Has appeared in 819 regular season games (692 starts) in his 12-year NBA career with five different teams…has averaged 13.3 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.08 steals, 0.81 blocks and 30.6 minutes while shooting 47.8 percent from the floor, 26.3 percent from three-point range and 82.1 percent from the foul line…his 819 career games played is tops among current members of the HEAT…is a one-time NBA All-Star (1997)…was an NBA All-Rookie First Team selection in 1992-93…has scored in double figures on 544 occasions (500 as a starter), including 167 games of at least 20 points and five games of 30-or-more points…his longest stretch of consecutive games scoring in double figures is 62 and was accomplished from Mar. 6, 1995-Feb. 13, 1996…his longest stretch of consecutive 20-point games is five and was set from Mar. 19-26, 1993…his highest scoring output as a starter is 37 and occurred against Chicago on Dec. 26, 1996 and his highest scoring output off the bench is 26 and occurred against New Jersey on Mar. 10, 2001…has grabbed double-figure rebounds on 188 occasions (180 as a starter)…his longest streak of consecutive games with double-figure rebounds is eight and occurred from Dec. 20, 1996-Jan. 7, 1997…has recorded 167 double-doubles…his longest stretch of consecutive games recording a double-double is eight and was accomplished from Dec. 20, 1996-Jan. 7, 1997…his longest stretch of consecutive games with at least one blocked shot is 13 and was accomplished from Jan. 11, 1995-Feb. 3, 1995…enters the 2004-05 season 139 points shy of 11,000 for his career, 71 field goals shy of 4,000 and 325 rebounds shy of 6,000…has appeared in 32 postseason contests and has made 23 starts…has averaged 13.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.00 steals and 31.9 minutes while shooting 42.8 percent from the floor, 18.5 percent from three-point range and 79.2 percent from the foul line…has scored in double figures in 22 postseason contests, including seven games with at least 20 points…his longest streak of consecutive postseason games scoring in double figures is nine and was set from May 10, 1996-May 4, 1997…has grabbed double-figure rebounds in three postseason contests and recorded three double-doubles…in his lone All-Star appearance he totaled seven points, 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 24 minutes.
Saw action in 48 games (18 starts) with the Washington Wizards and averaged 5.9 points (.465 FG%, .800 FT%), 4.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.77 steals and 20.5 minutes…missed 12 games due to injury, five due to an NBA imposed suspension and was a DNP-CD on 17 occasions…scored in double figures on 12 occasions…grabbed double-figure rebounds on four occasions and posted three double-doubles…led the Wizards in scoring once, in rebounds and steals nine times each, in assists and blocks seven times each and in minutes played once…matched his career-high with five blocks at Dallas on Nov. 5…matched his career-high with nine assists against Golden State on Jan. 2… Season Highs: 17 points (at Memphis, Dec. 5), 15 rebounds (at Orlando, Mar. 10), nine assists (vs. Golden State, Jan. 2), five blocks (vs. Dallas, Nov. 5), four steals (at New Jersey, Dec. 19) and 40 minutes (vs. Philadelphia, Nov. 11).
Appeared in 76 games (66 starts) for the Wizards and averaged 8.3 points (.494 FG%, .833 FT%), 6.6 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.08 steals and 29.1 minutes…missed one game due to injury (Jan. 22 at New Orleans due to flu like symptoms) and was a DNP-CD on five occasions…ranked 13 th in the NBA in steals-to-turnover ratio (0.94:1), 17 th in assists-to-turnover ratio (career-high 2.70:1) and 38 th in rebounds per game…scored in double figures on 28 occasions, including one 20-point outing…grabbed double figures in rebounds 18 times and posted 10 double-doubles…led the team in scoring once, in rebounds a team-high 22 times, in steals on 20 occasions, in assists eight times and in blocks in six contests…scored his 10,000 th career point against Milwaukee on Dec. 3…grabbed his 5,000 th career rebound at New Jersey on Dec. 13…tied his career-high with nine assists against the Knicks on Apr. 14…his 15 defensive rebounds and 18 total rebounds against Detroit on Mar. 18 tied the Wizards single-game high during the 2002-03 season… Season Highs: 21 points (at Chicago, Jan. 24), 18 rebounds (vs. Detroit, Mar. 18), nine assists (vs. New York, Apr. 14), three steals (five times), three blocks (vs. Golden State, Jan. 10) and 49 minutes (at Boston, Apr. 6).
Appeared in 57 games (48 starts) with the Wizards and averaged 7.1 points (.464 FG%, .868 FT%), 5.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.05 steals and 25.3 minutes…missed a total of 25 games due to injury and spent two stints on the injured list…missed 14 games from Dec. 14-Jan. 16 while on the injured list with a broken fibula in his left leg…sat out a pair of games from Jan. 22-24 with a sore right thigh…missed seven games from Jan. 26-Feb. 7 while on the injured with a bruised right thigh…sat a pair of games from Apr. 5-6 with back spasms…scored in double figures 16 times, including one game with at least 20 points…grabbed double-figure rebounds on six occasions and posted four double-doubles…led the team in scoring once, in rebounds eight times and in assists on six occasions…recorded a career-high 13 field goals at Boston on Nov. 7…tied his career-high with nine assists against Orlando on Mar. 3… Season Highs: 29 points (at Boston, Nov. 7), 16 rebounds (at Boston, Mar. 10), nine assists (vs. Orlando, Mar. 3), five steals (at Miami, Feb. 24), three blocks (vs. Utah, Nov. 16) and 45 minutes (at Indiana, Nov. 22).
Split the season between the Dallas Mavericks and the Washington Wizards…appeared in 78 games (48 starts) and averaged 9.3 points (.503 FG%, .833 FT%), 4.7 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.91 steals and 21.3 minutes…missed three games with the Wizards after being acquired from Dallas…did not arrive in time for the Feb. 22 game against Sacramento…sat out the Apr. 11 game against Chicago due to the flu and missed the season finale against Toronto due to a sore big left toe…established a career high in field goal percentage…scored in double figures on 33 occasions (19 as a starter), 19 times with the Wizards and 14 with Dallas…recorded two games with at least 20 points…grabbed double-figure rebounds on five occasions and posted five double-doubles…in 53 games with the Mavericks (35 starts) he averaged 7.5 points (.511 FG%, .817 FT%), 4.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.75 steals and 17.5 minutes…led the Mavs in scoring once, in steals eight times, in rebounds on four occasions, in blocks three times and in assists twice…appeared in 25 games (13 starts) with the Wizards and averaged 13.2 points (.491 FG%, .844 FT%), 6.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.24 steals and 29.3 minutes…topped the Wizards in scoring once, in rebounds seven times and in assists twice… Season Highs: 26 points (twice), 14 rebounds (vs. Orlando, Jan. 18), five assists (three times), four steals (three times), four blocks (vs. Houston, Mar. 31) and 42 minutes (vs. Orlando, Apr. 13).
Started all 82 games for the Detroit Pistons and averaged 12.2 points (.473 FG%, .812 FT%), 6.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.01 steals and 29.8 minutes…the 1999-00 season marked the second time in his career he played and started all 82 games in a season…led the team in blocked shots (45) and ranked second in offensive rebounds (175) and total rebounds (553)…scored in double figures on 53 occasions, including seven games with at least 20 points…grabbed double-figure rebounds on 15 occasions and registered 11 double-doubles…led the team in scoring twice, in rebounds on 17 occasions and in assists three times…grabbed a career-high 10 offensive rebounds at Orlando on Jan. 3…his 15 defensive rebounds against Philadelphia on Jan. 29 tied the Pistons' single-game high for the 1999-00 season…his four blocks at Denver on Dec. 1 tied the Pistons' single-game high for the 1999-00 season…passed the 500 career block shot plateau on Jan. 23 against Dallas… Season Highs: 28 points (at New Jersey, Jan. 20), 17 rebounds (vs. Orlando, Mar. 15), six assists (three times), four steals (twice), four blocks (at Denver, Dec. 1) and 44 minutes (at New Jersey, Jan. 20).
Came off the bench in all 16 games in which he appeared for the Pistons and averaged 7.6 points (.358 FG%, .772 FT%), 3.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.94 steals, 0.75 blocks and 21.1 minutes…was placed on the injured list twice and missed a total of 34 games due to injury…sat out the first 22 games of the season (Feb. 5-Mar 16) due to a ruptured Achilles which occurred in the offseason…suffered a fractured rib against Chicago on Apr. 1 which caused him to miss the next 12 games (Apr. 3-25)…scored in double figures on four occasions…led the Pistons in scoring once, rebounds once and assists once all in the same game (Mar. 22 at Milwaukee)… Season Highs: 17 points (at Milwaukee, Mar. 22), nine rebounds (at Milwaukee, Mar. 22), five assists (twice), four blocks (vs. Philadelphia, May 2), three steals (twice) and 31 minutes (at Philadelphia, May 5).
Appeared in 74 games (49 starts) for the Atlanta Hawks and averaged 13.8 points (.485 FG%, .864 FT%), 6.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 0.99 blocks, 0.96 steals and 30.8 minutes…missed a total of eight games due to injury…sat out four games from Feb. 10-16 due to the flu and missed four games from Mar. 31-Apr. 6 due to a sprained right ankle…ranked ninth in the NBA in free throw percentage, 29 th in field goal percentage and 38 th in blocks per game…ranked second on the Hawks in free throws made (306), defensive rebounds (345), total rebounds (487) and blocks (73)…scored in double figures on 51 occasions (36 as a starter), including 15 games with at least 20 points…grabbed double-figure rebounds on 12 occasions and posted 10 double-doubles…led the Hawks in scoring 13 times, in rebounds on 15 occasions and in assists eight times…grabbed his 3,500 th career rebound against Portland on Jan. 24…played his 400 th career game at New York on Nov. 20…matched his career-high in minutes played with 51 at Toronto on Nov. 26… Season Highs: 25 points (at Detroit, Nov. 22), 13 rebounds (twice), six assists (twice), five steals (at Miami, Dec. 20), four blocks (twice) and 51 minutes (at Toronto, Nov. 26).
Was the only Hawk to start all 82 games and averaged 18.1 points (.486 FG%, .816 FT%), 8.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.24 steals, 0.78 blocks and 38.3 minutes…ranked 29 th in the NBA in scoring average, 21 st in rebounding average, 24 th in minutes per game, 35 th in free throw percentage and 40 th in field goal percentage…established single-season career highs in minutes played (3,140), points (1,486), field goals made (548) and attempted (1,128), three-point field goals made (31) and attempted (88), three-point field goal percentage (.352), offensive rebounds (212) and total rebounds (720)…was selected as a reserve for the Eastern Conference in the 1997 All-Star Game and totaled seven points, 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 24 minutes…hit a season-high 42 consecutive free throw attempts from Dec. 20-Jan. 4…led Atlanta in points, games played, minutes played, starts, field goals made, free throws made (359) and free throws attempted (440)…scored in double figures a career-high 78 times, including a career-high 33 games with at least 20 points and a career-high four 30-point efforts…grabbed double-figure rebounds a career-high 31 times and posted a career-high 31 double-doubles…grabbed double-figure rebounds and posted a double-double in a career-high eight consecutive games from Dec. 20-Jan. 7…led the Hawks in scoring 25 times, in rebounds on 22 occasions and in assists five times…scored a career-high 37 points against Chicago on Dec. 26…set career-highs in both three-point field goals made (three) and attempted (five) at Boston on Nov. 13… Season Highs: 37 points (vs. Chicago, Dec. 26), 16 rebounds (vs. Charlotte, Feb. 22), eight assists (at Boston, Nov. 13), five steals (at Miami, Jan. 21), three blocks (six times) and 51 minutes (vs. San Antonio, Jan. 11).
Split the season between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Atlanta Hawks…appeared in 74 games (71 starts) and averaged 16.4 points (.487 FG%, .818 FT%), 7.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 0.96 steals, 0.96 blocks and 33.7 minutes…missed six games (Nov. 14-25) with Minnesota due to a sprained left ankle…started all 44 games he appeared in with Minnesota and averaged 18.0 points (.486 FG%, .816 FT%), 6.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 0.98 blocks, 0.91 steals and 34.5 minutes…saw action in 30 games (27 starts) with the Hawks and averaged 14.2 points (.489 FG%, .823 FT%), 7.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.03 steals, 0.93 blocks and 32.6 minutes…scored in double figures on 66 occasions (42 with Minnesota), including 24 games with at least 20 points…grabbed double figures in rebounds on 17 occasions (10 with Atlanta) and recorded 16 double-doubles (10 with Atlanta)…led the Timberwolves in scoring 18 times and in rebounds on 13 occasions…topped the Hawks in scoring four times, in rebounds on 10 occasions and in assists twice… Season Highs: 29 points (twice), 14 rebounds (at Miami, Apr. 21), nine assists (at Indiana, Jan. 13), five steals (at L.A. Lakers, Jan. 9), four blocks (three times) and 47 minutes (at New Jersey, Jan. 20).
Appeared in 81 games (80 starts) for the Timberwolves and averaged 16.3 points (.489 FG%, .818 FT%), 7.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.25 steals, 1.07 blocks and 34.2 minutes…missed one game due to injury (Dec. 10 vs. Phoenix due to a bruised elbow)…finished 12 th in the NBA in free throw attempts (500)…established a career-high in blocks with 87…blocked at least one shot in a career-high 13 consecutive games from Jan. 11-Feb. 3…led Minnesota in games played, starts, minutes played (2,770), field goal percentage, free throws made (409) and attempted (500), defensive rebounds (449), total rebounds (613), rebounds per game and blocks…finished second on the team in points (1,322), scoring average, field goals made (450) and attempted (920) and steals (101)…scored in double figures on 71 occasions (70 as a starter), including 23 games with at least 20 points…grabbed double-figure rebounds on 21 occasions and posted 21 double-doubles…led Minnesota in scoring 22 times, in rebounds 38 times and in assists on 11 occasions…became the Timberwolves' all-time leading rebounder on Dec. 16 vs. New Jersey…matched his career high with six steals at the L.A. Clippers on Dec. 3… Season Highs: 26 points (four times), 16 rebounds (vs. L.A. Clippers, Mar. 19), eight assists (at Philadelphia, Feb. 15), six steals (at L.A. Clippers, Dec. 3), three blocks (nine times) and 48 minutes (vs. Denver, Jan. 3).
Saw action in 70 games (67 starts) for the Timberwolves and averaged 16.8 points (.448 FG%, .783 FT%), 8.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.24 steals, 1.23 blocks and 34.7 minutes…ranked 11 th in the NBA in free throw attempts per game (6.8)…established a career-high in assists with 307…led the Timberwolves in scoring average, rebounding average, free throws made (375) and attempted (479) and blocked shots (86)…scored in double figures 59 times (57 as a starter), including 28 games with at least 20 points…grabbed double-figure rebounds 29 times and recorded 28 double-doubles…topped the team in scoring 22 times, in rebounds on 42 occasions and in assists 18 times…ranked fourth among forwards in the NBA in assists trailing only Scottie Pippen, Chris Mullin and Charles Barkley…recorded a career-high nine assists at Sacramento on Dec. 1…recorded a career-high 21 free throw attempts against Dallas on Nov. 12…matched his career-high with 25 field goal attempts against the Lakers on Nov. 27…recorded a career-high six steals against Dallas on Dec. 23…matched his career high with five blocks against both the Nets (Jan. 19 in New Jersey) and Denver (Apr. 17 in Minnesota)… Season Highs: 29 points (at Milwaukee, Nov. 16), 15 rebounds (twice), nine assists (at Sacramento, Dec. 1), six steals (vs. Dallas, Dec. 23), five blocks (twice) and 47 minutes (vs. Sacramento, Nov. 19).
Started each of the 81 games in which he appeared and averaged 18.2 points (.474 FG%, .835 FT%), 8.7 rebounds, 2.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.30 steals, 1.02 blocks and 34.9 minutes…missed one game due to suspension…earned NBA All-Rookie First Team honors…established career highs in scoring average, free throws made (462) and attempted (553), defensive rebounds (537) and steals (105)…ranked 11 th in the NBA in free throw attempts…set Minnesota records for free throws made, defensive rebounds and total rebounds (708) and also led the Timberwolves in games played, starts, free throws attempted, offensive rebounds (171) and blocks (83)…set the Minnesota rookie single-season records for points (1,472), free throws made and attempted, free throw percentage, defensive and total rebounds, minutes played (2,823) and starts…scored in double figures 73 times, including a career-high 33 games with 20-or-more points and one game with at least 30 points…grabbed double-figure rebounds on 30 occasions and registered 28 double-doubles…topped the team in scoring 23 times and in rebounds on 47 occasions…twice recorded a career-high 25 field goal attempts (Dec. 19 at Golden State and Mar. 26 vs. Golden State)…hit a career-high 18 free throws in a season-high 20 attempts against Sacramento on Feb. 18…his 18 free throws made against Sacramento set a franchise single-game record and a Target Center single-game record…grabbed a career-high 17 defensive rebounds against Charlotte on Mar. 21 and a career-high 19 total rebounds at Utah on Mar. 9…made his NBA debut at Boston on Nov. 6 and totaled eight points, seven rebounds, two steals and one assist in 30 minutes…recorded his first double-double in his second career game, finishing with 26 points and 14 rebounds against Golden State on Nov. 7…registered his first career 30-point game against Boston on Dec. 15 in his 18 th pro contest, finishing with season-highs in points (35), rebounds (17) and minutes played (51)…the 35 points and 17 rebounds both set Minnesota single-game rookie records… Season Highs: 35 points (vs. Boston, Dec. 15), 19 rebounds (at Utah, Mar. 9), eight assists (at L.A. Lakers, Mar. 31), five steals (twice), five blocks (vs. Dallas, Nov. 10) and 51 minutes (twice).
2000: Started all three games for the Pistons against the HEAT and averaged 6.7 points (.412 FG%, .750 FT%), 5.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 25.0 minutes… 1999: Came off the bench in all five games for the Pistons against the Atlanta Hawks and averaged 10.2 points (.426 FG%, .786 FT%), 2.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.80 steals and 24.6 minutes…scored in double figures twice… 1998: Came off the bench in all four games for the Hawks against the Charlotte Hornets and averaged 9.8 points (.343 FG%, .882 FT%), 4.3 rebounds, 1.50 steals, 1.0 assists and 21.8 minutes…recorded a postseason career-high in free throw percentage…scored in double figures in three of the four contests… 1997: Started all 10 games for the Hawks and averaged 17.6 points (.405 FG%, .857 FT%), 7.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.00 steals, 0.80 blocks and 40.3 minutes…averaged 19.0 points (.450 FG%, .955 FT%), 7.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 0.80 steals, 0.80 blocks and 40.4 minutes in the five-game Opening Round series against Detroit and 16.2 points (.356 FG%, .794 FT%), 7.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.20 steals, 0.80 blocks and 40.2 minutes in the five-game Eastern Conference Semifinal series against Chicago…the 19.0 scoring average he recorded in the Opening Round against Detroit is his highest in a playoff series…recorded postseason single-season highs in minutes played (403), points scored (176), scoring average, field goals made (62) and attempted (153), three-point field goals made (four) and attempted (21), free throws made (48) and attempted (56), defensive rebounds (53), total rebounds (72) and assists (26)…led the Hawks in field goals made…scored in double figures on nine occasions, including four games with at least 20 points…grabbed double-figure rebounds twice and registered a pair of double-doubles…grabbed a postseason career-high nine defensive rebounds in Game 4 of the Opening Round series at Detroit on May 2…recorded postseason career-highs in minutes (46), field goal attempts (25), three-point field goal attempts (four), offensive rebounds (eight), total rebounds (12) and steals (five) in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against Chicago on May 11…handed out a postseason career-high six assists in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinal series at Chicago on May 6…recorded a postseason career-high in free throw attempts with 12 in Game 5 at Chicago on May 13 and matched his postseason career-high in free throws made with 10… 1996: Started all 10 games for the Atlanta Hawks and averaged 15.7 points (.484 FG%, .704 FT%), 6.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.20 steals, 1.00 blocks and 33.4 minutes…averaged 15.2 points (.413 FG%, .774 FT%), 8.4 rebounds, 1.40 blocks, 1.2 assists, 1.0 steals and 35.4 minutes in the five-game Opening Round series against Indiana and 16.2 points (.559 FG%, .609 FT%), 5.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.40 steals, 0.60 blocks and 31.4 minutes in the five-game Eastern Conference Semifinals series against Orlando…recorded postseason single-season highs in field goal percentage, offensive rebounds (27), steals (12) and blocks (10)…led the Hawks in free throws made (38) and attempted (54)…scored in double figures on eight occasions, including three games with at least 20 points…grabbed double figures in rebounds once and registered one double-double…made his NBA Playoffs debut at Indiana on Apr. 25 and totaled 14 points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 31 minutes…recorded his first career postseason double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds in Game 5 of Atlanta's Opening Round series at Indiana on May 5…scored a postseason career-high 26 points against Orlando in Game 3 of Eastern Conference Semifinal series on May 12…also established a postseason career high in field goals made with 11…recorded a postseason career-high with three blocks at Indiana in Game 2 of the Opening Round series on Apr. 27.
1992: Was the lone rookie on the original USA Dream Team which captured the gold medal at the 1992 Olympic Games…saw action in all eight games and averaged 4.8 points (.450 FG%, .900 FT%), 2.5 rebounds and 1.00 steals.
1996-97: Selected as a reserve for the Eastern Conference All-Star team… 1992-93: Was an NBA All-Rookie First Team selection.
Played four seasons at Duke and averaged 16.6 points (.574 FG%, .806 FT%), 7.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 27.4 minutes in 148 games…his number 32 jersey was the sixth Blue Devil number to be retired…was the first player ever to start in four consecutive NCAA Final Fours and led Duke to the NCAA championship in both 1991 and 1992…captured Most Outstanding Player honors for the 1991 NCAA Tournament…finished his career as the all-time leading scorer in NCAA Tournament history with 407 points…became the third Duke player to reach 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds…left Duke as the school's second all-time leading scorer and rebounder…as a senior in 1991-92 he captured the Wooden Award, the Naismith Award, the Kodak/NABC Award and The Sporting News College Player of the Year Award as the nation's top collegiate player…was a unanimous First Team All-American as a senior and the ACC Player of the Year…averaged 24.3 points and 10.3 rebounds in the ACC Tournament his senior year…was named MVP of the NCAA East Regional after scoring 31 points, while shooting 10-10 from both the floor and the foul line, including hitting the game-winner at the buzzer in overtime against Kentucky, in one of the most memorable games in NCAA Tournament history…was named a First Team All-American in 1991-92 by the Associated Press, United Press International, NABC, Scripp-Howard, Basketball Weekly and The Sporting News …also named to The Sporting News All-America Second Team in 1990-91 and The Sporting News All-America Third Team in 1989-90…shot 55.7 percent from three-point range as a senior and ranked second in the nation…increased his scoring average every year during his collegiate career (8.9 ppg as a freshman, 16.3 ppg as a sophomore, 19.8 ppg as a junior and 21.5 ppg as a senior).
Full name is Christian Donald Laettner…was named after Christian Diestl, a German soldier played by Marlon Brando in the 1958 film, “The Young Lions”…nickname is “Late”…graduated from Duke with a degree in sociology…chose his major because he had an interest in sociological factors and physiology…considers his wife, Lisa, and their two daughters, Sophia and Sommer, is what he is most proud of…parents are Bonnie and George Laettner…his brother, Chris, played college baseball at the State University of New York at Fredonia and then became a professional umpire…his sister, Leanne, played volleyball and basketball at Valparaiso University and his other sister, Katherine, played basketball at Wingate University…lists his entire family (parents, siblings, wife, daughters and all relatives), teachers, coaches and God as people who made a difference in his life…played with Chuck Person, the brother of current teammate Wesley Person, his first two seasons in Minnesota (1992-94)…joined former Duke and Minnesota teammate Brian Davis and is a special limited partner of Blue Devil Ventures, LLC (www.bluedevilventures.com) a Durham, NC-based community development company specializing in the adaptive reuse of historic urban properties, in particular BDV focuses on developing downtown Durham residential opportunities that will act as a catalyst for urban revitalization…joined a group of investors, including Jason Kidd and the Barry brothers (Brent, Jon and Scooter), to purchase a Triple A baseball team in Phoenix…is a fan of extreme sports…in his free time he likes to fish or spend time with his family…lists playing table tennis, golf and the piano among his hobbies…enjoys listening to hard rock and lists the Smashing Pumpkins as his favorite artists…his favorite movies include “Deer Hunter”, “First Blood”, “Jaws” and “Last Action Hero”…lists Stephen King as his favorite author…when he is done playing he would like to coach and spend time with his family…as a youngster he was a fan of Julius Erving and the Philadelphia 76ers…while he played for the Timberwolves he bought a block of tickets to all home games which were given to area children…also co-chaired the Minneapolis Children's Medical Center Benefit Golf Tournament with Ahmad Rashad at Hazeltine National Golf Club…donated $1 million to his high school, The Nichols School in Buffalo, at the NBA Store on Apr. 5, 2001, $250,000 of the donation went to create a scholarship fund for students in financial need and the other $750,000 was directed to the school's gymnasium fund to aid in the completion of a new facility named in his honor in the Summer of 2001…his favorite type of food is chicken wings and says his favorite restaurant is any chicken wing spot in Buffalo, NY…states his dream vacation spot is the Caribbean Islands or anywhere in Hawaii…says the best place he has visited is the tropics where he enjoys the clear blue seas…has two tattoos, one which means first tattoo and the other is of his family…his game day ritual includes getting rest and eating a good meal…wears a size 16.5 shoe.