Is a seven-time NBA All-Star and two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year…is a two-time NBA Rookie of the Month and one-time NBA Player of the Month…has earned First Team All-NBA honors once, Second Team All-NBA honors once and First Team All-Defensive honors twice…six times in his career (five times with Miami) he has been named NBA Player of the Week...has appeared in 813 games and has made 686 starts in his 14-year NBA career…has averaged 17.4 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.85 blocks, 1.2 assists, 0.50 steals and 31.5 minutes while shooting 52.7 percent from the floor, 24.7 percent from three-point range and 69.3 percent from the foul line…has scored in double figures on 660 occasions with 336 games of at least 20 points, 55 games of 30-or-more points, four games of at least 40 points and one 50-point effort…has grabbed double figures in rebounds on 335 occasions with five games of at least 20 rebounds…has recorded 328 career double-doubles, including a career-high eight straight from Mar. 2, 1995 through Mar. 16, 1995…only seven times in his career has he grabbed double-figure rebounds in a game and not recorded a double-double (once with Charlotte and six with Miami)…his career high for most consecutive games scoring in double figures is 105 and was set from Jan. 4, 1995 through Mar. 14, 1996 (first 53 games of the streak he played for Charlotte and the final 52 he was a member of the HEAT)…owns the second longest streak in HEAT history for consecutive double-figure scoring efforts (75 from Mar. 23, 1999 through Feb. 23, 2000)…is Miami’s all-time leader in games played (568), points scored (9,310), defensive rebounds (3,243), total rebounds (4,714), blocked shots (1,583), free throws made (2,513), free throws attempted (3,820), minutes played (17,311) and double-figure scoring efforts (438)…ranks second in HEAT history in field goal percentage (.537), offensive rebounds (1,471), field goals made (3,393), field goals attempted (6,320), double-doubles (204) and starts (458)…also ranks among Miami’s all-time leaders in steals (10th-300), assists (14th-644) and free throw percentage (17th-.658)…enters 2007-08 needing just four offensive rebounds to become the HEAT’s all-time leader…has led Miami in blocked shots eight seasons, including each of the past two…closed the 2006-07 season ranked third among active players in the NBA in regular season career blocked shots (2,314), fourth in free throw attempts (5,786), sixth in free throws made (4,012) and field goal percentage (.527), 10th in total rebounds (7,044), 11th in defensive rebounds (4,894) and 22nd in points scored (14,162)…opens the 2007-08 season in 10th place on the NBA’s all-time blocked shots list (2,314)…concluded the 2007 postseason ranked sixth among active players in postseason free throw attempts (619) and blocks (215), seventh in field goal percentage (.512), ninth in free throws made (402), 12th in total rebounds (665) and 20th in points scored (1,291)…has recorded at least one block in 667 of 736 career games…owns each of the top five spots on the HEAT’s single-season blocks list and six of the top seven…has appeared in 95 postseason games (57 starts) and has averaged 13.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.26 blocks and 27.3 minutes while shooting 51.2 percent from the floor and 64.9 percent from the foul line…is Miami’s all-time postseason leader in games played (82), offensive rebounds (137), defensive rebounds (386), total rebounds (523) and blocked shots (171)…also ranks among Miami’s postseason leaders in games started (2nd-44), minutes played (2nd-2,056), points (2nd-989), double-figure scoring efforts (2nd-46), 20-point games (2nd-21), field goals made (2nd-346), field goals attempted (2nd-656), free throws made (2nd-294), free throws attempted (2nd-483), double-doubles (2nd-14), dunks (2nd-93), 30-point games (3rd-2), steals (5th-36) and assists (10th-57)…owns each of the HEAT’s top three single-game postseason blocks marks…has scored in double figures 59 times in postseason play with 30 games of at least 20 points and six games with 30-or-more points…had a postseason career best streak of 35 consecutive games in double-figure scoring from Apr. 29, 1993 through Apr. 26, 1998…grabbed double-figure rebounds in 22 postseason contests and has recorded 22 postseason double-doubles…his postseason career high for consecutive double-doubles is three games and was done on two occasions (May 18, 1993-Apr. 30, 1995 and Apr. 29, 1997-May 4, 1997)…started each of his first 55 postseason contests (Apr. 29, 1993-Apr. 27, 2001)…has shot a combined 72.8 percent (67-92) from the floor the last three postseasons, connecting on at least 70 percent each season…has been selected to play in seven NBA All-Star Games, but has missed three due to injury…in his four All-Star appearances he has averaged 10.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.00 blocks and 18.8 minutes while shooting 54.5 percent (18-33) from the floor.
Saw action in 77 games (43 starts) for the HEAT and averaged 8.6 points (.560 FG%, .601 FT%), 4.5 rebounds, 2.31 blocks and 20.4 minutes…missed a total of four games due to injury and was a healthy scratch on the inactive list once (Apr. 16 vs. Boston)…missed the Jan. 26 game at New York due to the flu and missed three games from Mar. 21-24 with right knee tendinitis…led the NBA in blocks per 48 minutes (5.44) and ranked sixth in blocks per game…led the team in blocks (178) and dunks (85) and ranked second in field goal percentage, free throws made (185) and attempted (308), offensive rebounds (126) and third in total rebounds (350)…became the HEAT’s all-time leading scorer at Minnesota on Mar. 30 and the franchise’s all-time leading rebounder at Phoenix on Jan. 5…also became the HEAT’s all-time leader in defensive rebounds at Memphis on Dec. 2 and its’ all-time leader in minutes played against Washington on Mar. 11…led the HEAT in scoring on three occasions, in blocks a team-high 50 times, in rebounds on nine occasions and in steals twice…was Miami’s top scorer off the bench on 10 occasions and also led the HEAT reserves in blocks 23 times, in rebounds on 10 occasions and in assists and steals twice…scored in double figures on 30 occasions, including one 20-point performance…grabbed double-figure rebounds three times and recorded one double-double…posted a pair of double-figure scoring quarters…had 42 multi-block games, including eight games with five-or-more blocks…drew one charge…recorded a pair of multi-steal games…Season Highs: 20 points (vs. Charlotte, Apr. 8), 15 rebounds (at L.A. Lakers, Jan. 15), seven blocks (three times), two assists (twice), two steals (twice) and 36:46 minutes.
Appeared in 65 games (20 starts) for the HEAT and averaged 7.8 points (career-high .597 FG%, .594 FT%), 5.5 rebounds, 2.66 blocks and 20.0 minutes…missed 17 games due to injury…sat out one game (Dec. 20) with an upper respiratory infection, one game (Feb. 9) with the flu, one game (Mar. 8) with a left mid foot sprain and the final 14 games of the regular season (Mar. 24-Apr. 19) due to a partial tear of his right calf…became the HEAT’s all-time leader in games played on Mar. 16 against Boston, surpassing Assistant Coach Keith Askins (486) on the all-time list…ranked third in the NBA in blocks per game…topped the HEAT in blocks per game and total blocks (173)…his 173 blocks are the fifth highest single-season total in franchise history…scored in double figures on 24 occasions, including one 20-point performance…grabbed double-figure rebounds nine times and registered nine double-doubles…had the only 20-rebound game for the HEAT in 2005-06 pulling down 21 boards to go with his 15 points at Orlando on Nov. 26…the 21 rebounds marked the fifth time in his career he pulled down at least 20 rebounds in a game…his 10 offensive rebounds at Orlando were also a HEAT high for this season…ranked third on the team in offensive rebounds (125), and dunks (74)…topped the HEAT in blocks a team-high 44 times and in rebounds 12 times…was Miami’s leading scorer off the bench nine times and led the reserves in blocks 37 times, in rebounds 18 times, in steals on five occasions, in assists twice and in minutes once…had at least one block in each of the first 18 games this season, the HEAT season high…had two double-digit scoring quarters…Season Highs: 21 points (at Minnesota, Mar. 21), 21 rebounds (at Orlando, Nov. 26), nine blocks (vs. New York, Nov. 28), two steals (at L.A. Clippers), one assist (11 times) and 41:04 minutes (at L.A. Clippers, Dec. 5).
Split the season between New Jersey, Toronto and Miami, although he did not play a game for the Raptors before being released…appeared in 37 total games (17 starts) with the Nets and HEAT and averaged 7.6 points (.472 FG%, .582 FT%), 5.4 rebounds, 2.00 blocks and 19.0 minutes…scored in double figures on 12 occasions (10 with New Jersey)…grabbed double-figure rebounds on four occasions and recorded four double-doubles…started 14 of the 18 games in which he appeared in with the Nets and averaged 10.4 points (.453 FG%, .593 FT), 7.1 rebounds, 2.28 blocks and 25.4 minutes…appeared in 19 games (three starts) with Miami and averaged 5.0 points (.516 FG%, .564 FT%), 3.7 rebounds, 1.74 blocks and 12.9 minutes…was a DNP-CD on five occasions after signing with the HEAT…in his three starts with the HEAT he averaged 10.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.67 blocks and 25.3 minutes…led the HEAT in blocks 10 times, in steals twice and in rebounds once…was Miami’s top scorer off the bench on six occasions and led the HEAT reserves in blocks 12 times, in rebounds six times, in minutes on three occasions and in steals twice…scored in double figures twice with Miami and recorded one double-double…closed the regular season out by blocking at least one shot in a season-high 13 consecutive games (Mar. 19-Apr. 20)…recorded 10 dunks with the HEAT…Season Highs: 18 points (vs. Charlotte, Nov. 30), 14 rebounds (vs. Detroit, Apr. 10), six blocks (at Chicago, Nov. 5), three assists (vs. Atlanta, Dec. 4), one steal (eight times) and 40 minutes (at Philadelphia, Nov. 10).
Came off the bench in all 12 games in which he appeared for New Jersey and averaged 8.0 points (.465 FG%, .882 FT%), 2.3 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 0.50 blocks and 17.9 minutes…had a kidney transplant on Dec. 19…Season Highs: 15 points (vs. Toronto, Nov. 22), five rebounds (twice), two assists (three times), two blocks (vs. New Orleans), one steal (twice) and 25 minutes (at Boston, Nov. 7).
Was placed on the injured list on Oct. 28 and missed the entire season with focal glomerulosclerosis.
Appeared in 75 games (74 starts) for the HEAT and averaged 15.7 points (team-high .516 FG%, .657 FT%), a team-high 8.4 rebounds, a team-high 2.48 blocks, 1.2 assists and 32.7 minutes…won the NBA’s J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award for exemplary community service…was a HEAT tri-captain with Brian Grant and Eddie Jones…missed seven games due to illness (two due to food poisoning/virus from Nov. 6-8, three with food poisoning/virus from Nov. 15-20 and two due to the flu from Jan. 28-29)…his only non-start came against Dallas on Nov. 23…the 75 games played is his second highest single-season total as a member of the HEAT, topped only by the 1999-2000 season when he appeared in 79 games…led the team in field goal percentage, offensive rebounds (182), defensive rebounds (450), total rebounds (632), blocks (186), double-doubles and dunks (135)…was second on the team in scoring (1,178 points, 15.7 ppg), field goals made (447), field goals attempted (866), free throws made (283) and double-figure scoring quarters (12)…scored in double figures in 66 games, grabbed double-figure rebounds 28 times and recorded a team-high 26 double-doubles…recorded a season-high three straight double-doubles twice (Jan. 4-8 and Mar. 23-27)…scored in double figures in 52 of his last 55 games…scored 20-or-more points 18 times (second best on the team)…ranked among the NBA leaders in blocks per game (3rd), total blocks (5th), field goal percentage (6th), rebounding average (tied-19th), defensive rebounds per game (tied-19th, 4.2 drpg), double-doubles (22nd), offensive rebounds per game (tied-24th, 2.4 orpg), total rebounds (25th), points scored (48th) and field goals made (49th)…was named as a reserve for the Eastern Conference for the All-Star Game, his third straight All-Star appearance…tallied 13 points (6-7 FGs), three rebounds and two blocks in 16 minutes in the All-Star Game at Philadelphia…reached the 1,000-point plateau (at Toronto on Mar. 27) for the eighth time in his 10-year career…his 186 blocks were the fourth highest single-season total in franchise history…led Miami in scoring 18 times, in rebounds on 32 occasions, in blocks a team-high 56 times, in steals three times, assists once and in minutes on nine occasions…moved into second place on the HEAT’s all-time field goals attempted list on Apr. 16 vs. Charlotte…moved into ninth place on Miami’s all-time steals list on Apr. 9 vs. Houston and now has 271 steals with the HEAT…his 14 free throws made and 17 free throws attempted vs. Boston on Mar. 25 were both HEAT highs this year…scored 20 points in the first half vs. Denver on Mar. 16, one of only three individual 20-point halves for the HEAT this season…Season Highs: 28 points (at L.A. Lakers, Jan. 16), 14 rebounds (three times), seven blocks (vs. L.A. Clippers, Feb. 20), four assists (twice), three steals (vs. Chicago, Jan. 22) and 42 minutes (five times).
Appeared in Miami’s final 13 games and started the last three contests…averaged 13.6 points (.518 FG%, .564 FT%), 7.8 rebounds, 2.38 blocks and 23.5 minutes…missed the first 69 games of the season after being diagnosed with focal glomerulosclerosis, a kidney disorder, after returning from the Olympics in October…was voted the starting Eastern Conference center by the fans for the NBA All-Star Game, but was unable to play due to his kidney disorder…scored in double figures in nine of his 13 games, reaching the 20-point plateau three times…grabbed double figures in rebounds twice and recorded two double-doubles…made his 2000-01 debut against Toronto on Mar. 27…tallied 20 points and a season-high 16 rebounds in Miami’s win over Philadelphia on Apr. 10 and recorded game-highs in points (season-high 25), rebounds (season-high 16) and blocks (season-high five) in a season-high 33 minutes in Miami’s victory over Milwaukee on Apr. 17…despite missing 69 games, finished third on the team in dunks with 22…after not registering a block in either of his first two games back, recorded at least one in each of the remaining 11 games…along with Tim Hardaway and Dan Majerle served as a team captain…was an NBA All-Interview Second Team selection…Season Highs: 25 points (vs. Milwaukee, Apr. 17), 16 rebounds (twice), five blocks (vs. Milwaukee, Apr. 17), three assists (vs. Philadelphia, Apr. 10), one steal (four times) and 33 minutes (vs. Milwaukee, Apr. 17).
Started 78 of the 79 games in which he appeared for the HEAT...missed three games with left ankle soreness from Feb. 28-Mar. 2…led the team in scoring (21.7 ppg), rebounds (9.5 rpg), blocks (3.72 bpg), field goals made (652), field goals attempted (1,184), field goal percentage (.551), free throws made (414), free throws attempted (582), dunks (169) and double-doubles (38)...his 21.7 ppg scoring average is the second best in his 12-year career, topped only in his first year in Miami (23.2 ppg in 1995-96)...named NBA Defensive Player of the Year and All-Defensive First Team for the second consecutive season…was third in the MVP voting…selected All-NBA Second Team…was named the NBA Player of the Week twice (week ending Apr. 10 and the week ending Dec. 13)...recorded career single-season highs in games played (79), field goals made (652), field goals attempted (1,184), field goal percentage (.551), blocks (294) and points (1,718)…started the NBA All-Star Game and totaled 15 points, seven rebounds, three steals and a game-high four blocks in 27 minutes after receiving the third highest single-season vote total in NBA history (1,878,588) easily outdistancing Patrick Ewing (298,985) for the starting center spot in the Eastern Conference...was named NBA Player of the Month for the month of December 1999, becoming the second HEAT player to earn Player of the Month honors (the first was Glen Rice in April of 1992)...was named to the 2000 U.S. Olympic Team...scored his 10,000th career point at Seattle on Dec. 11...scored in double figures a career-best 77 times with 20-or-more points a career-high 51 times...scored 20-or-more points in 12 straight games from Jan. 13-Feb. 4, setting a club record (one game shy of tying his career high)...scored 30-or-more points nine times (Miami was 8-1 in those games) and topped the 40-point plateau once...scored in double figures in a franchise-record 75 straight games (the second longest of his career) from Mar. 23, 1999 to Feb. 23, 2000 before being held to nine points against Cleveland on Feb. 25…grabbed double figures in rebounds 38 times and tallied 38 double-doubles…led the team in scoring 48 times, in rebounds 48 times, in blocks in 73 games and in steals 10 times...recorded a double-double in a season-high five straight games from Mar. 20-28...hit an NBA season-high 19 consecutive field goal attempts on Feb. 21 (last six) and Feb. 23 (first 13)...recorded career highs in free throws made (17) and free throws attempted (24) vs. New Jersey on Feb. 23…was 14-14 from the line against Washington on Feb. 4, the 14 free throws made are his most in a game without a miss…hit a team-high 24 consecutive free throw attempts from Feb. 2-4...the streak of six straight games with double-figure free throw attempts from Feb. 26-Mar. 14 was his season high…grabbed his 5,000th career rebound at Houston on Jan. 23…his 12 defensive rebounds in the first half against New Jersey on Jan. 8 set a franchise record for defensive rebounds in a half…became the first player since Dikembe Mutombo (three straight years from 1993-96) to lead the league in blocked shots in consecutive seasons…had at least one block in an NBA-high 60 consecutive games (tying his career high, originally set from Nov. 17, 1994-Mar. 25, 1995) before being denied at Minnesota on Jan. 11...blocked at least five shots in a game 28 times…his 294 blocks were a HEAT single-season record (the previous single-season high was 189 by Mourning twice)…his seven blocks in the first half against Charlotte on Dec. 18 set a HEAT record for blocks in a half…had a streak of at least one block in 30 consecutive games from Feb. 9-Apr. 14 before being denied against Orlando on Apr. 18...scored 20 points in the first quarter at Sacramento on Dec. 10, one shy of the team record for points in a quarter, which he owns…Season Highs: 43 points (vs. New Jersey, Feb. 23), 18 rebounds (three times), nine blocks (twice), four assists (six times), two steals (10 times) and 47 minutes (vs. New York, Apr. 9).
Started all 46 games he appeared in for the HEAT and averaged 20.1 points (.511 FG%, .652 FT%), 11.0 rebounds, a career-high 3.91 blocks, 1.6 assists and 38.1 minutes...missed three games with a slight fracture of the right eye orbit and the final game with the same injury, plus a right hip pointer...named NBA Defensive Player of the Year and All-Defensive First Team...finished second in MVP voting behind Karl Malone...named All-NBA First Team...led the NBA in blocked shots, ranked fourth in field goal percentage, sixth in rebounds, 14th in scoring and 15th in minutes...recorded one-or-more blocks in 28 straight games (Mar. 10-May 4) and in 44 of the 46 contests he played...swatted six shots versus Philadelphia on Apr. 1 including his 611th block since joining Miami, surpassing Rony Seikaly for first place in HEAT franchise history...one of just three players in the NBA to average over 20 points and 11 rebounds per game (Tim Duncan and Chris Webber)...named NBA Player of the Week for week of Mar. 8-14...scored in double figures on 44 occasions with 22 games of at least 20 points and two 30-point performances…led team in scoring 22 times, rebounding 36 times, steals six times and blocks 41 times...grabbed double figures in rebounds 29 times and recorded 29 double-doubles…92 of his 324 field goals came on dunks (28.4 percent)...held opposing team’s starting centers to 8.8 ppg (.421 FG%), 6.6 rpg, 1.1 apg, 0.72 spg, and 0.87 bpg in 26.3 mpg...Season Highs: 34 points (vs. New Jersey, Feb. 15), 21 rebounds (at Milwaukee, Mar. 24), nine blocks (twice), six assists (at Orlando, Mar. 28), three steals (four times) and 46 minutes (vs. New York, Mar. 2).
Began the season on the injured list, recovering from knee surgery on Sept. 27 to repair a partial tear of the patellar tendon in his left knee…missed the first 22 games before being activated on Dec. 17…appeared in 58 games (56 starts) for the HEAT and missed two others with a fractured left cheekbone that required him to wear a protective mask…ranked third in the NBA in field goal percentage (.551, tied for his career best) and also led the HEAT in scoring (19.2 ppg), rebounding (9.6 rpg) and blocks (2.24 bpg, ninth in NBA) in 33.4 mpg while leading Miami to back-to-back Atlantic Division titles...was named NBA Player of the Week for the week ending Mar. 29…scored in double figures 53 times with 31 games of at least 20 points and three games of 30-or-more points…led the HEAT in scoring 27 times…grabbed at least 10 rebounds 26 times and recorded 24 double-doubles…Season Highs: 39 points (vs. Detroit, Feb. 13), 18 rebounds (vs. Washington, Apr. 17), seven blocks (twice), four assists (twice), four steals (at Golden State, Feb. 22) and 48 minutes (vs. Seattle, Mar. 3).
In 66 games (65 starts) with Miami he was the team leader in blocked shots (2.86 bpg, fourth in NBA), field goal percentage (.534, 11th in NBA) and rebounds (9.9 rpg) while leading the HEAT to its first Atlantic Division title...also averaged 19.8 points, 1.6 assists and 35.2 minutes…missed one game on Dec. 29 with a lower back strain, sat out the Feb. 6 game with plantar fasciitis of his right heel and played the next six games before missing the following 13 while on the injured list from Mar. 2-23 with a torn plantar fascia in his right foot…his 189 blocks tied his record for most in a HEAT season...scored in double figures 64 times with 35 games of at least 20 points and six 30-point performances…led the HEAT in scoring 27 times…grabbed at least 10 rebounds on 32 occasions and registered 32 double-doubles…Season Highs: 35 points (at New Jersey, Apr. 8), 19 rebounds (vs. Chicago, Nov. 6), eight blocks (at Golden State, Nov. 26), five assists (at Houston, Dec. 21), three steals (twice) and 47 minutes (vs. Indiana, Dec. 17).
Started each of the 70 games in which he appeared for the HEAT…missed 12 games while on the injured list with a partial tear in the left peroneus longus tendon (foot) suffered at Phoenix on Dec. 9...finished as the team-leader in scoring (23.2 ppg, seventh in NBA), rebounding (10.4 rpg, eighth in NBA), blocks (2.70 bpg, fifth in NBA) and minutes (38.2 mpg)...one of just five NBA players to average more than 20 points and 10 rebounds a game...scored a career-high 50 points (second in HEAT history) against Washington on Mar. 29, on 17-24 FGM and 16-17 FTM with 12 rebounds...his 19 field goals made and 34 field goals attempted against Boston on Feb. 3 set career highs...tied his career high and set a HEAT single-game record with nine blocks, plus tallied a career-high seven assists against Boston on Dec. 6...had a HEAT single-game record with his career-high tying 22 rebounds versus Charlotte on Jan. 19...recorded career single-season highs in free throw attempts (712), assists (159), steals (70) and scoring average (23.2 ppg)…scored in double figures 69 times with 45 games of at least 20 points, a career-high 12 30-point efforts, a career-high three 40-point outings and his lone 50-point game…twice (Feb. 13-25 and Mar. 20-Apr. 2) had streaks of seven straight games with at least 20 points…led the team in scoring 40 times…grabbed double figures in rebounds 42 times and tied his career high with 42 double-doubles…Season Highs: 50 points (vs. Washington, Mar. 29), 22 rebounds (vs. Charlotte, Jan. 19), nine blocks (vs. Boston, Dec. 6), seven assists (vs. Boston, Dec. 6), four steals (vs. Vancouver, Nov. 25) and 47 minutes (at Boston, Mar. 24).
Started each of the 77 games in which he appeared for the Charlotte Hornets…was one of four players to lead an NBA team in four major statistical categories: rebounds (9.9 rpg, 13th in NBA), blocks (2.92 bpg, fifth in NBA), field goal percentage (.519, 19th in NBA) and scoring (21.3 ppg, 13th in NBA)...set a career-best in minutes (2,941)...missed five games due to injury (strained right big toe, strained tendon in right foot, bruised right knee)...collected 10 points and a team-high eight rebounds in 19 minutes in the NBA All-Star Game at Phoenix on Feb. 12...scored in double figures in 75 games with 46 games of at least 20 points and nine 30-point efforts…grabbed double figures in rebounds a career-high 43 times…recorded 42 double-doubles (tied for his career high)…recorded a career-high eight straight games with a double-double from Mar. 2-16…notched 25 20-point/10-rebound games...set a Charlotte record for free throw attempts (644) and was third in the NBA in free throws made (490)…Season Highs: 36 points (twice), 18 rebounds (at New York, Nov. 26), seven blocks (twice), six assists (at Detroit, Apr. 14), four steals (vs. Houston, Feb. 16) and 49 minutes (at L.A. Lakers, Feb. 24).
Started 59 of the 60 games in which he appeared for Charlotte (the lone exception was at Sacramento on Jan. 13)…led the Hornets in points (21.5 ppg), rebounds (10.2 rpg) and blocks (3.13 bpg, fourth in NBA) while also averaging 1.4 assists and 33.6 minutes and shooting 50.5 percent from the field and 76.2 percent from the foul line…missed 22 games (21 due to injury - six with a sprained right ankle and 15 with a torn left calf muscle)...scored in double figures 58 times with 38 games of at least 20 points and six games with 30-or-more points…grabbed double figures in rebounds 38 times and recorded 38 double-doubles…grabbed a career-high 11 offensive rebounds against the Lakers in L.A. on Jan. 14…Season Highs: 39 points (vs. Detroit, Apr. 23), 18 rebounds (vs. Boston, Dec. 23), eight blocks (at Miami, Jan. 25), five assists (vs. Cleveland, Dec. 9), three steals (vs. San Antonio, Dec. 1) and 44 minutes (vs. San Antonio, Dec. 1).
Started each of the 78 games in which he appeared for Charlotte and averaged 21.0 points (.511 FG%, career-high .781 FT%), 10.3 rebounds, 3.47 blocks, 1.0 assists and 33.9 minutes…named NBA Player of the Week for the week ending Apr. 18…finished second on the team and second among NBA rookies in scoring (21.0 ppg) and rebounding (10.3 rpg)...recorded the highest scoring average of any rookie in Hornets’ history...Mourning and Shaquille O’Neal were the first rookies to average 20+ points and 10+ rebounds since David Robinson in 1989-90...ranked 14th in the league in rebounding and scoring...was fourth in NBA in blocks (3.47 bpg) and shattered all Hornets blocked shots records (271, more than the entire 1988-89 and 1989-90 teams)…scored in double figures 76 times (one shy of his career high)…had 45 games of at least 20 points and eight games of at least 30 points…grabbed double-figure rebounds 41 times and registered 41 double-doubles…grabbed 20-or-more rebounds twice…in addition to free throw percentage, he registered career single-season highs in free throws made (495) and total rebounds (805)…Season Highs: 37 points (at Indiana, Mar. 19), 22 rebounds (twice), nine blocks (at Chicago, Jan. 22), five assists (vs. Milwaukee, Apr. 21), two steals (twice) and 46 minutes (at Utah, Mar. 1).
2007: Appeared in all four games for Miami (no starts) in the Opening Round series against Chicago and averaged 6.3 points (.909 FG%, .385 FT%), 2.0 rebounds, 0.75 blocks, 0.3 assists and 13.8 minutes…his streak of 10 consecutive field goals made from Apr. 24-Apr. 29 was the HEAT 2007 postseason high and tied Houston’s Juwan Howard for the high in the 2007 NBA Playoffs…overall he missed just one field goal attempt in the 2007 Playoffs (his lone attempt in Game 1) and finished 10-11 from the floor in the series…his 90.9 percent field goal shooting marked the third straight postseason in which he shot at least 70 percent from the field…his three blocks ranked third on the team and his three dunks were tied for third…had one double-figure scoring effort…led the team in blocks twice…was Miami’s leading scorer off the bench once and also topped the HEAT reserves in blocks twice and rebounds once…2006: Came off the bench in each of the 21 games in which he saw action for the NBA champion HEAT and averaged 3.8 points (.703 FG%, .667 FT%), 2.9 rebounds, 1.14 blocks and 10.8 minutes…missed two games due to injury…ranked 15th in the NBA in blocks per game…ranked second on the team in blocks per game and third in total blocks (24)…led the HEAT in blocks nine times and in steals once…was Miami’s leading scorer of the bench on four occasions and also topped the HEAT reserves in blocks 14 times, rebounds and steals four times each and in assists once…scored in double figures twice…saw action in four games in Miami’s Opening Round series against Chicago and averaged 2.5 points (.800 FG%, 1.000 FT%), 2.0 rebounds, 0.75 blocks and 9.0 minutes…missed the first two games (Apr. 22 and 24) of the Chicago series recovering from a partial tear of his right calf that caused him to miss the final 14 games of the regular season…appeared in all five games in Miami’s Eastern Conference Semifinals series against New Jersey and averaged 5.8 points (.727 FG%, .722 FT%), 2.6 rebounds, 1.00 blocks and 12.2 minutes…played in all six games of the Eastern Conference Finals series against Detroit and averaged 2.5 points (.625 FG%, .500 FT%), 3.5 rebounds, 1.17 blocks and 10.5 minutes…appeared in all six NBA Finals games against Dallas and averaged 4.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, a team-leading 1.50 blocks and 11 minutes…had eight points, six rebounds and a game-high five blocks (his 2006 postseason high) in 14 minutes of action in Miami’s Game 6 clinching victory at Dallas on June 20…2005: Saw action in all 15 postseason games (two starts) for the HEAT and averaged 6.1 points (.705 FG%, .558 FT%), 4.8 rebounds, a team-leading 2.20 blocks and 16.9 minutes…ranked sixth in the NBA in blocks per game…led the team with 33 blocked shots…connected on 31-44 from the field…ranked third on the squad in offensive rebounds (21) and dunks (16)…in his two starts he averaged 7.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 3.00 blocks and 26.5 minutes while shooting 55.6 percent from the floor and 62.5 percent from the foul line…scored in double figures on three occasions, including one 20-point effort…grabbed double-figure rebounds once and recorded one double-double…led the HEAT in blocks 10 times and in points, rebounds and steals once each…was Miami’s leading scorer off the bench in three contests and led the reserves in blocks 11 times, in rebounds on 10 occasions, in steals three times and in minutes twice…averaged 9.5 points (.750 FG%, .609 FT%), 4.8 rebounds, 0.75 blocks and 15.5 minutes in Miami’s Opening Round sweep of New Jersey…scored a team-high 21 points (his 2005 playoff high) and grabbed nine rebounds in 16 minutes off the bench in Game 2 against New Jersey on Apr. 26…his 21-point effort in Game 2 against the Nets marked only the second time in Miami’s postseason history that a HEAT player scored at least 20 points off the bench and was one point shy of Grant Long’s team-record for points by a non-starter…averaged 6.0 points (.643 FG%, .545 FT%), 6.8 rebounds, a team-high 2.25 blocks and 19.3 minutes against Washington in the Eastern Conference Semifinals and started Games 3 and 4 in Washington…recorded his lone double-double with 14 points and a game-high 13 rebounds in a 2005 postseason-high 35 minutes in Game 3 at Washington on May 12…his block of a Larry Hughes drive with 8.3 seconds left in Game 4 on May 14 preserved a two-point HEAT lead and helped Miami complete its series sweep…averaged 4.1 points (.714 FG%, .500 FT%), 3.7 rebounds, a team-leading 3.00 blocks and 16.4 minutes in the Eastern Conference Finals against Detroit…2004: Was not included on New Jersey’s playoff roster due to injury…2001: Started all three playoff games against Charlotte…averaged 11.7 points (third on the team), 5.3 rebounds (third on team), a team-high tying 1.67 blocks, 1.0 assists and 30.3 minutes…scored in double-figures in two of the three contests…shot .480 (12-25) from the field, the second highest percentage on the HEAT…recorded team-highs in free throws made (11) and free throws attempted (19)…2000: Started all 10 games for Miami and averaged team-highs in points (21.6 ppg), rebounds (10.0 rpg) and blocks (3.30 bpg)...also averaged 1.4 assists and 37.6 minutes...averaged a team-high 23.1 points and 10.6 rebounds in the Eastern Conference Semifinal series against New York...his 10.6 rebound average in the Eastern Conference Semifinals against New York was the second highest in the franchise's postseason history and marked only the third time a HEAT player averaged double figures in rebounds in a postseason series...scored in double figures in all 10 games and had at least 20 points in seven of the 10 contests...recorded a team-high four double-doubles in the postseason (all in the Eastern Conference Semifinal series)...registered game-highs in points (29), rebounds (13) and blocks (five) in a team-high 46 minutes (his 2000 postseason high) in Game 7 against New York...his fifth rebound in Game 7 against New York was the 500th postseason rebound of his career...finished with 18 points (including his 1,000th career postseason point) and a game-high four blocks in Game 5 against the Knicks...grabbed six offensive rebounds in both Game 3 and Game 4 against New York (tying his postseason career high)...had game-highs in points (27) and rebounds (14) at New York in Game 4...recorded a double-double in Game 2 against the Knicks with 17 points, a game-high 17 rebounds, a game-high four blocks and three assists in 42 minutes...scored a game-high 26 points in Game 1 against New York...scored Miami's final eight points in the Game 1 win over New York...his bucket with 41.8 seconds left broke an 83-83 tie and he sealed the Game 1 win with a 17-foot jumper with 5.6 seconds left....just missed a triple-double in Game 1 of the opening round series against Detroit with 20 points, nine rebounds and a HEAT postseason record nine blocks...his nine blocks broke his franchise record for a postseason game (six, set twice) and his previous career high (seven vs. Chicago on Apr. 28, 1995)...the nine blocks fell one shy of tying the NBA postseason single-game record shared by Mark Eaton and Hakeem Olajuwon...1999: Averaged team bests of 21.6 points (.521 FG%, .653 FT%), 8.2 rebounds, 2.80 blocks, 1.60 steals and 38.8 minutes in five games against New York...tied his playoff career-high of three steals in Game 1 on May 8 and Game 2 on May 10...led the team in scoring in all five games...recorded a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds in Game 4 on May 14...1998: Played in four games and averaged 19.3 points, 8.5 rebounds, a team-high 2.50 blocks, 1.3 assists and 34.5 minutes….had a 30-point performance versus New York on Apr. 26...ejected at New York on Apr. 30 with 1.4 seconds remaining in Game 4 for fighting and served suspension in Game 5 versus New York on May 3...1997: Started all 17 games and was Miami’s top shot blocker (46) and rebounder (173)...averaged 17.8 points, 10.2 rebounds, 2.71 blocks, 1.1 assists and 37.1 minutes…scored in double figures in all 17 postseason contests with seven games of at least 20 points…led the team in scoring five times and in rebounds 11 times...1996: Started all three playoff games for Miami versus Chicago...averaged a team-high 18.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.00 blocks and 30.7 minutes…in Game 3 versus Chicago on May 1, scored a then franchise-high-tying 30 points…1995: Averaged a team-high 22.0 points, 13.3 rebounds and 3.25 blocks for Charlotte in four games versus Chicago...1993: Led the Hornets in playoff minutes (40.8 mpg), points (23.8 ppg), rebounds (9.9 rpg) and blocks (3.44 bpg) in nine games…greatest moment came in Game 4 against Boston in the Opening Round on May 4, when his 20-foot jump shot at the buzzer lifted Charlotte to a 3-1 series win.
2000: Started each of the six games in which he appeared and averaged 10.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.33 blocks and 1.3 assists while shooting 59.5 percent from the floor and 85 percent from the foul line in helping lead the USA to a gold medal…led the team in blocks (14), ranked second in free throw percentage and ranked third in scoring average and field goal percentage.
2005-06: Received the NBA Community Assist Award for July 2006…2001-02: Was named winner of the NBA’s J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award…selected to represent the Eastern Conference in the All-Star Game at Philadelphia…2000-01: Was voted by fans as the starting center for the Eastern Conference for the NBA All-Star Game in Washington, but was unable to play due to a kidney disorder…was a Second Team NBA All-Interview selection…won an Olympic gold medal as a member of the USA Men’s Basketball team in Sydney, Australia…elected by teammates to serve as one of three captains for the USA Men’s Basketball team at the 2000 Olympics…was named the 2000 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year…1999-2000: Named NBA Defensive Player of the Year and All-Defensive First Team...finished third in the MVP voting…was named All-NBA Second Team…led the NBA in block shots for the second consecutive season…voted by fans as the starting center for the Eastern Conference in the All-Star Game in Oakland…was named NBA Player of the Month for December…was selected NBA Player of the Week on Dec. 13 and Apr. 10…1998-99: Named NBA Defensive Player of the Year and All-Defensive First Team...named All-NBA First Team...led the NBA in blocked shots…named NBA Player of the Week for week of Mar. 8-14…1997-98: Named NBA Player of the Week for the week ending Mar. 29…1996-97: Selected to the NBA All-Star Game in Cleveland but did not play due to injury...named NBA Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 16...1995-96: First All-Star in HEAT history as a member of the Eastern Conference team in San Antonio…1994-95: Named to the Eastern Conference team for the All-Star Game held in Phoenix…Hornets Player of the Year for the second time in his career...1993-94: Selected to play in the NBA All-Star Game in Minneapolis as a reserve for the East but did not play due to a torn calf muscle...member of Dream Team II that won the gold medal at the 1994 USA Basketball World Championships in summer of 1994...1992-93: Was one of two unanimous choices for the NBA All-Rookie First Team...honored as the NBA’s Rookie of the Month in March and April…named Player of Week for the week ending Apr. 18...chosen Hornets Player of the Year as a rookie.
Averaged 16.7 points and 8.6 rebounds in 120 games during his four years at Georgetown...as a senior, averaged team-highs of 21.3 points, 10.7 rebounds and 5.0 blocks and tabbed first team All-America...first player named Big East Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Big East Tournament MVP in the same season...finalist for the prestigious James A. Naismith and John R. Wooden Awards...second player in GU history (Patrick Ewing) to collect more than 2,000 points (2,001) and 1,000 rebounds (1,032)...ranked second to Dikembe Mutombo in career blocked shots with 453 (3.78 bpg)...finished his career as Hoyas’ all-time leader in free throws made (771) and free throws attempted (1,023)...ranked third on school’s all-time rebounding list and fourth on all-time scoring list.