Dikembe Mutombo grew up in Africa, amid great poverty and disease. He came to Georgetown University on a scholarship to study medicine — but Coach John Thompson got a look at Dikembe and had a different idea. Dikembe became a star in the NBA, and a citizen of the United States. But he never forgot the land of his birth — or the duty to share his blessings with others. He has built a brand new hospital in his hometown. A friend has said of this good-hearted man: “Mutombo believes that God has given him this opportunity to do great things.” And we are proud to call this son of the Congo our fellow American.Now, I dunno—but it strikes me that getting a scholarship to be a doctor and throwing it out to ball is kind... well... against the point of scholarships or something. Is building a hospital really the same thing as becoming a doctor and moving back among your people?
never rat on your friends, and always keep your mouth shut
Wednesday, January 24, 2007