- Named to the NAIA All-America Team in his junior and senior years at Central Arkansas.
- Taken fifth overall by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1987 NBA draft, but was traded to the Chicago Bulls for Olden Polynice.
- Sat out Game 7 of the 1990 Eastern Conference finals against the eventual NBA champion Detroit Pistons due to severe migraines.
- Was selected for the U.S. National Team, dubbed the Dream Team, in the 1992 Summer Olympics.
- Along with Michael Jordan, was a crucial part of the Bulls in their NBA title "threepeats" in the 1990s (1991-93; 1996-98).
- Wrote Reach Higher, a children's book, in 1997.
- His No. 33 jersey was retired by the Bulls in 2005.
- Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.