6-11, 255, Born April 25, 1976
College: Wake Forest
14th NBA season ... 13th NBA All-Star Game
Despite averaging career-lows in minutes played, shooting percentage, points and rebounds, has been a centerpiece for the Spurs, who boast the best record in the NBA through early February ... Widely regarded as one of the game's best big men and most fundamentally sound players in history ... Won his fourth NBA title in 2006-07 ... In 2004-05, captured his third NBA Finals MVP, joining Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal as the only players to accomplish that feat ... Two-time regular season MVP (2001-02 and 2002-03) ... Only player in NBA history to be named to both an All-NBA Team and All-Defensive Team in each of his first 10 seasons ... Named co-MVP (Shaquille O'Neal) of the 2000 NBA All-Star Game, scoring 24 points and grabbing 14 rebounds ... Selected by San Antonio with the first overall pick of the 1997 NBA Draft.