|Position:||Forward - Center|
|Height:||6 feet 10 inches|
|Born on:||Sep 28, 1982 - Santa Teresa, Brazil|
|NBA draft:||2004, 2nd round
30th overall pick
|Pro career:||2nd season Sophomore|
Varejão was selected by the Orlando Magic in the second round of the 2004 NBA Draft (30th overall) and traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers along with Drew Gooden and Steven Hunter in exchange for Tony Battie and two future second-round picks on July 23 2004. He became a regular contributor for the Cavs, exciting fans and earning the nickname Wild Thing because of his energetic and relentless style of play. He also goes by the nickname of "Sideshow Bob" due to his haircut, which resembles the haircut of the Simpsons character by the same name.
In his rookie season, he ranked first in the league in efficiency with a 1.58 steals-per-turnover ratio, though his average playing time was just over 14 minutes per game over the course of the season.
On February 21st, 2006, fans at Quicken Loans Arena broke the Guinness World Record for "most people wearing wigs in a single venue" when 20,562 fans wore curly wigs given away before the game in celebration of Varejão's unique hairstyle. All fans in attendance were instructed to put the wigs on during a timeout.