1. He admires Pau Gasol‘s game and used to watch a lot of clips of him on YouTube.
2. He was fined for clashing with the Kings’ coaching staff two weeks into his rookie season.
3. He won 35 games in his lone year at Kentucky. That’s more wins than in any of his seasons in the NBA.
4. Only 23 players have won the Olympic and World titles with Team USA. He’s one of them.
5. He’s had six different head coaches during his time with the Kings.
6. He once prevented teammate Isaiah Thomas from shaking hands with arch enemy Chris Paul. Whom he once called ‘a cheater’.
7. He said he examined overseas options during the 2011 lockout.
8. He’s not a Top 50 NBA player salary-wise this season.
9. He gets his shot blocked more than any other player in the NBA.
10. He once scored 91 points in a charity game.
11. His brother Jaleel plays for the Texas Legends of the D-League.
12. He has a tattoo with the word ‘Misunderstood’.