Grew up with Inter Club Brazzaville (Republic of Congo).
Moved to Prisse Macon (France) in December 2006.
Signed with L'Hospitalet (Spain) in March 2007.
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics as 24th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft.
Moved to Manresa (Spain) in 2008-09.
Signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder in July 2009.
Signed with Real Madrid (Spain) in October 2011.
Named MVP of the Under 18 African Championship All-Star Team in 2006.
Played at the Nike Hoop Summit in 2008.
Won the Spanish League dunk contest in 2008.
Selected to the NBA Rookie All-Star Game in 2011.
Voted to the HoopsHype.com All-NBA 2nd Defensive Team in 2010-11.
Won the gold medal at the European Championship with the Spanish National Team in 2011.
Voted to the HoopsHype.com All-NBA 1st Defensive Team in 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14.
Selected to the NBA All-Defensive 1st Team in 2011-12 and 2012-13.
Led the NBA in blocked shots in 2011-12 and 2012-13.
Won the silver medal at the Olympic Games with the Spanish National Team in 2012.
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