Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 at 10:30 am  |  22 responses

For Old Time’s Sake: Mount Mutombo

He may not have had the prettiest all-around game during his time, but there is nobody in the last 20 years, maybe all time, that could block shots the way Dikembe Mutombo did. With his signature finger-wave daring high-flyers to come meet him in the lane, not only did Mutombo stack up blocks at a crazy pace, but he had his fare share of posterizations as well (not the good end).

OUCH! (can you believe that’s Grant Hill!?! He had ankles!)

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  • http://gmail dirty frank

    My favorite Mutumbo moment was his interview after repeatedly blocking Anthony Randolph last year, (or the year before?), where he said something about Randolph wanting to tell his grandkids that he dunked on Mutumbo but that would never happen.

  • The Philosopher

    Shout out to John Thompson.

  • Overtime

    Willing to do what it took to win,
    not only a great player, an amazing person in general, but the BEST VOICE in NBA history

  • Ronald

    I love this guy. How can anyone not?! This guy had a freaking awesome back story. AND had one of the more signature “poses” of the decade. Hate how the NBA started handing out techs for the wag.

  • logues

    for some reason i loved those old pistons jerseys

  • logues

    how bout mjs dunk on mutumbo when he gave dikembe the finger wag after

  • Someloser

    Hall of Famer.

  • lexluther703

    the old time’s sake with Grant will be the best of the bunch, point blank period

  • horsey

    i’m going to take to you my favorite place to eat. its called “pasta pasta pasta!” they named it for the pasta..

  • http://Yahoo Shanoooooo

    The finger wave was always funny because his finger is longer than most people’s arms.

  • Homie

    Who wants to sex Mutombo?

  • http://www.twitter.com/gerardhimself Gerard Himself

    The NBA in 2010: where a fingerwag now probably cost you at least 25.000 dollars.

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance

    Why do a “for old times sake” on Dikembe, then show him getting dunked on? You could have saved that for Grant Hills.

    Anyway, Dikembe is one of my all-time faves, more for the man he was off the court than for what he did on it. Not to be preachy but if more NBA players were as selfless and giving as Deke is, and gave back to their communities like he does, a real positive change could be made across the country.

  • http://shinefluid@aol.com CHI-TOWN SAID IT..

    dikembe had like 20 names and he blocked shots and waved fingers and told u about it!!! thats what made him such a honor to get a dunk on. class act dude

  • nastierthanu

    The longer this guy lives, with the accolades he continues to collect, the easier it will be to forget he ever played ball to begin with. If slam is going to do a for old times sake with deke then they should have shown pictures of numerous villages before his contributions and after. Like deke if I could be like deke.

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    A hell of a fun player to watch on court, and a real humanitarian off of it. Mutombo was a multi-dimensional guy — he was definitely more than just a finger wag.

  • barnabusb

    “Please…. do not come here no more.” Amazing.

  • barnabusb

    Also, the “NBA Rising Stars” video profile on Mutombo is fantastic.

  • SoulMan

    Dikembe Mutombo Mpulando Mukamba Jean Jacques Wamatumbo. Legend.

  • bambe

    miss the old times

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  • total scrotal implosion

    even in his last year he had some monstrous games! 19 boards 6 blocks beast! and he was 45 at least