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DJ Mbenga

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Birthday
30, 1980
Birthplace
DR Congo
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
30, 1980 (age 37)
Birthplace
DR Congo

About

Belgian NBA center who won back-to-back NBA Championships as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009 and 2010.

Before Fame

He had to escape from Zaire to Belgium at a young age. He then lived in a refugee center after his father was imprisoned when a new regime took power over Zaire.

Trivia

He became fluent in five languages: English, French, Lingala, Portuguese and Tshiluba.

Family Life

His father was a government employee for their native Zaire, which became the Democratic Republic of Congo, and was captured after the new regime took over.

Associated With

Kobe Bryant led the Lakers to back-to-back titles while Mbenga mostly rode the bench, but he saw some court time when the Lakers blew out opponents.