBA record), in field goals made five times, in field goals attempted twice, in free throws made once and free throws attempted on five occasions ... Named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history, the youngest player to earn the honor ... Earned All-NBA in 13 of his first 15 seasons, including First Team honors eight times (1997-98, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2005-06), Second Team honors twice (1994-95 and 1998-99) and on three occasions (1993-94, 1995-96 and 1996-97) he grabbed Third Team honors ... Won a gold medal at the 1996 Olympics as a member of the USA Men.s Senior National Team ...