Dikembe Mutombo Speaker Profile
Retired Center for the Atlanta Hawks
Dikembe Mutombo Biography
The 7 ft 2 in, 260-pound center is generally regarded as one of the greatest shot blockers and defensive players of all time, winning the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award four times. On January 10, 2007, he surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the second most prolific shot blocker in NBA history, behind only Hakeem Olajuwon. He is a member of the Luba ethnic group and speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and five African languages. In the second game of the first round of the 2009 NBA playoffs, Mutombo suffered a career-ending knee injury. After the game, he said "it-s over for me for my career.
Mutombo also achieved a certain level of on-court notoriety. After a successful block, he was known for taunting his opponents by waving his index finger, like a parent would reproach a disobedient child. Later in his career NBA officials would respond to the gesture with a technical foul for unsportsmanlike conduct. To avoid the technical foul, Mutombo took to waving his finger at the crowd after a block, which is not considered taunting by rules. In addition, his flailing elbows are known for injuring several NBA players, including Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman, Charles Oakley, Patrick Ewing, Chauncey Billups, Ray Allen, Yao Ming, LeBron James and Tracy McGrady. His teammate Yao Ming made a joke about it: "I need to talk to Coach to have Dikembe held out of practice, because if he hits somebody in practice, it's our teammate. At least in the games, it's 50/50.
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Posted on 10 December 2015 | 6:30 pm
Former NBA players Dikembe Mutombo, Muggsy Bogues, and Ron Harper will be in Vancouver early next year to host an All-Star basketball event for basketball lovers to participate in and enjoy. The two-day event series will take place on January 22nd and 23rd, and include an NBA All-Star Kidsfest that Thursday from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Tong Louie Family YMCA. On Friday, there will be an NBA...[Read More]
Posted on 29 October 2014 | 6:53 pm
NBA great Dikembe Mutombo is one of the best defensive players in the history of the league. Over the course of his career he dominated down low, making it virtually impossible to drive the lane and score from short range. On Saturday, October 25 Mutombo attended a youth basketball camp in the Montreal borough of Lasalle to share his knowledge of the game with 50 youngsters from the...[Read More]
Posted on 23 March 2014 | 3:49 pm
Retired NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo is just one of the famed athletes who will be leading the 10th edition of Basketball Without Borders Africa in Johannesburg from August 30 to September 2. Mutombo was the oldest player in the NBA when he retired in 2009 at the age of 43. Over his 18-year NBA career he was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year four times in addition to a long...[Read More]
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