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Ignore The Numbers: Dikembe Mutombo Belongs In The Hall Of Fame

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

I'm usually a stick-to-the-book, look-at-the-numbers type of guy. However, I also believe there are exceptions for everything. Dikembe Mutombo might not have the statistics to be in the Hall of Fame, but he deserves to be enshrined.

Sadly, Mutombo's career came to an end yesterday, after becoming awkwardly entangled with Greg Oden. It was painful to watch the 18-year veteran being carried off on a stretcher in tears.

Mutombo said: "For me, basketball is over." He took it like a true player, said he was happy with his career and was proud to go out like a wounded soldier.

Here are some of Mutomobo's career accomplishments:

-Four-time defensive player of the year (1995, 1997, 1998, and 2001). He...

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