Former Atlanta Hawks basketball player Dikembe Mutombo is being treated for a brain tumor

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Former Atlanta Hawks player Dikembe Mutombo is being treated for a brain tumor, the NBA announced Saturday.

Below is the statement from the NBA.


 “NBA Global Ambassador and Basketball Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo is currently undergoing treatment for a brain tumor. He is receiving the best care possible from a collaborative team of specialists in Atlanta and is in great spirits as he begins treatment. Dikembe and his family ask for privacy during this time so they can focus on his care. They are grateful for your prayers and good wishes.”

Mutombo played for the Atlanta Hawks from 1996 to 2000.

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