The terror attacks in Brussels hit closer to home than many NBA fans previously knew.
NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo was at Zaventem international airport in Brussels on Tuesday when the deadly bombings took place. He was unhurt in the twin blasts and is now “fine.”
Mutombo revealed his brush with tragedy on Facebook.
Mutumbo’s foundation released a statement in which it confirmed he was at the airport during those fateful moments.
Mutombo, 49, played for six teams during his 18-year career in the NBA. He is second behind only Hakeem Olajuwon among the NBA’s all-time leading shot blockers. Mutombo was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame last year.
At least 31 people died and more than 200 were injured in three explosions that went off at the Brussels airport and the Maelbeek train station.
Mutumbo was ever so fortunate not to be among the casualties.
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