Get to know Thabo 

April, 22, 2007
DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Before the Heat headed back to Miami for the two-day break between Games 1 and 2, they vowed to do their homework on Chicago's Thabo Sefolosha, the rookie who was surprisingly effective defending Dwyane Wade in the series opener.

I'll leave the X's and O's of deciphering Sefolosha's game to Pat Riley and his capable assistants, and I'll merely provide a little background material about the 22-year-old from Switzerland whom I spoke with after practice Sunday morning at the Bulls' workout facility. So without further ado, here are 10 things you probably didn't know about Sefolosha.

• On the top of his left arm is a tattoo of a basketball adorned with a crown, surrounded by the words: "The game chose me." "That's a good way to say that maybe I wasn't meant to play basketball, but it chose me," he said.