- His mother was an Olympic high jumper.
- Grew up in the Bahamas.
- Never missed a game in four seasons with the University of North Carolina Tar Heels, tying a school record with 140 appearances overall.
- Drafted by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the 1991 NBA Draft (24th overall selection) and played with Boston from 1991 to '97.
- Played with the Los Angeles Lakers from 1997 to 2004 and won three consecutive NBA championships (2000-02).
- Retired from basketball in 2004 and turned to a career as an actor.
- Acting debut was in William Friedkin's Blue Chips in 1994; breakout role was as prison inmate Jackson Vahue in Oz beginning in 2004.
- Was selected to compete on season 11 of ABC's Dancing With the Stars.