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Dikembe Mutombo
Mutombo in 2012
Personal information
Born June 25, 1966 (1966-06-25) (age 54)
Léopoldville, Republic of the Congo
Nationality Congolese / American
Listed height 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m)
Listed weight 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
College Georgetown (1988–1991)
NBA Draft 1991 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall
Selected by the Denver Nuggets
Pro career 1991–2009
Career history
1991–1996 Denver Nuggets
1996–2001 Atlanta Hawks
2001–2002 Philadelphia 76ers
2002–2003 New Jersey Nets
2003–2004 New York Knicks
2004–2009 Houston Rockets
Career highlights and awards
  • 8× NBA All-Star (1992, 1995–1998, 2000–2002)
  • All-NBA Second Team (2001)
  • 2× All-NBA Third Team (1998, 2002)
  • 4× NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1995, 1997, 1998, 2001)
  • 3× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1997, 1998, 2001)
  • 3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1995, 1999, 2002)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1992)
  • 2× NBA rebounding leader (2000, 2001)
  • 3× NBA blocks leader (1994–1996)
  • 2× J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (2001, 2009)
  • No. 55 retired by Atlanta Hawks
  • No. 55 retired by Denver Nuggets
  • Third-team All-American – AP, UPI (1991)
  • First-team All-Big East (1991)
Career NBA statistics
Points 11,729 (9.8 ppg)
Rebounds 12,359 (10.3 rpg)
Blocks 3,289 (2.8 bpg)

Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo (born June 25, 1966) is a Congolese-American retired professional basketball player and humanitarian. Mutombo played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played for the Denver Nuggets, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets, New York Knicks and the Houston Rockets.



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