Dikembe Mutombo Rumors

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Dikembe Mutombo
Dikembe Mutombo
Position: None
Born: 06/25/66
Height: 7-2 / 2.18
Weight:265 lbs. / 120.2 kg.
In addition to paying to bring 20 young student-athletes – such as Tshisumpa – to America, Biyombo has seen to it that 150 Congolese students a year in his hometown of Lubumbash gain entrance into high schools that can feed their growth. Just like wagging his finger after a blocked shot, helping make a difference in the lives of others is a nod to Mutombo, his boyhood hero who he spent time with back in the Congo over the summer. “I actually did (talk to Mutombo about the finger wag) in the Congo and we had a long conversation about it,’’ Biyombo said with a laugh. “He’s my big brother and I love him. I have so much love for him for the things that he does for kids back home and he inspires them. So I just love him. (Wagging the finger) is the way to keep his legacy alive.’’
The Denver Nuggets retired the No. 55 jersey of finger-wagging, shot-blocker extraordinaire Dikembe Mutombo in a halftime ceremony on Saturday night. Mutombo was drafted by the Nuggets with the No. 4 overall pick in 1991 and played five seasons with the team. Besides his trademark finger wag, Mutombo is probably best remembered for lying on the court, clutching the ball over his head, after the eighth-seeded Nuggets upset top-seeded Seattle during the 1993-94 playoffs.