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State of the Union 2007
President George W. Bush recognizes Dikembe Mutombo of the Houston Rockets during the State of the Union Address at U.S. Capitol Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007. "Dikembe became a star in the NBA, and a citizen of the United States," said President Bush. "But he never forgot the land of his birth, or the duty to share his blessings with others. He built a brand new hospital in his old hometown. A friend has said of this good-hearted man: "Mutombo believes that God has given him this opportunity to do great things." And we are proud to call this son of the Congo a citizen of the United States of America.

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