Dikembe Mutombo: legacy and NBA highlights (VIDEO)

mutombo-nuggetsDikembe Mutombo’s story couldn’t be described in just a few words.

A defensive minded 7-foot-1 Congo native was one of the most feared players in the league, and when he retired, he also became one of the most respected.

During his 18 year playing career, “Mt. Mutombo” was one of the most intimidating shot blockers and rebounders of all time, leading the league in blocked shots five times and rebounds four times.

Mutombo was an eight time All-Star and helped Allen Iverson to reach the 2001 NBA Finals with the Philadelphia 76ers. He played in 1196 NBA games (997 started), averaging 9.8 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per contest.

Mutombo 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.

Known for his charity and humanitarian work just as much as for his NBA accomplishments, Mutombo was selected to join the 2015 Basketball Hall of Fame.

Check out the highlights of his career below:




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