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Atlanta according to Dikembe Mutombo

The 7-foot 2-inch, finger waggin’ ex-NBA shot blocker says yes, yes, yes to his favorite Atlanta spots. And no to a few questions.

Courtesy Dikembe Mutombo
Photo credit: Courtesy Dikembe Mutombo
Dikembe Mutombo

Former Atlanta Hawks legend Dikembe Mutombo grew up an ocean away in the nation today known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo. But he’s called Atlanta home since signing with the Hawks in the mid ’90s. Though he’s often traveling around the word for his philanthropic foundation, he still has time to gush about the city too busy to hate. Just don’t ask him the wrong question. His infamous index finger is ready and waiting to swat it away.

My backyard is my favorite spot in the city to think deep thoughts by myself.

The best advice you could give an Atlanta visitor is to visit the King Center.

Something I know about Atlanta that nobody else knows is who is buying the Atlanta Hawks.

is the place I would advise someone to never go in Atlanta. PASS on this question__.

The view from top of the Westin Peachtree hotel is my favorite view in Atlanta.

Movies, Atlanta Hawks games, and the Aquarium are the best places to take the kids.

My favorite nature spot in Atlanta is riding my bike with the kids around the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

is my favorite place to go for munchies. I don’t get the munchies, but the Waffle House and OK Cafe are good for breakfast or anytime__.

Driving out to Lake Oconee is my favorite place to drive in Atlanta.

The Bank of America building is my favorite building.

Ambassador Andrew Young is my favorite living Atlantan.

Black ice is the weirdest thing about Atlanta.

Rush hour traffic is my biggest pet peeve about Atlanta.

Atlanta’s motto should be the “Best in Southern Hospitality.”