Mutombo cares: former NBA All-Star doing humanitarian work – PHOTOS


While in the NBA, Dikembe Mutombo was known as league’s leading shotblocker and rebounder. After he has retired, the 7’2 native of Congo, is just as busy, doing humanitarian work.

On Dec. 6 the “NBA Cares” program reported that  Mutombo, who is also an NBA Cares Global Ambassador, has spent time with athletes from Special Olympics Canada, and has also presented an award at the 25th Annual Special Olympics Canada National Awards Night. Check out the photos below.

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Then on Dec. 8, Mutombo met with Sailors and Marines assigned to Naval Security Force Bahrain, and thanked them for their service. The photos are below (from NBA Cares).

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During his 18 year playing career, “Mt. Mutombo” was one of the most intimidating shot blockers and rebounders of all time, leading the league in blocked shots five times and rebounds four times.

Mutombo was an eight time All-Star and appeared in the NBA Finals with the Philadelphia 76ers. He played in 1196 NBA games (997 started), averaging 9.8 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per contest.

Mutombo led the NBA in blocks per game in 5 consecutive seasons. In 99-00 and 00-01 seasons, Mutombo also led the NBA in rebounds per game.



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