Played basketball for Oklahoma. Named 2009 AP All American, 2009 Sports Illustrated Player of the Year, 2009 Sporting News Player of the Year, 2009 Coaches' Big 12 Player of the Year, and winner of the 2009 Oscar Robertson Trophy and the 2009 Adolph Rupp Award.
Announced that he will give up his final two years of eligibility and enter the NBA draft. [April 2009]
(25 June) Taken #1 overall in the NBA draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. 
#1 overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. [June 2009]
Suffered a quad injury in the first round of the 2016 NBA playoffs.
Suffered a right toe injury in Game 3 of the 2017 NBA playoffs against the Utah Jazz.
Right toe injury is the second straight year he has sustained a postseason-ending injury during the playoffs.
Plays the position of Power forward for the Los Angeles Clippers (2009-2018), and Detroit Pistons (2018-present).
Has two children a daughter and a son.