This video has been around for a while — for all I know, TrueHoop linked to it six months ago — but it's new to me, and I love it. Dikembe Mutombo was one of the most feared defensive players in the NBA for years, and he's also remarkably outspoken for someone whose English is largely unintelligible. But we shouldn't be surprised by his athletic prowess or his willingness to say whatever's on his mind. It's not like NBA players or the media can be all that intimidating if you grow up in Africa. If you can survive a childhood full of lion attacks, drought, militias, and dinosaurs with AIDS, the NBA's gotta be a cakewalk.
DIKEMBE MUTOMBO IS A NATURAL ATHLETE