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Dikembe Mutombo

Atlanta Hawks

1996 NBA Defensive Player Winner
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The Fall of the House of Thompson

Washington Free Beacon (blog)
Thompson was still able to attract top talent, but even with the likes of Dikembe Mutombo, Alonzo Mourning, and Allen Iverson, he could not get back into the Final Four. (The Hoyas' best shot was probably in 1996 with the roster of Iverson, Jerome ...




1997 NBA Defensive Player Winner Dikembe Mutombo News

Jerry West and Shaquille O'Neal forged a relationship over free-agent negotiations

Los Angeles Times
The 1996 free-agent class included Alonzo Mourning and Dikembe Mutombo, but West preferred O'Neal. He worked to convince O'Neal the Lakers had a better team than O'Neal might have thought. He said O'Neal could achieve greatness in L.A. During the ...


1997 NBA Defensive Player Winner Dikembe Mutombo News

Is Kentucky's Next Recruiting Class Missing Some Pieces?

Wildcat Blue Nation
The seven-foot star has a 7”8' wingspan that would allow him to block and alter many shots. His defensive presence has experts comparing him to NBA All-Stars such as Dikembe Mutombo. Something tells me that he has the potential and size to make a lot ...

1997 NBA Defensive Player Winner Dikembe Mutombo News

Nile Rodgers' We Are Family Foundation To Honor A Tribe Called Quest, Nelson Mandela, And Dikembe Mutombo

Live for Live Music
We Are Family Foundation, a charity founded by Niles Rodgers, the renowned musician and producer of CHIC fame, will be hosting a gala in late April of this year honoring A Tribe Called Quest, Nelson Mandela, and Dikembe Mutombo. We Are Family ...

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