You’re not going to find an NBA legend who has done more internationally to help people in need (and spread the game of basketball) than Dikembe Mutombo. He is the definition of a world traveler, having recently been back in his native Congo on behalf of his charitable foundation.
Tuesday morning he was in Brussels’ Zaventem International Airport when the ISIS terrorist attack that killed 31 and injured more than 200 more took place.
Fortunately, the Hall of Fame player was unhurt. He posted these on Facebook.
The Dikembe Mutombo Foundation posted this note also on Facebook.
Today we bow our heads in remembrance for those who lost their lives in Brussels. And we give thanks for all of the first responders offering support, strength, and solidarity to everyone impacted by these horrible tragedies. To those who are asking for an update – Dikembe was at the Brussels airport when the bombing happened this morning, and was thankfully unharmed. Local authorities are working to move everyone to safe locations while the City navigates through this act of terror. Please join us in keeping Brussels in your thoughts and prayers.
We are happy that Mutombo is safe. Our thoughts are with the families of those who were not so lucky.