Fire played before his NBA career two years college basketball at Duke University. Under the guidance of Mike 'Coach K' Krzyzewski he reached with the Duke Blue Devils 1999 the finals of the NCAA Championship, but was able to prevail in the team of the University of Connecticut.
In the subsequent NBA Draft 1999, he was recruited in the first place by the Chicago Bulls. At the end of his first NBA season, he was jointly awarded with Steve Francis to the NBA Rookie of the Year and appointed First Team in the NBA All - Rookie. After another season with the Bulls, he was transferred in the summer of 2001 in exchange for Brian Skinner and the draft rights to Tyson Chandler to the Los Angeles Clippers. With this change, a boost for the Clippers, the end of the season usually had the worst season balances until then began. Among other things, they succeeded in the 2005 /06 semi-finals of the Western Conference, which was, however, lost 3-4 against the Phoenix Suns. In summer 2008 fire moved to the Philadelphia 76ers, where a five-year contract signed. However, the 76ers took advantage of after the season 2011/12 the amnesty clause in order to separate from fire. In the ensuing bidding war to fire finally the Dallas Mavericks were able to prevail, who took him for a year under contract. With the Mavericks, he missed by a sobering season 2012/13 a place in the play-offs. After his contract expired, exchanged fire in the summer of 2013 to the Atlanta Hawks.
Fire itself has very good personal stats, he achieved so far in more than 600 missions in the NBA averaging over 20 points per game ( in the top 20 of all currently active players) and secured an average of 10 rebounds (Best 10). In the years 2002 and 2006, he was appointed to the NBA All -Star team the Western Conference.
He belonged to the squad of the U.S. basketball team that participated in the Basketball World Championship 2006 in Japan, where the ( for its own claim of the United States, however, disappointing ) third prize was won. In the same year NBA Sportsmanship Award with the fire was honored for fair sportsmanship.
- NBA Rookie of the Year (2000)
- NBA Sportsmanship Award ( 2006)
- NBA All -Star ( 2002, 2006 )
- All- NBA Second Team (2006)
- NBA All- Rookie First Team (2000)