NBA great Dikembe Mutombo is one of the best defensive players in the history of the league. Over the course of his career he dominated down low, making it virtually impossible to drive the lane and score from short range.
On Saturday, October 25 Mutombo attended a youth basketball camp in the Montreal borough of Lasalle to share his knowledge of the game with 50 youngsters from the Lasalle Boys and Girls Club.
During his visit he ran through some drills with the players and talked to them one on one. Ultimately his goal was to make sure he got the point across that no matter what the youngsters plan to do with their life, they put education first. He stressed that even big time NBA stars need an education, because basketball is not going to last forever.
Mutombo came to the US from the Congo to play in the NBA at age 25 and ended up playing 19 years at basketball’s most elite level. Over the course of his career he scored 11,729 points and recorded 3,289 blocks, making him what some consider to be the best down low defender in the history of the game.
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Watch Dikembe Mutombo Speaking about his Journey to the NBA: