Former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo spared a few hours of his time in April to answer fans’ questions during a recent fan appreciation day on the NBA Africa Facebook, discussing a wide range of issues, including his humanitarian work, family, African players, the modern NBA, his 18-year basketball career, and other topics.
The Kinshasa native, who will be enshrined to the Hall of Fame in September, was an eight-time NBA All-Star and four-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year.
Although the 48-year-old retired from the game in 2009, the Congolese who currently serves as NBA Global Ambassador, remains highly committed to the growth of the basketball game worldwide.
In April, Mutombo, along with former MVP Steve Nash and former WNBA player Ticha Penicheiro, travelled to Havana, Cuba, where the NBA hosted an inaugural four-day Basketball Without Borders camp, teaching the more than 100 athletes in attendance.
Mutombo is one of the promoters of the first NBA Game in Africa, which will take place in Johannesburg on 1 August.
SuperSport.com selected excerpts of Mutombo’s fan appreciation day.
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