[Manaya] Afrobasket 2017 – Tunisie – Congo


Le Congo a perdu en quart de finale 81-60 face à la Tunisie contre laquelle ils avaient déjà perdu em match de préparation.


Nous pouvons féliciter les entraîneurs, Papy Kipunka Kiembe and Charly Buzangu Kashala, qui ont fait un excellent travail pour arriver jusque là. Loin de nous décevoir, on attend d’eux qu’ils apprennent leurs leçons, engrangent de l’expérience, se développent et nous reviennent encore plus fort au prochain tournoi.



[MANAYA] AfroBasket 2017: 2 victoires en 2 jours


Les Congolais ont très bien rebondi après leur défaite contre le Mali le 8 septembre dernier et empochent 2 victoires en 2 jours: 81-60 contre la Côte d’ivoire et 83-77 contre le Nigeria.

8 Septembre 2017

9 Septembre 2017

10 Septembre 2017

Le 14 Septembre prochain, ils affronteront les Camerounais en quarts de finale.

[Manaya] Afrobasket 2017


Cette année, l’Afrobasket se passe au Sénégal et en Tunisie. C’est la première fois en dix ans que l’équipe du Congo se qualifie à ce niveau de la competition.


Le Congo a perdu son premier match 87-82 contre le Mali mais c’est loin d’être terminé. De plus gros morceaux vont être mis sur la table avec la Côte d’Ivoire, le 9 Septembre, et le Nigeria, champions en titre, le 10.


Hervé Kabasele (#14) est le joueur le plus performant après la première journée de compétition avec 25 points et 8 rebonds. Il est aussi le plus grand de l’équipe avec 2m7.

Calendrier Afro Basket 2017
Résultats Qualifications 2017

[Manaya] Emmanuel Mudiayi nominated for NBA All Rookie Team


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

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


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


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


Guerschon Yabusele
Parents de la RDC, nationalité française.
En NBA depuis 2016.

Guerschon Yabusele

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

[Documentary] Elikya

Director: Sarah M. Kazadi
Year: 2012


***Official Selection: International Black Film Festival of Nashville***

Synopsis: ELIKYA is a voyage from a run-down basketball court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the sunny, palm-tree lined roads of southern Arizona. Viewers embark on a dream chase, following 16-year-old Losmie Lutaya’s quest to use basketball as a ticket to a better life. This film peers into what it’s like to be a young woman living in the poverty-stricken “Rape Capital of the World,” and dealing with the whirlwind of obstacles that entails. Losmie has found refuge in basketball and is banking on it to make her dreams a reality. She wants to follow in the footsteps of her former teammates, who are adjusting to their new homes, 7,000 miles away from home. Ultimately, ELIKYA is a story about making it, overcoming obstacles and helping to bring positive change your country.

[NBA Draft 2015] Emmanuel Mudiayi

Yes! Mark this day as another congolese basketball player has been drafted yesterday, June 25th,2015. The very talented player, Emmanuel Mudiayi has been drafted by the Denver Nuggets in 7th position. Kongo is in the house, baby!





We wish him a long, fruitful and healthy career in the NBA!!! Emmanuel wa kumpala!


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[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)


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




1993 – Adidas

2013 – Geico Insurance

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Adidas All Star Kicks 2014: Dikembe Mutombo shows off adidas Originals Shoes

Dikembe Mutombo… Not in my house! haha

adidas Hype

NBA Legend Dikembe Mutombo, known for his defense and finger-wagging antics, showed off his adidas Originals kicks at the All Star Weekend. He also sported a cool All Star jacket by adidas, which showed off his NBA accolades.

mutombo Photo taken from Twitter

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Kicking into gear!

Purple Rapture

Hey people, today’s topic of mine is centered around a very exciting development for me personally. Following on from the tail end of last years excitement for me which saw the retro release of the signature NBA star Patrick Ewing trainer, the Adidas Mutombo is set for a retro release later on this year! (Looks like they finally got a move on with it!)
The signature shoe of Dikembe Mutombo, was a hi-top with lace tabs and Cross colour motif that made this trainer really funky! I had been in search for a long time to find an original pair, but bearing in mind manufacture was over 20 years ago my chances were slim to none! (more so non existent in my case)
This shoe first hit the scene in 1993 when Mutombo was playing for the Denver Nuggets. The value of the originals have sky rocketed over the years so kudos…

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“No, No, No, Not Today!” (Who Is That 7-2 Man, Anyway?)

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When you work from your living room, you tend to see the same TV commercials. Or, in Geico’s case, 40 simultaneous commercials starring pigs, cavemen, film-noir detectives, Eddie Money, witches, and a lizard so annoying I want to drop-kick him to the Space Station.

But the one Geico spot that always makes me laughfeatures 7-2 former NBA center Dikembe Mutombo, considered one of the greatest shot blockers of all time and today a champion for charity causes. You’ll see him in the ads slapping down paper wads, cereal boxes, and laundry with his characteristic finger wag and catchphrases, “No, no, no, not today! Not in my house!”

But Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo has many real-life reasons to be happy. The Congolese native attended Georgetown University on a USAID scholarship, barely speaking English (he now speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and five more.) He intended to become a…

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