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Encyclopedia > Dikembe Mutombo
Dikembe Mutombo
Position Center
Height ft 2 in (2.18 m)
Weight 260 lb (120 kg)
League NBA
Team Houston Rockets
Jersey #55
Born June 25, 1966 (1966-06-25) (age 42)
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Nationality Congolese/American
College Georgetown
Draft 4th overall, 1991
Denver Nuggets
Pro career 1991–present
Former teams Denver Nuggets (1991–95)
Atlanta Hawks (1996–2000)
Philadelphia 76ers (2000–01)
New Jersey Nets (2002)
New York Knicks (2003)
Chicago Bulls (2004, offseason only)
Houston Rockets (2004-present)
Awards
  • 4-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year: 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001
  • 8-time NBA All-Star: 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002
  • 3-time All-NBA:
  • Second Team: 2001
  • Third Team: 1998, 2002
  • 6-time All-Defensive:
  • First Team: 1997, 1998, 2001
  • Second Team: 1995, 1999, 2002
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team: 1992
  • 2-time NBA regular-season leader, rebounding average: 2000 (14.1), 2001 (13.5)
  • 4-time NBA regular-season leader, total rebounds: 1995 (1029), 1997 (929), 1999 (610), 2000 (1157)
  • NBA regular-season leader, offensive rebounds: 2001 (307)
  • 2-time NBA regular-season leader, defensive rebounds: 1999 (418), 2000 (853)
  • 3-time NBA regular-season leader, blocking average: 1994 (4.1), 1995 (3.9), 1996 (4.5)
  • 5-time NBA regular-season leader, total blocks: 1994 (336), 1995 (321), 1996 (332), 1997 (264), 1998 (277)
Official profile Info Page

Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo, more commonly known as Dikembe Mutombo (born June 25, 1966), is a Congolese-American professional basketball player in the NBA, playing at the position of center for the Houston Rockets. He is generally regarded as one of the greatest shot blockers and defensive players of all time, winning the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award four times. At age 40, for much of the 2006-07 NBA season (until 44-year-old Kevin Willis signed with the Dallas Mavericks in April 2007), Mutombo was the oldest active player in the league.[1] On January 10, 2007, he surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the second most prolific shot blocker in NBA history, behind only Hakeem Olajuwon. He is 7 feet 2 inches tall (218 centimetres) and weighs 260 pounds (118 kilograms). He is a member of the Luba ethnic group and speaks fluent Luba, Lingala, French and English. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 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Georgetown University

Mutombo originally intended to become a doctor; he attended Georgetown University on a USAID scholarship. Georgetown Hoyas basketball coach John Thompson recruited him to play basketball. He spoke next to no English when he arrived at Georgetown and studied in their ESL program. He became an excellent college center, continuing Georgetown's tradition of producing great big men. He was a celebrated shot blocker at Georgetown, setting a team record of twelve blocked shots in a single game. Building on the shot-blocking power of Mutombo and teammate Alonzo Mourning, Georgetown fans created a "Rejection Row" section under the basket, adding a big silhouette of an outstretched hand to a banner for each shot blocked during the game. Georgetown University is a Jesuit private university located in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. Father John Carroll founded the school in 1789, though its roots extend back to 1634. ... The United States Agency for International Development (or USAID) is the US government organization responsible for most non-military foreign aid. ... The Georgetown Hoyas are the athletics teams that officially represent Georgetown University in college sports. ... John Thompson, Jr. ... English as an additional language is used to refer to the learning of English by speakers of other languages. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alonzo Harding Mourning, Jr. ...


While at Georgetown, Mutombo's international background and interests stood out. Like many other Washington-area college students, he served as a summer intern, once for the Congress of the United States and once for the World Bank. Congress in Joint Session. ... The World Bank logo The World Bank (the Bank) is a part of the World Bank Group (WBG), is a bank that makes loans to developing countries for development programs with the stated goal of reducing poverty. ...


Dikembe Mutombo was a celebrated superstar in his native country of Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo), and was scouted by the famed Jarryd Halberstadt. He attended a Salvation Army school from 6th to 11th grade. Shield of The Salvation Army The Salvation Army is a non-military evangelical Christian organisation. ...


Denver Nuggets

Selected fourth overall by the Denver Nuggets in the 1991 NBA Draft, Mutombo's impact was immediate. As a rookie, he was selected for the All-Star team by averaging 16.6 points, 12.3 rebounds, and nearly three blocks per game. A cornerstone in the Nuggets' frontcourt, Dikembe became one of the league's best defensive players, regularly putting up big rebound and block numbers for five years with the club while averaging 11 or so points a game. The team lacked other great players to team up with him, however, and at its best won only 42 games. In Mutombo's third season, however, Denver pulled off a major playoff upset by stunning the top-seeded Seattle SuperSonics in the first round, the first eighth seed to win an NBA playoff series, in which at the end of Game 5, Mutombo fell to the ground, holding the ball over his head in a moment of joy. Mutombo's defensive presence was the key to this upset victory. His total of 31 blocks remains a record for a five-game series. The following season, he received the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... 1991 NBA Draft - 26 June 1991 - New York City, New York Darrell Armstrong (PG), Fayetteville State Categories: | | ... The 1994 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 1993-1994 season. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (also called the Seattle Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... The National Basketball Associations Defensive Player of the Year Award has been handed out since 1983. ...


Atlanta Hawks

After the 1995-96 NBA season, Mutombo's contract with the Nuggets expired, and he signed a free agent contract with the Atlanta Hawks. Mutombo continued to put up excellent defensive numbers with his new team. Joining the Hawks made him more noticeable, helping him win two more Defensive Player of the Year awards and several All-Defensive Team selections. He also became fairly well known for his signature finger waggle, which he would point at a player's direction after he had blocked that player's shot. During the lockout-shortened 1999 season, he was the NBA's IBM Award winner, a player of the year award determined by a computerized formula. The 1995-96 NBA season was the 50th season of the National Basketball Association, although the league didnt celebrate this anniversary until the following season. ... In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... A lockout is a work stoppage in which an employer prevents employees from working. ... The 1998-99 NBA season was the 53rd season of the National Basketball Association. ...


Philadelphia 76ers

The Hawks traded Mutombo to the Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia 76ers in February 2001 for their injured center Theo Ratliff as the Sixers needed a replacement stellar big man to compete with Western Conference powers Tim Duncan or Shaquille O'Neal should they reach the finals. He earned his fourth Defensive Player of the Year award that season and was in the prime of his career. That season he also earned a trip to the NBA Finals, where the 76ers lost to the Los Angeles Lakers four games to one. A free-agent, he re-signed with the Sixers after the season. While his statistics were comparable in the 2001-02 season, the Sixers dealt him to the New Jersey Nets, fearing that his game had deteriorated. The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Theophilus Curtis Ratliff (born April 17, 1973 in Demopolis, Alabama), better known as Theo Ratliff, is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the NBAs Detroit Pistons. ... Timothy Tim Theodore Duncan (born April 25, 1976 in Christiansted, St. ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (pronounced ; born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American professional basketball player, rapper and actor. ... The NBA Finals is the championship series of the National Basketball Association, played under a best-of-seven playoff format. ... NBA Finals logo from NBA.com. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The 2001-02 NBA season is the 56th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team. ...


New Jersey Nets

The Nets were looking for a more physical big man to compete with Shaquille O'Neal and Tim Duncan, two of the best big men in the league who also led championship-caliber teams in the West. Unfortunately, Mutombo spent most of that season with a nagging injury that limited him to just 24 games. He was generally unable to play in the playoffs, typically serving as a sixth man during the Nets' second consecutive Finals run. Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (pronounced ; born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American professional basketball player, rapper and actor. ... Timothy Tim Theodore Duncan (born April 25, 1976 in Christiansted, St. ...


New York Knicks

In October 2003, the Nets bought out the remainder of his contract and subsequently waived him. He signed a two-year deal with the New York Knicks a few days later. The Knicks later traded him to the Chicago Bulls in a package for Jamal Crawford. He never played a game for the Bulls and they dealt him to the Houston Rockets in the 2004 offseason. Knicks redirects here. ... This article is about the professional basketball team. ... Jamal Crawford (born March 20, 1980 in Seattle, Washington) is an American NBA shooting guard currently with the New York Knicks. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ...


Houston Rockets

In the twilight of his career, Mutombo is for the first time a backup center. He currently plays as a reserve behind Yao Ming, forming one of the NBA's most productive center combos. In his first season with the Rockets (2004-05), Mutombo averaged 15.2 MPG, 5.3 RPG, and 4.0 PPG. However, despite the stellar play of Tracy McGrady, the Rockets lost in the first round against the Dallas Mavericks. In the 2006-07 season, Mutombo yet again received extensive playing time when Yao went down with a broken bone, and averaged double digits in rebounding as a starter. The additional playing time gave Mutombo the opportunity to continue accruing blocked shots at a record-setting pace. On January 10, 2007, in a 102-77 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers, Mutombo recorded 5 blocked shots and surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in total career blocked shots. Mutombo is currently second only to Hakeem Olajuwon. Also, on March 2, 2007, in a win over the Denver Nuggets, at the age of 40, Mutombo became the oldest player in NBA history to record more than 20 rebounds in a game with 22.[2] This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yao (姚) Yao Ming (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) (born September 12, 1980, in Shanghai, China) is a Chinese professional basketball player and is arguably the best center in the National Basketball Association (NBA) today. ... The 2004-05 NBA season was the 59th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Tracy Lamar McGrady Jr (born May 24, 1979, in Bartow, Florida) is an American professional basketball player, currently positioned at starting shooting guard for the Houston Rockets in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are a professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas, Texas. ... The 2006-07 NBA season was the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born April 16, 1947 as Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr) is an American athlete and retired professional basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest NBA players of all time. ... Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon (born Akeem Abdul Olajuwon on January 21, 1963) is a retired Nigerian-American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ...


2006 heckling incident

During an exhibition game on October 26, 2006 against the Orlando Magic, a Magic season ticket holder, Hooman Hamzehloui, taunted Mutombo, calling him "monkey face" and a "big monkey". This infuriated Mutombo, who said after the game that next time he will enter the stands, even if he gets fined. Hamzehloui was immediately escorted out of the arena. Hamzehloui later apologized to Mutombo sending him a letter, saying he did not believe his statement was offensive when he said it. He promised he will not attend any Magic games until he has Mutombo's approval to do so. Mutombo forgave him, but the fan was banned from attending any NBA games for the rest of the season.[3] is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ...


Player profile

The 7-2, 260 lb. Mutombo plays the center position. With his combination of height, power and long arms, he established himself as one of the top post defenders of all time, being elected NBA Defensive Player of the Year four times. This feat is only equalled by Ben Wallace. Staples of Mutombo's defensive prowess are his outstanding shot-blocking and rebounding power: for his career, he averages 2.9 blocks and 10.8 rebounds per game. He is second all-time in registered blocks, behind only Hakeem Olajuwon , and is the 21st most prolific rebounder ever.[4] He is also an eight-time All-Star and was elected into three All-NBA and six All-Defensive Teams.[5] While universally regarded as defensive stalwart, Mutombo also could contribute offensively, averaging at least 10 points per game until he reached age 35.[5] The National Basketball Associations Defensive Player of the Year Award has been handed out since 1983. ... For the British MP, see Ben Wallace (UK politician). ... Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon (born Akeem Abdul Olajuwon on January 21, 1963) is a retired Nigerian-American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...


Mutombo also achieved a certain level of on-court notoriety. After a successful block, he was known for taunting his opponents by waving his index finger, like a parent would reproach a disobedient child. Later in his career NBA officials would respond to the gesture with a technical foul for unsportsmanlike conduct. To avoid the technical foul, Mutombo took to waving his finger at the crowd after a block, which is not considered taunting by rules.[6] In addition, his flailing elbows are known for injuring several NBA players, including Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman, Charles Oakley, Patrick Ewing, Chauncey Billups, Ray Allen, Yao Ming, Lebron James and Tracy McGrady. His teammate Yao Ming made a joke about it: "I need to talk to Coach to have Dikembe held out of practice, because if he hits somebody in practice, it's our teammate. At least in the games, it's 50/50."[7] For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... Dennis Keith Rodman (born May 13, 1961) is an American retired professional basketball player best known for his fierce defensive and rebounding ability, leading the National Basketball Association in rebounds per game for a record seven consecutive years and earning NBA All-Defensive First Team honors seven times, along with... Charles Oakley (born December 18, 1963 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a retired American professional basketball player who played power forward in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards and Houston Rockets. ... Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... Chauncey Ray Billups (born September 25, 1976, in Denver, Colorado) is an American professional basketball player. ... Not to be confused with Ray Alan or Allan Ray. ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yao (姚) Yao Ming (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) (born September 12, 1980, in Shanghai, China) is a Chinese professional basketball player and is arguably the best center in the National Basketball Association (NBA) today. ... LeBron Raymone James (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Tracy Lamar McGrady Jr (born May 24, 1979, in Bartow, Florida) is an American professional basketball player, currently positioned at starting shooting guard for the Houston Rockets in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yao (姚) Yao Ming (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) (born September 12, 1980, in Shanghai, China) is a Chinese professional basketball player and is arguably the best center in the National Basketball Association (NBA) today. ...


Personal life

Mutombo is married to Rose and has six children, four of whom were adopted.[8] Mutombo is a polyglot, able to speak English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and five African languages.[8] During his time at Georgetown, he also earned bachelor's degrees in both Linguistics and Diplomacy. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Multilingualism#Multilingualism within an individual. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... For the journal, see Linguistics (journal). ... This article is about negotiations. ...


On May 15, 2008, the New York Times reported that Mutombo was among athletes that received sexual favors from dancers at the Gold Club in Atlanta, Georgia.[9] The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Georgia, applied to a state, may be: Georgia (U.S. state) in North America 1776–1861 and after 1865 Georgia, Confederate state in 1861–1865 Georgia (country) in Eurasia after 1991 Democratic Republic of Georgia in Eurasia 1918–1921 Georgia State University Category: ...


Humanitarian work

A well-known humanitarian, Mutombo started the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation to improve living conditions in his native Democratic Republic of Congo in 1997. His efforts earned him the NBA's humanitarian award in 2001. For his feats, The Sporting News named him as one of the "Good Guys in Sports" in 1999 and 2000,[8] and in 1999, he was elected as one of 20 winners of the President's Service Awards, the nation's highest honor for volunteer service.[8] In 2004, he also participated in the Basketball Without Borders NBA program, where NBA stars like Shawn Bradley, Malik Rose and DeSagana Diop toured Africa to spread the word about basketball and to improve the infrastructure.[8] He also paid for uniforms and expenses for the Zaire women's basketball team during the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta.[8] Mutumbo is a spokesman for the international relief agency, CARE (relief) and is the first Youth Emissary for the United Nations Development Program.[10] The Democratic Republic of the Congo, called Zaïre between 1971 and 1997, is a nation in central Africa. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ... Shawn Bradley (born March 22, 1972) is a retired American 7 ft. ... Malik Rose (born November 23, 1974 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American National Basketball Association player with the New York Knicks. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... CARE logo CARE is one of the largest international relief and humanitarian organizations in the world, with programs in nearly 70 countries. ... The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the largest multilateral source of grant technical assistance in the world. ...


In honor of his humanitarianism, Mutombo was invited to President George W. Bush's 2007 State of the Union Address and was referred to as a "son of the Congo" by the President in his speech,[11] Mutombo later said, "My heart was full of joy. I didn't know the President was going to say such great remarks."[12] George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... George W. Bush during the speech, with Dick Cheney and Nancy Pelosi behind him. ...


Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital

In 1997, Mutombo with the Mutombo Foundation began plans to open a $29 million, 300-bed hospital on the outskirts of his hometown, the Congolese capital of Kinshasa. Ground was broken in 2001, but construction didn't start until 2004, as Mutombo had trouble getting donations early on,[10] although Mutombo personally donated $3.5 million toward the hospital's construction. Initially Mutombo had some other difficulties, almost losing the land to the government because it was not being used, and having to pay refugees who had begun farming the land to leave. He also struggled to reassure some that he did not have any ulterior or political motives for the project.[10] However, the project has been on the whole very well received at all social and economic levels in Kinshasa.[10] On August 14, 2006, Dikembe donated $15 million to the completion of the hospital for its ceremonial opening on September 2, 2006. The hospital was by then named Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital, named for his late mother, who died of a stroke in 1997.[13] When it opened in February 2007, the $29 million facility became the first modern medical facility to be built in that area in nearly 40 years.[14] His hospital is on a 12-acre site on the outskirts of Kinshasa in Masina, where about a quarter of the city's 7.5 million residents live in poverty. It is minutes from Kinshasa's airport and near a bustling open-air market.Today, Congo must be proud of it according to its new technology construction. The hospital has full telemedicine capabilities with the United States and Europe through the network established by Medical Missions for Children.[15] Nickname: Map of the Dem. ... Telemedicine may be as simple as two health professionals discussing a case over the telephone, or as complex as using satellite technology and video-conferencing equipment to conduct a real-time consultation between medical specialists in two different countries. ...


Career summary and highlights

  • 4-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year: 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001
  • 8-time NBA All-Star: 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002
  • 3-time All-NBA:
  • Second Team: 2001
  • Third Team: 1998, 2002
  • 6-time All-Defensive:
  • First Team: 1997, 1998, 2001
  • Second Team: 1995, 1999, 2002
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team: 1992
  • 2nd on All-Time NBA recorded Blocks, 3.256.
  • 2-time NBA regular-season leader, rebounding average: 2000 (14.1), 2001 (13.5)
  • 4-time NBA regular-season leader, total rebounds: 1995 (1029), 1997 (929), 1999 (610), 2000 (1157)
  • NBA regular-season leader, offensive rebounds: 2001 (307)
  • 2-time NBA regular-season leader, defensive rebounds: 1999 (418), 2000 (853)
  • 3-time NBA regular-season leader, blocked shots average: 1994 (4.1), 1995 (3.9), 1996 (4.5)
  • 5-time NBA regular-season leader, total blocks: 1994 (336), 1995 (321), 1996 (332), 1997 (264), 1998 (277)
  • Career averages (as of March 2008): 9.9 PPG, 10.4 RPG, 2.7 BPG
  • Invited to be a special guest at President George W. Bush's State of the Union address, commended for his humanitarian aid to his homeland.
  • Oldest player in NBA history to collect over 20 rebounds in a game (March 2nd 2007 vs. Denver Nuggets)

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References

  1. ^ 2006-07 NBA Player Survey Results: Age
  2. ^ Mutombo grabs 22 boards, Rockets top Nuggets
  3. ^ ESPN - Heckler banned for season after alleged racial slur - NBA
  4. ^ Career Leaders and Records for Total Rebounds - Basketball-Reference.com
  5. ^ a b Dikembe Mutombo Statistics, www.basketball-reference.com
  6. ^ NBA signs off on Mutombo's finger wave | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
  7. ^ McGrady's OK to play Tuesday vs. Warriors | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
  8. ^ a b c d e f Dikembe Mutombo Info Page. Retrieved on 2007-01-18.
  9. ^ New York Times. Retrieved on 2008-05-15.
  10. ^ a b c d Nance, Roscoe. USA Today August 16, 2006 "Mutombo helps Congo take a big step forward with new hospital"
  11. ^ White House: text of the State of the Union Address, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-01-24.
  12. ^ Phone interview. Retrieved on 2007-02-06.
  13. ^ Mutombo's hospital dream about to come true | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
  14. ^ Sports Illustrated, September 4, 2006; Steve Rushin's Air and Space.
  15. ^ http://www.mmissions.org/initiatives/mutombo.html Biamba Marie Mutombo Teaching Hospital and Research Center

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Persondata
NAME Mutombo, Dikembe
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo (full name)
SHORT DESCRIPTION Congolese-American basketball player
DATE OF BIRTH June 25, 1966
PLACE OF BIRTH Kinshasa, Congo
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Mutombo rejected five shots to move ahead of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar into second place on the NBA's all-time blocked shots list Wednesday night and provided the defensive spark that lifted the Rockets to a 102-77 thumping of the Los Angeles Lakers at Toyota Center.
Mutombo did his part to spark the rout by turning away Bryant and swatting consecutive shots from a kid half his age, Andrew Bynum, in the third quarter.
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