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A Tribute To One of the Best Centers of Our Time: Dikembe Mutombo

Published by on April 22, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Dikembe Mutombo announced today he will retire after injuring his knee in the first quarter of the Rockets-Trailblazers second playoff game Tuesday night.

Dikembe Mutombo began his life in the NBA 18 years ago, when the Denver Nuggets drafted him fourth overall in the 1991 draft.

For five seasons with the Nuggets he was a dominant center, grabbing rebounds and using his razor-sharp elbows as guards against the ball. He used the move so many times, occasionally injuring opponents, that the league banned the move and made it an offensive foul.

Mutombo had an amazing career, spanning 19 years and six teams, but his best years were in a Nuggets uniform. For Denver, Mutombo averaged 13 points and over 12 rebou...

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