Dikembe Mutombo: A Story About Blocked Shots And Charitable Donations To Africa

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By Titan Frey View the original article to see embedded media. As an eight-year-old, Dikembe Mutombo’s mother snuck him in to watch the ‘The Rumble In The Jungle’, between the undefeated world heavyweight champion, George Foreman, and the legendary former champion, Muhammad Ali. As you probably know, Ali proved why he is the greatest by defeating Foreman with the “rope-a-dope” tactic. You’d think this would be the highlight of any eight-year-old boy’s life from Leopoldville, Democratic Republic of the Congo. But for Dikembe Mutombo, this was just the start of the highlights. In 1987, Mutombo c…

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