What if sports fans disregarded news about steroids, arrests and steroid arrests, and instead yearned for news about dedication and community service? What if we celebrated role models like we do models?
Then Dikembe Mutombo would be the biggest star in sports.
'He's one of the most giving people you'll ever meet,' Hornets Coach Byron Scott said of the Houston Rockets' center. 'I respect him so much more as a person than I do as a basketball player -- and I respect the hell out of him as a basketball player. He is truly one in a billion.'
Some athletes make hospital visits. Mutombo built a hospital."