Dikembe Mutombo (56) suffers from a brain tumor. The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced this in a statement on behalf of Mutombo and his family. The former basketball star is considered one of the best defensive players in the history of the professional league.
Also inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015, Mutombo was active in the NBA between 1991 and 2009. During his career he played for the Atlanta Hawks, New York Knicks and Houston Rockets, among others. Mutombo has won multiple awards for the best defensive player in the league.