Shawn Kemp frustrated with Old Spice about Dikembe Mutombo ad

Former NBA All-Star forward, and Seattle Supersonics legend Shawn Kemp apparently felt frustrated with the fact that Old Spice chose ex-NBA center Dikembe Mutombo for their  8-bit-style video game.

Folks at Old Spice created the “Dikembe Mutombo’s 4 1/2 Weeks to Save the World” videogame, where Mutombo choses himself to save the world from the Mayan apocalypse.

Shawn Kemp expressed his view on this ad on his Twitter.

“I don’t think me saving the world from the apocalypse is a less plausible plot than Dikembe Mutombo saving the world from the apocalypse,” former All-star wrote on his Twitter on Dec. 9.

“Why does Old Spice have to go with Dikembe instead of me for their well-written internet game ad campaign? I’m generally available too.”

One reason why Old Spice has decided to go with Mutombo, is probably because Dikembe used to be one of the best (if not the best) shot blockers and defenders in the NBA, during his prime.

Mutombo played in 1196 NBA games (997 started), averaging 9.8 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per contest.

He appeared in 8 NBA All-Star games, and led the NBA in blocks per game in 5 consecutive seasons. In 99-00 and 00-01 seasons, Mutombo also led the NBA in rebounds per game.

While Mutombo is mostly known for his defense, Kemp is to forever be remembered as a ferocious dunker, who basically could dunk on any center in the league.

So, the next time Old Spice decides to make a video game about “aliens attacking the earth”, they better call Shawn Kemp…


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