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Raptors’ Bismack Biyombo Carved His Own Path in Life

Doug Smith | The Star   in  · ·
October 19, 2015

BURNABY, B.C.—There are 16-year-olds for whom the biggest decisions are when to get their driver’s licences, kids who wonder about how they’ll spend Friday night or the weekend or who they might have their eye on as the girlfriend or boyfriend of the moment.

To them, those are the complications of life and they are decisions that weigh heavily.

Bismack Biyombo?

He sat down with his parents as a 16-year-old and told them he was leaving the comfort of his Republic of Congo home and a loving, caring family to move to Yemen to discover his sporting talents.

And to find himself.

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