There are millions of people who go to school to become doctors but there are only a handful of people who are 22 feet tall and wag their fingers when they block a shot. in one year of nba salary, dikembe could (and maybe did) have given a scholarship to 5 people from his hometown to become doctors. the odds are that atleast one of them would become a doctor as good or better than he could have been. now, he has fulfilled his doctor quota and can use the rest of his time to make tons of money and give it back to africa.
"On August 14, 2006, Dikembe donated $15 million to the completion of the now named Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital, named for his mother. When it opens in February 2007, the $29 million facility will become the first modern medical facility to be built in that area in nearly 40 years."
Are you telling me not playing basketball and becoming a doctor is better than making/giving 15 million dollars to build an entire fucking hosptial? Its not always about the 'benjins' but in this case he can have his cake and eat it too.
Besides all that, 'Who Wants to Sex Mutombo' would never have come to light if he had become a doctor in the Congo.