Dikembe Mutombo's Rolls-Royce Vandalized in Atlanta, Police Investigating

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistJune 17, 2019

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Dikembe Mutombo presents the Sport For Peace and Social Justice Award of the Beyond Sport Global Awards on September 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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NBA Hall of Fame center Dikembe Mutombo had his Rolls-Royce Phantom vandalized in Atlanta while he was having a Father's Day meal with his family at the Landmark Diner, according to TMZ Sports.

Per that report, "someone ran into the restaurant and yelled out that multiple cars had been vandalized in the parking lot. When Dikembe checked out his 2009 Rolls, he noticed both front windows and the rear passenger windows were busted, according to the police report obtained by TMZ Sports."

Additionally, "Cops say nothing appeared to be stolen and no one was injured—essentially, it seems like the culprit just wanted to damage the cars."

Mutombo, 52, was an eight-time All-Star, four-time Defensive Player of the Year and a three-time All-Defensive first-team selection. He led the NBA in blocks five times in his career, famously wagging his finger at opponents he rejected, and led the league in rebounds four times.

He played for the Denver Nuggets, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets, New York Knicks and Houston Rockets during his 18-year career. 

Following his playing career, he's continued giving back to the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo through the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation, which included opening the Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital in 2007.

Mutombo donated $15 million himself to that project.