- Born in Belgium, but was raised in France where his father was a pro basketball player for much of his career.
- After playing as an amateur, played two years as a pro in France for Paris Basket Racing.
- Entered the NBA Draft in 2001, and was selected in the first round by the San Antonio Spurs.
- With the Spurs, has won four championships, made six All-Star teams and was the MVP of the 2007 NBA Finals.
- Has also played for the France National team and was the MVP of the 2013 EuroBasket tournament.
- Owns a stake in a French pro basketball team.
- Made a French hip hop album titled TP.
- Directed and was the subject of a biographic film 9: Un chiffre, un homme.
- Was involved in unsuccessful bid by Paris for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
- Announced he will retire from international basketball after the 2016 Olympics in Rio.