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Dikembe Mutombo Biography

Growing Up In Africa, Develops Basketball Skills, Defensive Genius, Philanthropic Efforts, Chronology, Awards And AccomplishmentsCONTACT INFORMATION


American basketball player

At seven-feet-two-inches, Dikembe Mutombo is a force to be reckoned with under the basket. Known for his strong defense and exceptional shot-blocking abilities, Mutombo is the only player in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA) to be named Defensive Player of the Year four times. After playing in Denver, Atlanta, and Philadelphia, Mutombo was traded to the New Jersey Nets in 2002.


Address: New Jersey Nets, 390 Murray Hill Parkway, E. Rutherford, New Jersey 07073. Email: fans@njnets.com.

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