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Atlanta Hawks Dikembe Mutombo Jersey Retirement Ceremony

The Atlanta Hawks officially retired the number of Hall of Fame center Dikembe Mutombo in a ceremony at Philips Arena. “I don’t think I ever thought my jersey would be retired,” Mutombo told reporters after his jersey was hung from the arena rafters in a halftime ceremony of the Hawks’ 121-97 win over the Boston Celtics. “My name will stay forever.” Recognized on the...
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Dikembe Mutombo joins Hawks legends with jersey retirement

ATLANTA — As the halftime buzzer sounded for Hawks-Celtics on Tuesday night, Dikembe Mutombo found himself in a waiting room adjacent to Philips Arena's home tunnel, preparing to re-enter the court area in dignitary-like fashion. He was accompanied by a powerful entourage: NBA commissioner Adam Silver, Hawks principal owner Tony Ressler and CEO Steve Koonin, Atlanta mayor Kasim...
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Dikembe Mutombo thanks Atlanta, fans at jersey retirement

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No-no-no more No. 55 in Atlanta -- Hawks retire Mutombo's No.

Dikembe Mutombo got one more chance to use his famed finger wag on Tuesday night ... to point to his jersey which now hangs in the Philips Arena rafters. David Goldman AP PhotoATLANTAThe Atlanta Hawks retired Dikembe Mutombo's No. 55 jersey Tuesday night to honor the longtime shot blocker's Hall of Fame enshrinement.Mutombo signed as a free agent in 1996 to make Atlanta the second...
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Celebrate Hawks retiring Mutombo's number with this ultimate highlight

Mutombo's No. 55 will go into the Atlanta rafters on Tuesday. Rocky Widner Getty ImagesTuesday night will be a festive occasion in Atlanta. The Hawks are retiring the jersey of Hall of Fame center Dikembe Mutombo at halftime of their game against the Boston Celtics, and the team will wear a No. 55 patch on their jerseys to commemorate the big man.According to the Atlanta Journal...
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WATCH: Whiteside records triple-double with block party

No, no, no: not today. Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside channeled his inner Dikembe Mutombo and posted a triple-double with a team-high 22 points, 14 rebounds and 10 blocks. Hassan Whiteside had a block party and all the Wolves were invited.
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Dikembe Mutombo has great reaction to news of Hawks jersey retirement (Video)

On Tuesday, it was announced that fabled finger-wagging figure Dikembe Mutombo would be honored by the Atlanta Hawks and have his No. 55 jersey lifted to the rafters in Philips Arena next November. Mutombo's No. 55 will be retired during Nov. 24 game vs. Celtics on TNT. — Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) September 1, 2015 For the Hawks, it’s a wonderful gesture for a player...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Dikembe Mutombo teared up when Hawks announced franchise will retire his jersey

Dikembe Mutombo was already celebrating a tremendous honor, but the NBA legend didn’t know “Dikembe Mutombo Day” was about to get better. According to Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin announced the franchise will retire Mutombo’s No. 55 jersey during the 2015 campaign. The news surprised Mutombo, who had a touching reaction...
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Mutombo blocks Bill Clinton's view of All-Star Game

The west defeated the east 163-158 in the highest scoring all-star game in NBA history on Sunday. Russell Westbrook put on a show, taking home MVP honors. Pau and Marc Gasol became the first brothers to start against each other in the game’s history. It was a spectacle to be seen in New York City....Read More
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Dikembe Mutombo denies ever saying ‘Who wants to sex Mutombo?’ (video)

In an instance of extreme and utter disappointment to fans of legendary Internet tales everywhere, former NBA great Dikembe Mutombo denied during an interview that he ever uttered the words that in some circles came to be the identifying trademark of the basketball player. A 2006 Deadspin article was one of the original sources of […] The post Dikembe Mutombo denies ever saying...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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