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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:59 am
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Dikembe Mutombo threw a charity dinner gala on April 13 (US time) celebrating the completion and inauguration of his Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital and Research Center (which will be officially open this July), named after his late mother, in Kinshasha, the capital of his African homeland, Republic of Congo.

Alot of his friends and team mates joined him in the party, including Yao Ming, who took his steady girl friend Ye Li along.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:05 am
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Great story and pictures.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:38 am
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moootumbo is a good guy

the world need more good rich dude


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 3:59 pm
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Ye Li looks good. Yao on the other hand, looks a bit sloppy. He should've worn a tie.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 4:30 pm
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lol, Ye Li actually makes Yao look normal. She's like 2-3 inches shorter than Shane Battier.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 7:45 pm
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pryuen wrote:

Dikembe Mutombo threw a charity dinner gala on April 13 (US time) celebrating the completion and inauguration of his Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital and Research Center (which will be officially open this July), named after his late mother, in Kinshasha, the capital of his African homeland, Republic of Congo.

Alot of his friends and team mates joined him in the party, including Yao Ming, who took his steady girl friend Ye Li along.


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who is the guy beside mutombo in the 3rd pic looks


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:26 am
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Patrick Ewing.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:34 pm
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yao's got a great suit (compare the fit compared to the one ewing's wearing at the shoulders or the ill fitting sleave length of the rocket's trainer)

someone teach yao suit etiquette, even if he's gonna hold a drink for a casual picture he's gotta button that top button


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:25 pm
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yaou wrote:
Patrick Ewing.


woah he got fat


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:12 pm
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http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/lif ... 17065.html


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Mayor Bill White, 5-foot-9, joined
Dikembe Mutombo, 7-foot-2, left,
and Yao Ming, 7-foot-6, at a charity
benefit Thursday night at The Houstonian,
where $75,000 was raised for the Biamba
Marie Mutombo Hospital in Kinshasa, Congo.
DAVE ROSSMAN: FOR THE CHRONICLE


April 15, 2007, 10:18PM

Windfall benefits hospital


By SHELBY HODGE
Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle


WITH the Rockets in the playoffs and his hospital in Kinshasa, Congo, $75,000 closer to full funding, Dikembe Mutombo is one happy man.

The hospital windfall came Thursday night when Mutombo's pals at Thompson & Knight law firm hosted a fundraiser at The Houstonian. As many as 275 guests helped raise the big bucks for the big guy, making donations and bidding on an array of auction items.

How about those Mutombo-autographed sports shoes, size enormous; the autographed Craig Biggio Astros jersey; Kobe Bryant-autographed shoes; and on and on with sports memorabilia and travel and entertainment opportunities.

Yao Ming, with his lovely girlfriend Ye Li at his side, offered his support. Ye confirmed that wedding bells are in the future, perhaps this summer or next fall. That was music to the ears of Bulgari's Karen Turner-Smith, who was there as a friend of Mutombo, a Bulgari client. Perhaps Yao would like to do a little engagement ring shopping?

This is the second annual fundraiser the law firm has done for the hospital, named for Mutombo's mother. Thompson & Knight partner Ricky Raven is the Mutombo connection.

Among guests were numerous Thompson & Knight players including Alfie Meyerson, John Orton and Rhett Campbell. Mayor Bill White enjoyed playful photo ops with Mutombo and Yao. Guests included Kathy Orton, Diedra Fontaine and Rocket Shane Battier.

Former President George Bush sent greetings and support via video. He was otherwise occupied Thursday night.



shelby.hodge@chron.com


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