Timberwolves’ Gorgui Dieng Aims to Help All Back Home in Senegal

PHOENIX — Three years ago, while visiting his hometown of Kebemer in Senegal, Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng witnessed something that would change his perspective—which, in turn, would change countless lives in West Africa. “I saw a pregnant woman laying on the ground because they don’t have a bed for her,” Gorgui tells CloseUp360 at Timberwolves practice in Phoenix. “That’s when I started getting involved. That was the first day I talked to the doctor. I was, like, ‘Listen, I don’t promise anything to you guys, but I want to know exactly what you guys need.’ And since then, I’ve taken over from there.” Some of the hospital rooms only… Read More