- Played four years for DJK Wurzburg in German pro league.
- Served a mandatory stint in the German army in 1997-98.
- Was the ninth pick of the 1998 NBA Draft, selected by Milwaukee, but immediately traded to the Dallas Mavericks.
- Was the MVP for the 2002 FIBA World Championships, with Germany winning the bronze medal.
- Has led the Mavericks to 11 straight playoff appearances and has made the NBA All-Star team 10 straight times.
- Became the first European born NBA MVP in 2006.
- Is the Mavericks all-time leader in points, rebounds, 3-pointers made and free throws.
- Plays saxophone and guitar.