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Dikembe Mutombo not only blocked a shot at the NBA Celebrity All-Star game, but he pulled off his trademark finger-wag as well. Legend, no question.
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Long gone are the days where Dikembe Mutombo could wag his finger that was the size of a broom handle after swatting a shot into the third row. Also gone are the days of Mutombo’s postgame interviews that were barely comprehensible because of the depth of his voice.
GEICO has re-birthed both the broom handle and the baritone in their recent commercials. And they’re grand...
Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo. The name alone is Basketball Hall of Fame worthy, Just ask the man himself. The man who ranks second in NBA history in blocked shots, behind Hakeem Olajuwon, thinks he belongs in the Hall along with his fellow African-born dominant pivot. As he told the Associated Press at an NBA Cares initiative on Wednesday: "...
Rockets Dikembe Mutombo (7’2), Jeremy Lin (6’3) and Yao Ming (7’6), who’re all in Houston for All-Star weekend, pose together for a photo:
wow…i look like an infant #twintowersplusone twitter.com/JLin7/status/3…
— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) February 14, 2013
The NBA has announced the judges for the All-Star dunk contest Saturday night at 8 pm/et. All five judges are former Houston Rockets:
10x NBA All-Star & NBA Champion, Clyde Drexler
8x NBA All-Star & 4x Defensive Player of the Year, Dikembe Mutombo
12x NBA All-Star & 2x NBA Champion, Hakeem Olajuwon
8x NBA All-Star, Yao Ming
5x NBA All-Star (as player), 2x NBA Champion...