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Dikembe Mutombo: A Tribute

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

In a sad turn of events, the great Dikembe Mutombo has been seriously injured in Game Two of the Rockets-Trail Blazers playoff series. Although Dikembe previously announced his retirement at the end of this season, this latest knee injury will likely keep him out of the game for good. We will all remember and appreciate all Dikembe brought to the world, the city of Houston, and the Rockets. From building a hospital in his native country to using his Cookie Monster voice to get the Rockets going, Mutombo was a motivator on and off the court.

Personally, I will miss Deke’s amazing finger wag celebration after his blocks, in which he would wave his 12-inch pointer finger back and forth in the air with the stone-cold look of ...

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