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Old 08-20-2012, 09:19 AM
 
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Ok, for a bit of a change, who are some of your favorite players for what they do OFF the court or their background etc etc? They can be a HOFer or a guy that rides the pine most nights....anybody at all....

I always liked Dikembe Mutumbo. A man of great intellect and heart. I've heard he has one of the highest IQ's of anyone to play in the NBA and he has done much good for his home country of Congo.

Dikembe Mutombo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:58 AM
 
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tim duncan and david robinson obviously!

DR is one of the best PEOPLE ever regardless of what he did in the nba. very intelligent, served his country (put off the nba to serve his duty) created the carver academy and so many other things.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:48 AM
 
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I have to give a shout to Manute Bol too. RIP.
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:15 AM
 
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Have always loved Dikembe, both on and off the court...but did you see this story earlier this year?

Dikembe Mutombo And The Case Of The Missing Congolese Gold
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:18 PM
 
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Yao was one of my favorites off the court when he was playing. A shame injuries forced him into retirement, he's still only 31-32 so maybe there's hope for a brief comeback tour.
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:22 PM
 
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Have always loved Dikembe, both on and off the court...but did you see this story earlier this year?

Dikembe Mutombo And The Case Of The Missing Congolese Gold
Whoa, I never saw that. No idea of how credible that story is, but I was surprised they were able to get their hands on the power point...but really is there any better way to pitch something like this BESIDES power point??
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:09 AM
 
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Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Alonzo Mourning.
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:24 AM
 
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Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Alonzo Mourning.
Why? Not that there are any right or wrong answers, just curious and always an opportunity for me to learn something.
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:43 AM
 
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It's an obvious homer answer, but I (like most people in Chicagoland) really enjoy D Rose. Quiet, hard worker, brings his mom to press conferences, very talented etc.

He has the SAT/ACT score thing in his past, but as far as I know beyond that he has stayed out of trouble and been a good example for the thousands of kids that look up to him.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:29 AM
 
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Just for his brutal honesty and sense of humor, I've always loved Barkley.

With his recent DWI arrest, he told the officer that he'd blown through the stoplight because a girl he'd met in the bar was going to meet him around the side street to give him a BJ.
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