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Easter Egg Roll brings thousands to White House

Easter Egg Roll brings thousands to White House

WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) -- The president and first lady welcomed an estimated 30,000 guests to the White House for the annual Easter Egg Roll.
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LeBron James named to all-defensive team

NEW YORK, May 23 (UPI) -- League MVP LeBron James of the Miami Heat highlighted the all-defensive team announced Wednesday by the NBA.
Howard wins NBA defensive honor again

Howard wins NBA defensive honor again

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year for the third year in a row Monday.
Mutombo selected NBA global ambassador

Mutombo selected NBA global ambassador

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo, who is well-known for his humanitarian work, has been named to the newly created position of NBA global ambassador.

Report: Mutombo's NBA career 'over'

HOUSTON, April 22 (UPI) -- Houston Rockets center Dikembe Mutombo says his 18-year NBA career is over, the Houston Chronicle reported Wednesday.

Mutombo gets new deal from Rockets

HOUSTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The Houston Rockets Friday re-signed veteran center Dikembe Mutombo to a multi-year contract.

Mutombo traded to Rockets

HOUSTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The Chicago Bulls sent center Dikembe Mutombo to Houston on Wednesday for guards Adrian Griffin, Eric Piatkowski and Mike Wilks.

Mutombo placed on injured list

NEW YORK, March 3 (UPI) -- The New York Knicks placed center Dikembe Mutombo on the injured list Wednesday following an abdominal surgical procedure.

Nets dump Dikembe Mutombo

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- As expected, the New Jersey Nets have waived veteran center Dikembe Mutombo.

Nets to dump Dikembe Mutombo

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The New Jersey Nets have agreed in principle to waive veteran center Dikembe Mutombo, a four-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year.
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Houston Rockets Dikembe Mutombo (55) blocks a shot attempt by Atlanta Hawks Josh Smith (5) in the first period at Philips Arena in Atlanta, February 23, 2007. (UPI Photo/John Dickerson)....
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Selected by Denver Nuggets

Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo (born June 25, 1966), commonly referred to as Dikembe Mutombo, is a retired Congolese American professional basketball player last playing for the Houston Rockets of the NBA. He was the oldest player in the NBA at the time of his most recent season.

The 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m), 260-pound (120 kg; 19 st) center is generally regarded as one of the greatest shot blockers and defensive players of all time, winning the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award four times. On January 10, 2007, he surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the second most prolific shot blocker in NBA history, behind only Hakeem Olajuwon. He is a member of the Luba ethnic group and speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and five African languages. In the second game of the first round of the 2009 NBA playoffs, Mutombo suffered a knee injury that would keep him out for the remainder of the post-season. Soon after the injury, Mutombo announced he had played his last games in the NBA.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Dikembe Mutombo."
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