Posted Wednesday February 18, 1:51 PM
7-foot-6, 310 pounds
DOB: September 12, 1980
7th NBA season ... 6th NBA All-Star Game
Voted a starter for the seventh time in as many seasons; did not play in 2007 midseason classic due to injury ... Owns three career streaks of 30-plus straight free throws made ... Among league leaders in scoring, field goal percentage, rebounds and blocks per game ... In 2005, became all-time leading vote-getter in All-Star balloting (2,558,278) ... Anchored Chinese National team in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics ... Named to the All NBA Second Team in 2006-07 ... Named to the All NBA Third Team in 2003-04 and 2005-06 ... Earned unanimous NBA All-Rookie First Team honors after averaging 13.5 points with 8.2 rebounds and 1.74 blocks in 82 games (2002-03) ... In 2003, he became the 14th rookie selected to start the All-Star Game and the first since Grant Hill (1995) ... The first No. 1 pick to come from an international basketball league ... Drafted by Houston in the first round (first overall) of the 2002 NBA Draft...