Kaman stands seven feet tall and weighs 265 pounds. Kaman played college basketball for Central Michigan University. Currently he plays for the Los Angeles Clippers, who selected him with the sixth pick in the 2003 NBA Draft. Kaman has played in 145 games in two NBA seasons, averaging 7.4 points per game, 6.1 rebounds per game and 1.1 assists per game. In his third season, he averaged 11.9 points and 9.6 rebounds per game in which the Clippers made the playoffs .
Kaman suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. As a child he used to tear shingles off of neighbors' rooftops and misbehave in school. His ADHD affected his play in high school. He took Ritalin to treat the condition, but the drug killed his appetite. Kaman became very skinny as a result.
Kaman attended Tri-unity Christian School in Wyoming, Michigan, where he led his high school varsity to the state Class D quarterfinals in 2000. Despite this, or perhaps because of his school's small size (his graduating class consisted of 47 students), he was only recruited by two schools: Hope College (a Division III school) and Central Michigan University. He played three seasons at Central Michigan, leading them to an NCAA tournament appearance in 2003 and garnering Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America honors before declaring for the 2003 NBA Draft, where the Clippers selected him sixth overall.
Kaman is ambidextrous and is known for his strong Christian beliefs and for his wild blonde hair. He is also known for being very fond of chickens and spent much of his childhood on a chicken farm. This led him to say in his last year at CMU that he would eventually fund a chicken farm in Michigan and was the pivotal reason he decided to go pro a year early.
In an April 2006 playoff game versus the Denver Nuggets, opposing player Reggie Evans reached in and pulled at Kaman's testicles after boxing out for a rebound  . The actions of Evans were later assessed and he was fined $10,000 , Kaman was reportedly disappointed that Evans did not receive a suspension for his actions.