There was an article on ESPN a couple days ago, first reported by the Houston Chronicle last week, revealing that legendary NBA shotblocker and priceless interviewee Dikembe Mutombo was apparently behind the attempted smuggling of over 1,000 pounds of gold out of his native Congo.
It appears that the operation was botched, but not for lack of effort. Among the story’s details:
– Dikembe made a PowerPoint outlining his plan and presented it to a Houston oil baron
– The person who caught them in the act of smuggling was a warlord general nicknamed “The Terminator”
– From the ESPN article: “We could go through the whole crazy story for you, but why ruin the fun? All you need to know is that it ends with the general and his chief intelligence officer counting a suitcase full of $3.1 million in U.S. bills, a fire truck being driven in front of Lawal’s jet to stop it from taking off, and all of the passengers inside being taken into custody for illegal possession of minerals.”
I guess that for once, someone else blocked Dikembe.