Center known for his passing ability, played in the NBA from 1989 to 2005 with the Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte Hornets and Sacramento Kings; in 1996, he was traded from the Lakers to the Hornets in exchange for an 18-year-old Kobe Bryant.
He became well-known in the NBA for 'flopping,' the act of faking falling down so that referees would call fouls on opposing players.
He played for the Los Angeles Lakers in the early 1990s alongside Hall of Fame guard Magic Johnson.
He was taught the American intricacies of basketball by Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
He raised two sons and a daughter with his wife Snezana Divac.