Dikembe Mutombo Rumors

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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 ($215,326,561*)
I read the Yao-Ewing-Mutombo piece every once in a while. BL: I went to a Chinese food restaurant in Toronto with Yao and Deke. In Toronto, Chinese food places are numbered like it’s easier for you to point at what you want than to say it. Deke kept pointing at whatever No. 13 was and saying in the Deke voice: “I want the Yao Ming.” And he thought it was the funniest thing ever. He said it about 15 times.
Etan Thomas: He focused on their education, enforced discipline and structure, and educated them about society and being a Black man in America. He was a father figure in that he actually cared about his players far beyond wins and losses (although he definitely wanted to win). He made sure he stressed that his players graduate and not squander their time allowing the system to use them. Of course that was the coach and program I wanted to be a part of. Also, he coached one of my favorite players, Alonzo Mourning – someone who I wanted to pattern my game after. He also coached Patrick Ewing, one of my favorite players growing up (as a New York Knicks fan). I wanted to be able to block shots like Dikembe Mutombo and have defenses literally draw plans to avoid bringing the ball inside. I wanted to carry on the tradition and wear No. 33 at Georgetown (which is one of the reasons why I wore No. 33 at Syracuse, but I’ll explain that later).
Storyline: John Thompson Death
Prior to Wednesday night, NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo had only seen short clips of the Minneapolis police officer digging his knee into George Floyd’s neck. But that night, as Mutombo lumbered downstairs in his Atlanta home for a workout, he couldn’t look away from the excruciating 10-minute video that captured Floyd’s death. Mutombo was so distraught he couldn’t finish his workout. “I cried yesterday, by myself at the gym,” Mutombo said. “I stopped working out and I cried like for 10 minutes.”