Monday, April 13th, 2009 at 11:00 am  |  42 responses

Dikembe Mutombo, Still Talking That Talk

And, evidently, walking the walk. Lesson is in session, youngsters: “Dikembe Mutumbo, 42 years old and one of the NBA’s all-time good guys, started for the Rockets [Friday night] with Yao Ming out. Mutumbo finished with 15 rebounds, 10 points and four blocks — all of which were followed by his signature finger-wave to the crowd. One of the blocks came against Anthony Randolph to start the second half, and the 19-year-old rookie was NOT happy that his dunk was rejected. He got the ball back, went right at Mutumbo got whistled for an offensive foul and pulled by Nellie…’We need NBA Classics to show more of the Mutombo games so some of the youngest guys can learn. Everybody is trying me. I don’t know why. That young boy tried so hard…He kept telling me, ‘I’m going to get you before the day’s over.’ It’s too bad. He tried, but he didn’t get a chance to dunk on Dikembe Mutombo. He’s not going to be able tell his grandkids, ‘I got Dikembe with one.’”

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  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    Insane. 10-15-4 at 42? C’mon now, downright ridiculous!

  • Ken

    I love Deke. All jokes about his age aside, he’s still one of the best backup centers in the league.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Incredible. Greatest name-voice combo in pro sports? “That young boy tried so hard.”

  • Dnice

    Deke’s the man!

  • http://dillanleuyahoo.com Holy Baller

    Exactly what I was thinking ciolkstar. Poor young boy Randolph. He should get a nickname for this.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    UnMOUNTable: Dikembe Mutombo. Coming to an arena near you, this spring. Be afraid.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    Gotta love Deke!

  • http://nicekicks.com MeloMan13

    why does he refer to himself in the 1st person?

  • donlaker

    dude is 45 years at best , i say no no no no like mutumbo

  • riggs

    cause he’s deke, next question.

  • Jacob

    DIKEMBE!!!!!!! gotta love em

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Cheryl

    Man, no video on that one? Or his interview after?? Somebody’s gotta find that, please!!!

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Dees Dikembe Mutombo…

  • Young Chris MP3

    Remember the old video game commercial? “Dikembe what are you going to do with 2 guys on you?” Deke: “Dunk on them.” Dikembe, what are you going to do with 5 guys on you?” Deke: “Dunk on all of them.”

  • wilz

    and nobody pointed out its 3rd person, not 1st person MeloMan13

  • wilz

    and nobody pointed out its 3rd person, not 1st person MeloMan13

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    everybody is trying me. i dont know why

  • WhoWantsToSexMutombo

    Time to go back to 2nd grade MeloMan13.

  • underdog

    Dikembe is the MAN.

  • Luke

    MeloMan13 It’s 3rd person not 1st person lmao.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Dikembe can talk in the eighth person if he wants to.

  • Bostwik

    The last of the Dinosaurs.

  • http://mindyourbusiness@getalife.com Allenp

    First person was funny…
    I actually thought it might have been sarcasm, but then I realized it was just stupidity.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    As he should. Dikembe Mutumbo is the man.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    @ Allenp: Umm… no.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Oh wait, you weren’t mistaking Deke as speaking in first person. Never mind.
    Point being:

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/officerbarbrady what

    The only way Mutombo can become even more dope is if he becomes a broadcaster after he retires.

  • nate the great


  • http://www.nba.com/suns Dacre

    Greg Oden used to get numbers like that back, when he was 42.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    LOL ^^

  • melvin ely

    Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo!

  • melvin ely

    In English, that actually translates to “AWESOME”

  • chintao

    2009 Mutombo > 2009 Jordan

  • C-Mac

    man if the nuggets don’t retire his jersey i’m gonna damn near stop following them

  • http://www.basketballjerseyworld.com nba-jersey-king

    Mutombo is great!

  • Prentice Mcgruder

    One more year!

  • larrylegend

    should be a lock for hof.

  • ab_40

    ah poor kid haha… but you gotta love deke problem is if he’s start talking trash to me I would just laugh it off haha his voice is too damn funny

  • a_whiteman

    Randolph got owned during the game and the post game interviews, deke 4 life!!!

  • snyper48

    Back in the old Slamonline, Lang posted a link to a lunch between Yao,Deke e Ewing, that was really awesome.Imagine having a lunch with Barkley,Mutombo, Shaq and Damon “best shooter in the world that always get a good All star seat” Jones.

  • Oldfriend

    hi dikembe .do you know Ivory cost? but if you do then what year did you did it in.Do you temember this family last name in africa NAHOUNOU.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Beverly Gary

    Has anyone ever hear of one of Deke’s nicknames being Cesium? My Chemistry teacher will give any student $20 bucks for the name of a basketball player nicknamed Cesium, who was featured in Sports Illustrated 10 years ago whose # was 55! Can anyone help me????