Voici une liste des congolais passés par la NBA au fil des ans:
RDcongolais de Lubumbashi
En NBA depuis 2011
En NBA de 2010 à2012 dont des passages en Ligue de dévelopment
Père Angolais, mère RDCongolaise, nationalité suisse
En NBA depuis 2014
Surnom: The Swiss Freak
RDCongolais de Nationalité belge
En NBA de 2004 à 2011.
Surnoms: DJ, Congo Cash
RDCongolais naturalisé américain.
En NBA de 1991 à 2009.
Temple de la Renommée 2015.
Surnoms: Deke, Mount Mutombo
Parents de la RDC, nationalité américaine.
En NBA depuis 2015.
Père de la République du Congo, mère de la RDC, nationalité espagnole.
En NBA depuis 2009.
Surnoms: Iblocka, Air Congo
Director: Sarah M. Kazadi
***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.
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!
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
Georgetown University (1988–1991)
College Awards & Honors
Pro playing career (1991–2009)
Career summary and highlights
Awards and honors
Motivational Speaker @ University of Georgia – 2011
AND FOR FUN, SOME COMMERCIALS:
1993 – Adidas
2013 – Geico Insurance
Dikembe Mutombo… Not in my house! haha