Famed Brazilian basketball player who became the most prolific scorer in the history of professional basketball with 49,737 points. His career lasted from 1974 to 2003, setting a record for the longest professional career of any player ever.
He was born in Natal and began his carer with the Brazilian team Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras.
He was the top scorer at the Olympic Games in 1988, 1992 and 1996, becoming the first player to score 1,000 career points at the Games.
He married a woman named Cristina in the mid-70's. The have a son and a daughter.
He and star NBA forward Bernard King were both inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013.