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Dikembe Mutombo
Dikembe Mutombo
Position: -
Born: 06/25/66
Height: 7-2 / 2.18
Weight:265 lbs. / 120.2 kg.
Earnings: $143,666,581 ($213,945,047*)
Mutumbo was the keynote speaker at the third annual Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club Hall of Fame Dinner on Thursday evening at the Savannah Civic Center. Arriving at the club in mid-afternoon, he took some time before the event to discuss his reasons for coming, the radically different NBA which has transformed in the 10 years since he retired and the importance of giving back to the game that changed his life over 30 years ago.
“The game has always changed from one time to the next. In the 1970s it started to become competitive I think and more physical,” he said. “Now — and I call (today’s players) Generation X — none of us who played when I played know. Nobody knows what’s going on in the NBA. I look at myself and wonder if this Dikembe Mutombo could’ve ever played in the NBA if it was like these guys play now. All the shots today just come from too far away. I don’t want to think about having to run to protect the rim and then to cover my man who might be all the way out past the 3-point line.”
Mutombo, whose reputation was formed on the defensive end, marvels at the skill Embiid possesses and has unleashed at his size. He’s even more impressed by the name his play has invoked. “He’s found a way to get compared to Hakeem Olajuwon, skill-wise. He learned a lot from Dream and he does a lot of things that Dream does, Dream did. He’s very talented. Very gifted. A big man who can put the ball on the floor, do what he does. They don’t make too many of them. They don’t make too many of them. I was not a three-point shooter. I think I finished my career 0-for-1 [actually, 0-2] after 18 years. I made my living blocking shots. I was not someone who could come get the ball, dribble, go left and right, no? Give me the ball, I shoot the hook shot and it would go in. I was not a jump shooter, no. Maybe because I played in a different era.”