High-energy French basketball player and center in the NBA.
He moved to Paris in 1998 to attend the elite National Institute of Physical Education at the insistence of his father.
He underwent a six-hour open-heart surgery in July 2005, and less than six months later, returned to play professional basketball .
He grew up with four younger sisters: Elodie, Florence, Nadia, and Rachelle.
He played on the Miami Heat with Dwayne Wade.