6. Dikembe Mutombo
Dikembe Mutombo is often compared to Hakeem Olajuwon, both being stellar examples of African NBA athletes who have made a name for themselves. The comparisons aren’t unwarranted – Mutombo is one of the best shot blockers ever. He made 6 All-Defensives and 4 Defensive Player of the Year awards, with 3,289 career blocks. That’s only 600 less than The Dream’s record.