Dikembe Mutombo

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Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo (born June 25, 1966) is a Congolese-American former professional basketball player. Mutombo played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Outside basketball, he has become well known for his humanitarian work.The 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m), 260-pound (120 kg) center, who began his career with the Georgetown Hoyas, is commonly regarded as one of the greatest shot blockers and defensive players of all time, winning the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award four times; he was also an eight-time All-Star. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dikembe Mutombo has received more than 4,317,266 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Dikembe Mutombo is the 112th most popular basketball player (down from 103rd in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Democratic Republic of the Congo (down from 2nd in 2019) and the most popular Congolese Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, Dikembe Mutombo ranks 112 out of 1,264Before him are Rimas Kurtinaitis, Jānis Krūmiņš, Frank Lubin, Horace Grant, Jason Kidd, and Vladimir Tkachenko. After him are Ray Allen, Dave DeBusschere, Otar Korkia, Dave Bing, Tracy McGrady, and Hal Greer.

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Among people born in 1966, Dikembe Mutombo ranks 137Before him are Alexander Khalifman, Jason Scott Lee, Timo Tolkki, Michael Cohen, Jason Bonham, and Wim Jonk. After him are Nuno Bettencourt, Teddy Sheringham, Marko Perković, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Lyuboslav Penev, and Rainn Wilson.

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In Democratic Republic of the Congo

Among people born in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dikembe Mutombo ranks 15 out of 68Before him are Étienne Tshisekedi (1932), Simon Kimbangu (1887), Ota Benga (1883), Claude Makélélé (1973), Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya (1939), and Papa Wemba (1949). After him are Frédéric Etsou-Nzabi-Bamungwabi (1930), Sylvestre Ilunga (1947), Marie Myriam (1957), Ndaye Mulamba (1948), Cyrille Adoula (1921), and Steve Mandanda (1985).

Among BASKETBALL PLAYERS In Democratic Republic of the Congo

Among basketball players born in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dikembe Mutombo ranks 1After him are D. J. Mbenga (1980), Bismack Biyombo (1992), Christian Eyenga (1989), and Emmanuel Mudiay (1996).

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