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Mutombo: Shot-blocker, family man, humanitarian

...which isn't surprising when you consider his name: Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean Jacque Wamutombo. He's a...rock. "Patrick will be Patrick, Dikembe will be Dikembe," Mutombo said with a shrug. "I've always said by the time...
Mutombo, Mookie right Hawks combo

ATLANTA - Coach Chris Ford of the Milwaukee Bucks says the Atlanta Hawks have their best team in 10 years, and Dikembe Mutombo makes the difference. "They've got a great anchor with Dikembe," Ford said Saturday night after the Hawks turned...
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All-Star 2002: East typifies how things have changed

...will have the word "Nets" across his chest, and Dikembe Mutombo and Shareef Abdur-Rahim will be donning different...Steve Nash (Canada) of the Dallas Mavericks and Dikembe Mutombo (Congo) of the 76ers give the All-Star game its...
Toronto's Terrence Ross is slam dunk champ the championship round. The first round was judged by former Houston Rockets Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler, Dikembe Mutombo, Rudy Tomjanovich and Yao Ming.Kenneth Faried, James White, 2007 dunk champion Gerald Green and Eric Bledsoe...
West beats East in NBA All-Star Game

...Parker, of the Spurs, chipped in with 13.Before the game, past and present NBA stars and WNBA players joined a dozen Special Olympics athletes in a charity game.Former Atlanta Hawks star Dikembe Mutombo was among the participants.
Talk taken to heart by Howard

...question Dwight Howard will never forget. Early this season, the Orlando Magic center was talking to Patrick Ewing and Dikembe Mutombo. The once great big men were giving Howard some tips, and Mutombo asked him a simple question. "He said, 'What...
Position by position look at the teams in the NBA Finals

...the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers heading into the 2001 NBA Finals: CENTER: Shaquille O'Neal vs. Dikembe Mutombo. O'Neal is a brute force capable of dominating every opposing big man in the league, even the Defensive Player...
Tarpley settles lawsuit with NBA, Mavericks

...flu-like symptoms and was not in the lineup against New Orleans on Monday. The team said shortly before tipoff Dikembe Mutombo would start in Yao's place. Yao, a 7-foot-6 center, is averaging 19.7 points and 9.6 rebounds this season...
NBA '03-04: Team-by-team preview capsules

...Croatia), Doug Overton (free agent). LOST: C Dikembe Mutombo (waived), G Anthony Johnson (free agent, Pacers...57-88, 12th season overall, 322-470. ADDED: C Dikembe Mutombo (free agent, Nets), F Keith Van Horn (trade with...
James doesn't practice with teammates; might play Monday

...feel a lot better, there's still a little pain, but that's nothing," said James, injured by Houston center Dikembe Mutombo's elbow during a game Wednesday night. "It was one of the hardest hits I ever took. I've never felt anything...