DIKEMBE MUTOMBO TALKS COACH JOHN THOMPSON, CHARITY & MORE

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 15:  Dikembe Mutombo #55 of the Houston Rockets blocks a shot during the game against the New Jersey Nets at Continental Airlines Arena on November 15, 2004 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  The Rockets won 80-69.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – NOVEMBER 15: Dikembe Mutombo #55 of the Houston Rockets blocks a shot during the game against the New Jersey Nets at Continental Airlines Arena on November 15, 2004 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Rockets won 80-69. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Last week, the United States honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, one of the greatest leaders to ever live.

One of King’s biggest sayings was: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?”

NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo lives that.

A retired 19-year NBA veteran, Mutombo played for the Denver Nuggets, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets, New York Knicks and Houston Rockets.

In 1997, Mutombo, started the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation to improve living conditions in his hometown of Congo. This earned him the NBA’s J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship award in 2001 and 2009.

“You have to think about the future of our society,” Mutombo said in a recent interview with Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson. “What are we leaving for the future of our grandchildren?”  “What are we leaving for the future of our grandchildren?”

Mutombo’s always been that way.

In a time capsule feature interview on the Scoop B Radio Podcast, Mutombo chatted about charity and more before a game during the 1997-98 NBA season. In the interview, Mutombo chatted about the importance of achieving goals, the classroom and playing at Georgetown University under former head coach John Thompson.  Check it out here.

 

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