Found February 15, 2013 on
I could have sworn that somebody on this here incredible UPROXX network had already written about the Dikembe Mutombo Geico commercial, or maybe it’s just that I’ve watched it so many times that it’s tattooed on my brain and I see his goofy grin every time I open my eyes. Whatever the case may be, between my ridiculous car insurance payments and commercials about human women wanting to have sex with pigs, it’s very rare that I would compliment a Geico ad. But damn it, that Dikembe Mutombo ad is fantastic.But you know that already, because you’ve probably watched it a billion times, too. The reason that I bring this up so late in the ad world game is because the NBA All-Star Weekend starts tonight and I believe my excitement can be summed up by the following GIF…As it stands, Mutombo is only set to be a part of tomorrow night’s Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. That’s stupid. He should be in everything. The BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, D-League All-Star Game, D-League Dunk Contest,...
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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 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.
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...