NBA guard/forward who began his career with the New York Knicks in 2004 and won his first NBA title with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009. He was signed to the Houston Rockets in 2014.
He played one year of college basketball at UCLA before declaring for the NBA Draft where the Knicks selected him 43rd overall.
After winning a championship with the Lakers, he spent a season with the Houston Rockets, two seasons with the New Orleans Hornets and then joined the Washington Wizards in 2012.
He married Bree Anderson. The couple has a son named Tajh, after Ariza's older brother who died in a tragic accident.
He became teammates with star point guard John Wall on the Wizards in 2012.