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Dikembe Mutombo Poster

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Overview (4)

Born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Birth NameDikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean Jacques Wamutombo
Nickname Mount Mutombo
Height 7' 2" (2.18 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Dikembe Mutombo was born on June 25, 1966 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo as Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean Jacques Wamutombo. He is an actor, known for The 2003 NBA Finals (2003), 1992 NBA All-Star Game (1992) and 2002 NBA All-Star Game (2002). He has been married to Rosario Mutumbo since June 15, 1996. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Rosario Mutumbo (15 June 1996 - present) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Waggling his finger after blocking a shot

Trivia (14)

Traded by Philadelphia to New Jersey for for Keith Van Horn and Todd MacCulloch on August 6, 2002
Traded by Atlanta with Roshown McLeod to Philadelphia for Theo Ratliff, Toni Kukoc, Nazr Mohammed and Juan "Pepe" Sanchez on February 22, 2001
Signed as a free agent by the Atlanta Hawks on July 15, 1996
Selected by the Denver Nuggets in the first round (fourth pick overall) of the 1991 NBA Draft
Dikembe and his wife, Rose, have one daughter, Carrie Biamba Wamutumbo, and a new baby boy, Jean Jacques Dikembe Mutumbo Mplombo, Jr
Wears size 22 basketball shoes, the largest in the NBA (Shaquille O'Neal also wears the same size)
In 1999, won the seventh annual Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Award, presented to athletes who excel and help others
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and five African dialects.
Attended a Salvation Army school in Kinshasa (Congo) from the sixth grade through 11th grade.
Fulfilled a lifelong dream by opening the doors to the Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital and Research Center while contributing 15 million dollars to the facility. The 300-bed hospital will provide health care to people in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where Mutombo was born.
Wife Rose Mutombo is long time friend to FTC Publications' Director Regina Niallah since 1996 meeting by chance at 46 home basketball games in Atlanta. They sat right next to each other for 2 seasons.
Professional basketball player with the Denver Nuggets (1991-1996), Atlanta Hawks (1996-1997 to 2000-2001[start]), Philadelphia 76ers (2000-2001[end] to 2001-2002), New Jersey Nets (2002-2003), New York Knicks (2003-2004), and Houston Rockets (2004-2009).
(December 30) Signed a contract for the rest of the 2008-09 season with the Houston Rockets. [2008]
Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015.

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