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Dikembe Mutombo Injures Knee; Career Likely Over

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

Dikembe Mutombo came down to the floor with a thud after tangling with Portland’s Greg Oden in game two of the Houston Rockets’ opening-round playoff series, and just like that, the career of one of the NBA’s truly great big men came to an end.
“For me, basketball is over,” Mutombo told media members Tuesday. After leaving the Blazers win with a knee injury, CBS Sports is reporting Mutombo’s announcement that he is done playing in the NBA.

The 42-year-old Mutombo will retire as one of the great all-time centers and defensive players in the league. Over the course of his 18-year career, the 7′2″ Mutombo averaged 9.8 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game for Denver, Atl...

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