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WATN: Dikembe Mutombo

Aug 14, 2006, 6:14 PM EDT

The trade that brought Mutombo to Philly was a somewhat controversial one at the time, but the end result was the Sixers making it to the NBA finals.  In the end I think it was a good idea bringing him in for his short time here.  Dikembe was always a likable guy when he played for the Sixers and has continued to do great things for his native Congo.  He has recently donated $15 million for a hospital there:

   The Houston Rockets center, who donated $15 million to the
project, will open the doors to the Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital
and Research Center on Sept. 2. The 300-bed hospital will provide
health care to people in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic
Republic of Congo, where Mutombo was born.