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Born: Dec 11, 1976
Height: 6-9 /  2,06
Weight: 245  lbs. / 111,1  kg.
College: California
Years Pro: 12

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2006-07 REGULAR SEASON:
Averaged 9.9 ppg (.474 FG%, .150 3pt%, .726 FT%), 5.0 rpg, 1.4 apg, and 25.2 mpg in 80 games (started 45) … Missed one game with the stomach flu (12/27 vs. Philadelphia) and one contest with a sore right knee (1/31 at Minnesota) … As a starter, posted 10.8 ppg (.480 FG%, 2-12 3pt, .701 FT%), 5.2 rpg, 1.5 apg, and 27.8 mpg … Scored in double-figures in 44 games and tallied 20-plus points four times … Grabbed 10 or more rebounds on five occasions … Recorded four double-doubles … Shot 50% or better from the field 43 times … Collected two or more steals in 13 contests … Led Kings in scoring twice, rebounding 14 times, and assists once … Top Single-Game Performances: Registered a season-high 25 points (9-16 FG, 7-9 FT), four rebounds, four assists, three steals, and two blocks in 42 minutes at New York (1/15) … Logged 21 points (10-19 FG, 1-1 FT), a game-high 13 rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 33 minutes vs. Memphis (11/15) … Scored a game-high 21 points (6-8 FG, 1-1 3pt, 8-8 FT) to accompany eight rebounds, two assists, and two steals in 30 minutes at Utah (12/15) … Posted 19 points (8-12 FG, 1-1 3pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, three assists, two steals, and three blocks in 43 minutes vs. Minnesota (3/21) … Hauled in a season-high 14 rebounds to complement 23 points (8-14 FG, 7-10 FT), one assist, and one steal in 33 minutes vs. Golden State (4/13).

NBA CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Averaging 18.2 ppg (.472 FG%, .297 3pt%, .810 FT%), 7.6 rpg, 2.6 apg, 0.99 spg, 0.77 bpg, and 35.0 mpg in 824 regular season games through 11 NBA seasons with Vancouver (1996-97 – 2000-01), Atlanta (2001-02 – 2003-04), Portland (2003-04 – 2004-05), and Sacramento (2005-06 – 2006- 07) … Entering the 2007-08 season, ranks 16th with 227 career double-doubles, 24th in career scoring average, seventh in free throws made (4,002), and eighth in free throws attempted (4,939) among active players … Also ranks eighth among active forwards in career free throw percentage … Named to the 2000 Men’s National Team by USA Basketball … Averaged at least 20.0 ppg for five consecutive seasons (1997-98 – 2001-02) before posting 19.9 ppg in 2002-03 … Averaging 9.2 ppg (.535 FG%, .600 FT%), 4.8 rpg, 1.2 apg, and 21.5 mpg in six career postseason games (all with Sacramento) … Shot a career-best .525 from the field in first season as a King, averaging 12.3 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 2.1 apg, and 27.3 mpg in 72 games (started 30) in 2005-06, finishing 10th in the NBA in field goal percentage … Ended a 10-year playoff drought by appearing in the NBA postseason with Sacramento in 2006 vs. the San Antonio Spurs … Ranked 19th in the NBA in postseason field goal percentage (.535) … Recorded playoff career-highs of 27 points (12-19 FG, 3-3 FT) and nine rebounds in Game 2 at San Antonio (4/25/06) … In 86 games with the Trail Blazers, averaged 14.3 ppg (.487 FG%, .380 3pt%, .857 FT%), 6.2 rpg, 1.8 apg, and 30.2 mpg … Missed only one game (sore back) in 2002-03, starting all 81 games in which he played for Atlanta, finishing 26th in the NBA in scoring (19.9 ppg) and 15th in rebounding (8.4 rpg) … Tallied 18 points vs. Washington on December 28, 2002 to become the sixth-youngest player in NBA history to reach the 10,000-point plateau at 26 years and 17 days, trailing only Kobe Bryant, Bob McAdoo, Shaquille O’Neal, Michael Jordan, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with that distinction … Posted 21.2 ppg (.461 FG%, .300 3pt%, .801 FT%), 9.0 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.27 spg, 1.05 bpg, and 38.7 mpg in first season with the Hawks in 2001-02, leading the team in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage, blocks, and minutes played … Ranked 15th in the NBA in scoring, 13th in rebounding, and finished 14th with 32 double-doubles … Scored a career-high 50 points (including a career-high 21 FGM) vs. Detroit (11/23/01), becoming the first Hawks player to hit the mark since Dominique Wilkens poured in 52 vs. New York (12/7/91) … Collected a career-high seven steals at New York (2/7/02) … Left the Hawks after two-and-a-half seasons with averages of 20.4 ppg (.473 FG%, .307 3pt%, .835 FT%), 8.9 rpg, 2.9 apg, and 1.04 spg in 211 games, ranking sixth in franchise history in scoring average and free throw percentage, 12th in rebounding average, and second in average minutes played (38.0 mpg) … Finished the 2000-01 season ranked among the top 20 in 13 NBA statistical categories, leading the Grizzlies in scoring (20.5 ppg) and rebounding (9.1 rpg) … Grabbed a career-high-tying 22 rebounds at Golden State (4/18/01) … Scored all of Vancouver’s 20 points in the fourth quarter against Indiana (12/1/00) … Averaged a double-double in 1999-2000, ranking 18th in the NBA in scoring (20.3 ppg) and sixth in rebounding (career-high 10.1 rpg), leading the Grizzlies in each category … Corralled a career-high-tying 22 rebounds vs. Dallas (2/6/00) … Registered a career-best six blocks vs. Phoenix (3/17/00) … Grabbed 21 rebounds at Charlotte (11/24/99) … Recorded 5,000th career point against Denver on December 23, 1999, the sixth-youngest player in NBA history to reach the milestone (behind LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant, Tracy McGrady, and Shaquille O’Neal) … Averaged a career-high 23.0 ppg in 1998-99, ranking fourth in the NBA in scoring … Also posted career-bests in assists (3.4 apg), steals (1.38 spg), and blocks (1.10 bpg) … Led Vancouver in both scoring and rebounding for the third straight season … Posted a then career-high 39 points (15-25 FG, 9-10 FT), 13 rebounds, and five assists in a career-high 56 minutes vs. Boston (2/17/99) … Averaged 22.3 ppg (.485 FG%, career-high .412 3pt%, .784 FT%), 7.1 rpg, 2.6 apg, and 1.09 spg in starting all 82 games in 1997-98, ranking sixth in the NBA in scoring (second among small forwards) … Doled out a career-best 13 assists against Houston (12/14/97) … Was the only unanimous choice on the 1996-97 NBA All-Rookie team and finished third in balloting behind Philadelphia’s Allen Iverson and Minnesota’s Stephon Marbury for Schick Rookie of the Year honors … Led the expansion Grizzlies in scoring (18.7 ppg), ranking 26th overall in scoring (including second among rookies with 1,494 points scored) … Started and tallied 17 points and four rebounds in the Schick Rookie Game during the 1997 All-Star Weekend in Cleveland … Posted lone triple-double with 26 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists at Phoenix (4/19/97) … Averaged 20.8 ppg (.464 FG%, .292 3pt%, .801 FT%), 8.2 rpg, 2.9 apg, 1.11 spg, 1.00 bpg, and 38.0 mpg in 375 games with the Grizzlies, ranking first in franchise history in career scoring average and minutes per game … Ranks second all time in Grizzlies annals in points scored (7,801), rebounds (3,070), field goals made (2,787) and attempted (6,011), free throws made (2,147) and attempted (2,680), and steals (416) …Has scored 20-plus points in 363 games, 30 or more points 54 times, and 40-plus points twice … Has one career triple-double.

NBA HONORS:
Selected as an NBA All-Star reserve in 2000, scoring nine points (4-4 FG, 1-1 3pt, 0-0 FT) with six rebounds in 21 minutes for the victorious Eastern Conference squad in Philadelphia … Named NBA Player of the Week as a member of the Hawks for games played November 19-25, 2001 … Named to the 1996-97 NBA All-Rookie First Team … Earned NBA Rookie of the Month honors for February 1997, averaging 24.5 ppg … Named co-Rookie of the Month (with New Jersey’s Kerry Kittles) for December 1996 … Starter in the Schick Rookie Game during the 1997 All-Star Weekend in Cleveland.

TEAM USA:
Member of the 2000 USA Men’s Olympic gold medal-winning team in Sydney, Australia … Averaged 6.4 ppg (.548 FG%, 0-1 3pt, .810 FT%) and 3.3 rpg in eight games (started one) in the 2000 Olympics, including five points (1-2 FG, 3-4 FT) in eight minutes vs. France in the United States’ 85-75 triumph in the gold medal game (10/1/2000) … Played on the 1999 USA Men’s National Team which participated in the Americas Qualifying Tournament in Puerto Rico.

COLLEGE:
Averaged 21.1 ppg (.518 FG%, .381 3pt%, .683 FT%), 8.4 rpg, 1.0 apg, and 34.7 mpg in 28 games in only season at California (1995-96) … First freshman in Pac-10 history to win Conference Player of the Year honors … Named Third Team All-America by the Associated Press … One of 17 finalists for the John Wooden Award after finishing first among all freshman in the country in scoring … Set Bears single-season freshman records for points (590), scoring average, field goals (206), and free throws (170).

COMMUNITY SERVICE:
One of the most charitable players in the NBA since entering the league in 1996, donating money, time, and resources to youth organizations and those less fortunate … Named by The Sporting News as the NBA’s No. 1 Good Guy for 2004 after funding the Reef House in Atlanta through his Atlanta-based Future Foundation … Founded the Future Foundation with the purpose of assisting at-risk and underprivileged youth through the establishment and funding of scholarships, educational and recreational programs, and joint venture projects with existing organizations … Since its inception in 2001, the Future Foundation has expanded in scope to assist more children in each year of existence, helping provide programs that enhance children’s social and intellectual development while improving self-esteem, character, academic performance, and physical well-being … He and his father were instrumental in delivering meals to more than 1,800 Atlanta area residences during the Thanksgiving holidays … Created “Rebound America” to raise funds for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, enlisting help from four other NBA players (Alonzo Mourning, Brian Grant, Gary Payton, and Damon Stoudamire) … Based on their on-court efforts in a particular statistical category selected by each player, the group raised $212,275 for the relief fund, including $69,600 from Abdur-Rahim himself after donating $100 for every rebound he grabbed that season (2001-02) … Named the NBA’s Community Assist Award Winner in November 2001 for his efforts … Provided donations to the Toys for Kids program assisting the Atlanta Children’s Shelter … Joined a contingency of NBA and WNBA players to form “Operation Rebound” in partnership with the NBA Players Association to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina from Mississippi, delivering 20 tractor trailers full of supplies and visiting with victims from the ravaged towns of Hattiesburg, Biloxi, and Gulfport … Joined Kings teammates and Habitat for Humanity to help build homes for victims of Katrina … Active in the Kings Read to Achieve program … Serves Thanksgiving dinner to those less fortunate at the Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen each holiday season in Sacramento … Joined teammates to help refurbish a Kings Reading and Learning Center at the Stanford Settlement in Sacramento in March of 2006.


Personal

  • Full name is Julius Shareef Abdur-Rahim
  • Nicknames are “Reef” and “The Future”
  • Age 30
  • Son of Aminah and William Abdur-Rahim
  • Is the second-born of 12 siblings
  • He and his wife Delicia have a four-year-old son, Jabri Shareef, and a two-year-old daughter, Samiyah
  • His brother, Muhammad, played basketball at the University of Detroit while younger brother, Amir, played at Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Values his parents for their guiding influence and credits them with a token of advice necessary for steering a straight path: “Remember how you came on all your accomplishments and stay humble”
  • Lists spaghetti, barbecued salmon, and strawberry cheesecake as his favorite foods
  • Once appeared on an episode of the “Jamie Foxx Show” with NBA players Gary Payton and Vin Baker
  • Collects basketball jerseys
  • Favorite musical artist is Sam Cooke
  • Enjoys shooting pool and watching movies
  • Maintained a 3.5 GPA at California
  • Shoe size 17 (Nike).


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