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Dikembe Mutombo undergoing treatment for brain tumor


Dikembe Mutombo is currently undergoing treatment for a brain tumor in Atlanta, the NBA said Saturday in a press release.

“[Mutombo] is receiving the perfect care possible from a collaborative team of specialists in Atlanta and is in great spirits as he begins treatment,” the league’s statement read. “Dikembe and his family ask for privacy during this time so that they can concentrate on his care. They’re grateful in your prayers and good wishes.”

Dikembe Mutombo reveled he has a bran tumor.Getty Images

The 56-year-old Basketball Hall of Famer was born within the Democratic Republic of the Congo before starring at Georgetown from 1988 to 1991.

The eight-time All-Star center averaged 9.8 points, 10.3 rebounds and a pair of.8 blocked shots over 18 NBA seasons before retiring in 2009, including one season each with the Knicks and the Nets.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Dikembe, one among the world’s great humanitarians,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver said.

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