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[Manaya] Emmanuel Mudiayi nominated for NBA All Rookie Team

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Congolese players in the NBA

Voici une liste des congolais passés par la NBA au fil des ans:

Bismack Biyombo
RDcongolais de Lubumbashi
En NBA depuis 2011
Surnom: B-Smack


Christian Eyenga
En NBA de 2010 à2012 dont des passages en Ligue de dévelopment
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Clint Capela
Père Angolais, mère RDCongolaise, nationalité suisse
En NBA depuis 2014
Surnom: The Swiss Freak


Didier Ilunga-Mbenga
RDCongolais de Nationalité belge
En NBA de 2004 à 2011.
Surnoms: DJ, Congo Cash

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Dikembe Mutombo
RDCongolais naturalisé américain.
En NBA de 1991 à 2009.
Temple de la Renommée 2015.
Surnoms: Deke, Mount Mutombo

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Emmanuel Mudiayi
Parents de la RDC, nationalité américaine.
En NBA depuis 2015.

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Serge Ibaka
Père de la République du Congo, mère de la RDC, nationalité espagnole.
En NBA depuis 2009.
Surnoms: Iblocka, Air Congo

Personalities

[Personality] Dikembe Mutombo

This guy is one of the most important civilian representing congolese community worldwide and we are proud of him. He’s known for his extremely hoarse and cavernous voice and for his defensive abilities on basketball courts. He’s respected among his peers and was even the representant and spokesman of NBA players during the 1998-99 NBA lockout, with Patrick Ewing. He has been recently named Hall of Famer, Class of 2015. So here are a few facts about his career. Quite impressive!

Full Name: Jean-Jacques Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Wa Mutombo
Nicknames: Diki, Mt Mutombo
Date of birth: June 25, 1966
Place of Birth: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Height: 7 ft 2 in (218 cm)
Marital Status: married with 6 children (4 adopted)
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Ciluba, Swahili, Lingala, Kikongo

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College Career

Georgetown University (1988–1991)

College Awards & Honors

  • AP All-American Third Team (1991)
  • UPI All-American Third Team (1991)
  • Big East All-Tournament Team (1991)
  • All-Big East First Team (1991)
  • 2x Big East Defensive Player of the Year (1990-1991)
  • 3rd all time in career blocked shots in Georgetown history (354 blocks)

Pro Career

Pro playing career (1991–2009)

  • NBA Draft: 1st round’s 4th pick in 1991 by the Denver Nuggets
  • 1991–1996 Denver Nuggets
  • 1996–2001 Atlanta Hawks
  • 2001–2002 Philadelphia 76ers
  • 2002–2003 New Jersey Nets
  • 2003–2004 New York Knicks
  • 2004–2009 Houston Rockets

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Career summary and highlights

  • Career averages: 9.8 PPG, 10.3 RPG, 2.7 BPG, 1.0 AST
  • 4-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year: 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001
  • 8-time NBA All-Star: 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002
  • 3-time All-NBA:  2nd Team in 2001; 3rd Team in 1998 and 2002
  • 6-time All-Defensive: 1st Team in 1997, 1998 and 2001; 2nd Team: 1995, 1999 and 2002
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team: 1992
  • 2nd on All-Time NBA recorded Blocks, 3,256 behind Hakeem Olajuwon (3,830 blocks).
  • 2-time NBA regular-season leader, rebounding average: 2000 (14.1), 2001 (13.5)
  • 4-time NBA regular-season leader, total rebounds: 1995 (1029), 1997 (929), 1999 (610), 2000 (1157)
  • NBA regular-season leader, offensive rebounds: 2001 (307)
  • 2-time NBA regular-season leader, defensive rebounds: 1999 (418), 2000 (853)
  • 3-time NBA regular-season leader, blocked shots average: 1994 (4.1), 1995 (3.9), 1996 (4.5)
  • 5-time NBA regular-season leader, total blocks: 1994 (336), 1995 (321), 1996 (332), 1997 (264), 1998 (277)
  • Oldest player in NBA history to collect over 20 rebounds in a game (March 2, 2007 vs. Denver Nuggets)

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Awards and honors

  • One of 20 winners of the President’s Service Awards 1999 (highest honor for volunteer service)
  • NBA’s J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award in 2001 and 2009
  • Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by the State University of New York College at Cortland in 2004 for his for his philanthropic efforts in his native country, the Democratic Republic of Congo and other African nations
  • Invited to be a special guest at President George W. Bush’s 2007 State of the Union address, commended for his humanitarian aid to his homeland.
  • Honorary doctorate by Georgetown University in 2010
  • Honorary doctorate degree from Haverford College in 2011
  • Goodermote Humanitarian Award 2011 by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • 2015 Naismith Hall Of Fame inductee
  • His name is featured in several songs like “Malu” by Tshala Muana or “Basktetball” by Bow Wow

Humanitarian Work

  • Opened a $29 million, 300-bed hospital in Kinshasa (Masina), finished in 2006 with 15 millions from his own pocket, named after his mother Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital. It took 10 years between the creating the blue print on paper and its opening to the public.
  • Spokesman for the international relief agency, CARE
  • First Youth Emissary for the United Nations Development Program
  • Member of the Special Olympics International Board of Directors, as well as a Global Ambassador (special Olympics)

Sports Nation

Motivational Speaker @ University of Georgia – 2011

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AND FOR FUN, SOME COMMERCIALS:

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1993 – Adidas

2013 – Geico Insurance

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[Personalitites] Corneille Ewango

Corneille Ewango is a globally known environmentalist and biologist for his work of conservation in Okapi Faunal Reserve located in the Ituri Forest in Eastern Congo. This reserve is classified as World Heritage.
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He speaks here about his work, during TED talk, back in 2008

Language: English

His final words are to promote education and I agree. Education is the solution for many problems in this world. and I mean not only school but also values you can transmit to younger generations. If people learn early the good gesture and what they can do to protect their own environment, they is a good chance they will transmit that to their kids as well.