Hall of Fame forward for the Utah Jazz known as "The Mailman," who played alongside the NBA's great assist man, John Stockton. He was named NBA MVP in 1997 and 1999 and was selected to 14 NBA All-Star teams.
Growing up in Louisiana, he worked on a farm hunting, chopping trees, and fishing. He was drafted 13th overall in 1985 after playing four seasons at Louisiana Tech University.
In his last year in the league he joined the Los Angeles Lakers to try and win his first championship, but his Lakers were defeated in the Finals by the Detroit Pistons.
He married Kay Kinsey in 1990. His daughter Cheryl Ford became a WNBA forward and his son Demetress Bell became a pro football player.
He played alongside superstar shooting guard Kobe Bryant during his lone season with the Lakers.