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    One hell of a player, and a better person. Dude'll be missed.
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    Yep, gonna miss him.

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    Likewise, guys like him become more rare day by day.
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    I would have given quite a bit to have him on the Pacers even at 42.
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    best memory of him --- laying on the floor crying after the nuggets 8th seed beat sonics 1st seed back in the 90s...
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    I would have given quite a bit to have him on the Pacers even at 42.
    MrSparko answering the age old question "Who wants to sex Mutombo?"

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    That question has been answered many times.
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    After Game 4 of the Pacers-Sixers series in 2001 I gave Dikembe a high 5 as he headed into the tunnel after the game and I ended up being very sick for 2 weeks. Thanks a lot for that Dikembe you jerk

    True story BTW.

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    You got the by-product of the Mutumbo Sex
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    One of my childhood idols growing up. An outstanding basketball player and an even better overall person. Sucks to see him go out with an injury like this, but he's had one great career.

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    I had the misfortune of watching that injury live the other night and I knew he wouldn't be back. It was surreal to see such a big guy writhing on the floor in excruciating pain. He knew it was bad right away and you could just imagine him seeing his basketball career flashing before his eyes.

    He was a great player and I actually had the opportunity to see his first game against the Pacers as a rookie and he and Smits had a pretty good battle with Smits coming out on top offensively but I was really impressed with how good he was as a rookie.

    He averaged 16.6 points, 12.3 rebounds, with nearly three blocks per game, and was named to the All-Star team as a rookie! He was a great player in his prime and one of the NBA's best defensive players of all-time.



    Some Mutombo career highlights from Wikipedia:

    The 7 ft 2 in (2.2 m) 260 lb (120 kg), Mutombo plays center, where he is regarded as one of the top post defenders of all time. His combination of height, power and long arms have led to a record tying four NBA Defensive Player of the Year awards, a feat equalled only by Ben Wallace. Staples of Mutombo's defensive prowess are his outstanding shot-blocking and rebounding power: for his career, he averages 2.9 blocks and 10.8 rebounds per game. He is second all-time in registered blocks, behind only Hakeem Olajuwon , and is the 21st most prolific rebounder ever.[8] He is also an eight-time All-Star and was elected into three All-NBA and six All-Defensive Teams.

    Along with his defensive prowess Mutombo also could contribute offensively, averaging at least 10 points per game until he reached age 35.

    In Game 1 of Houston's first round playoff series against Portland, Mutombo played for 18 minutes and had nine rebounds, two blocks, and a steal.

    Career summary and highlights

    * 4-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year: 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001
    * 8-time NBA All-Star: 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002
    * 3-time All-NBA:

    * Second Team: 2001
    * Third Team: 1998, 2002

    * 6-time All-Defensive:

    * First Team: 1997, 1998, 2001
    * Second Team: 1995, 1999, 2002

    * NBA All-Rookie First Team: 1992
    * 2nd on All-Time NBA recorded Blocks, 3.256.
    * 2-time NBA regular-season leader, rebounding average: 2000 (14.1), 2001 (13.5)
    * 4-time NBA regular-season leader, total rebounds: 1995 (1029), 1997 (929), 1999 (610), 2000 (1157)
    * NBA regular-season leader, offensive rebounds: 2001 (307)
    * 2-time NBA regular-season leader, defensive rebounds: 1999 (418), 2000 (853)
    * 3-time NBA regular-season leader, blocked shots average: 1994 (4.1), 1995 (3.9), 1996 (4.5)
    * 5-time NBA regular-season leader, total blocks: 1994 (336), 1995 (321), 1996 (332), 1997 (264), 1998 (277)
    * Career averages (as of March 2008): 9.9 PPG, 10.4 RPG, 2.7 BPG
    * Invited to be a special guest at President George W. Bush's State of the Union address, commended for his humanitarian aid to his homeland.
    * Oldest player in NBA history to collect over 20 rebounds in a game (March 2 2007 vs. Denver Nuggets)

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    Dikembe contributed millions to his home country. He paid for building a hospital. You just can't top things like that.
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    Great guy whose legacy will continue through the good works he does back in his homeland.

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    I laughed everytime he was interviewed and I only understood half of what he said.

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    The NBA will miss a quality guy like Mutombo. A good player and a great guy who has done so much for his homeland.

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    Hall of Famer?

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