NBA Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo will be honored with the Craig Sager Strong Award at the NBA Awards on June 25 for his excellent work since retiring from active basketball.

The 7 foot 2 inch former Houston Rockets player has been involved in a lot of charitable events and programs in his home country Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Craig Sager Award is handed out to individuals who have exemplified themselves with their actions to developing communities.

The Award is named after former NBA Broadcaster Craig Sager who passed away after a long battle with cancer while serving many years as a basketball reporter.

Mutombo established the Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital in 2007 and the facility has treated millions of patients in Congo.

He will be the second recipient of the award after former San Antonio Spurs player and Oklahoma City Thunder Assistant Coach Monty Williams took home last year’s prize.

Mutombo is a four time Defensive Player of the Year winner in 19 seasons in the NBA and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2015.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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