Played college ball at Louisiana Tech until 1985.
Selected by the Utah Jazz as the 13th overall pick in the 1985 NBA Draft. Played in Utah till 2003.
Signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in July 2003.
Announced his retirement in February 2005.
Named director of basketball promotion and assistant strength and conditioning coach at Louisiana Tech in May 2007.
Won the gold medal at the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games with the US Team.
Named NBA MVP in 1997 and 1999.
11 times selected to the All-NBA 1st Team.
3 times selected to the NBA All-Defensive 1st Team. Named to the NBA All-Defensive 2nd Team another time.
14 times selected to the NBA All-Star Game. MVP in 1989 and 1993.
Selected in 1996 as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.
Ranks second in the NBA all-time scoring list.
Ranks seventh in the NBA all-time rebounding list.
Holds the record for most points scored from the charity stripe.
Voted to the HoopsHype.com All-NBA 3rd Team in 2002-03.
Had his number retired by the Utah Jazz in March 2006.
Selected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010 individually and as a member of the Dream Team.
His daughter Charyl Ford plays in the WNBA.