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If there's a better way of telling Dikembe Mutombo's life story than through an animated version of the hoops star, we can't think of it. To mark the re-release of Mutombo's signature adidas basketball sneaker, illustrator Nathan McKee and animator Jamal Qutub created a web series called "The House of Mutombo" following the eponymous protagonist from his early days in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to his finger-waving notoriety in the NBA. Mutombo narrates the series. The clips are only about a minute each, but myth making doesn't take much longer than that with original lettering, charmingly 2D animation, and an inexplicable hawk that pops up in episode two.

Check out the first three episodes and some images from the series below.