Bismack Biyombo Rumors

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Bismack Biyombo
Bismack Biyombo
Position: C
Born: 08/28/92
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:229 lbs. / 103.9 kg.
Salary: $17,000,000
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In addition to paying to bring 20 young student-athletes – such as Tshisumpa – to America, Biyombo has seen to it that 150 Congolese students a year in his hometown of Lubumbash gain entrance into high schools that can feed their growth. Just like wagging his finger after a blocked shot, helping make a difference in the lives of others is a nod to Mutombo, his boyhood hero who he spent time with back in the Congo over the summer. “I actually did (talk to Mutombo about the finger wag) in the Congo and we had a long conversation about it,’’ Biyombo said with a laugh. “He’s my big brother and I love him. I have so much love for him for the things that he does for kids back home and he inspires them. So I just love him. (Wagging the finger) is the way to keep his legacy alive.’’
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The transformation from end-of-the-bench cheerleader to a guy who contributes nightly has not come without sacrifice. “I changed a lot of bad habits during the summer because I knew my chance was gonna come, because the cap, it was gonna be hard to keep (Bismack Biyombo),” Nogueira said. “So I knew coaches, GMs, they gonna believe in me, so since the season’s over last year, June, I change a couple of bad habits during the summer and I put in the work to be ready for the opportunity right now.”
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Bismack Biyombo: The first two kids I gave scholarships to come to the U.S. have graduated high school. One is going to Arizona State and the other one is going to Washington. The most important thing is to be able to give them an opportunity to be educated. Once they get a good education, even if they don’t make it to the NBA, I truly believe that I’ll build another Bismack Biyombo. I hope they will always go back home and work in a certain organization, or work with my government for the better future for a lot of kids and the better future of our country. I’m also going to build schools in the Congo for the kids that we cannot bring in the U.S., so they can at least catch up with school and play basketball. And they will be the best schools in the country, with basketball courts. I just want to make sure that I can get the best future for those kids out there that are in need.
4 weeks ago via NBPA