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ElPigto 04-22-2009 01:32 AM

Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo Appreciation Thread
 
According to those watching Houston post-game Deke has called it a career. I say we dedicate this thread to him. All the memories we have of him go in here.

Quote:

Mutombo says career is over

Rockets center went down in first quarter with bad injury

Dikembe Mutombo was jockeying for position with Greg Oden on a rebound late in the first quarter Tuesday night, and in an instant everything changed.
Mutombo, who has been a defensive spark for the Rockets for 5 seasons, fell to the floor. He grabbed his knee and rolled around in obvious pain.

The Rockets said it was a knee strain, but you knew it was more than that. An emotional Mutombo confirmed it after the game when asked if his season was over.

"No," said Mutombo. "It's over for me for my career.

"I might need surgery," said Mutombo. "I'm going to be around for as far as we can go in the championship run. I'll be with my teammates in support and give them the same love that they give to me, but for me, basketball... it's over."

Mutombo said he was very disappointed, but put it in perspective.

"I cried so much about it when I was laying on the floor," said Mutombo. "But when I got in the locker room, kids talked about I need to be positive and thank God for the wonderful 18 years I had."

It's a huge blow to the Rockets for this playoff run, but even that seems too small of a description ... this loss is much bigger than just that.

Deke came to the Rockets in 2004 having been discarded by the Knicks and Bulls for virtually nothing. His career was supposedly over then and he shocked everyone by becoming a key piece of a very strong defensive team in Houston. Year after year, Deke came back and showed he still had it.

His patented finger-wag after a blocked shot made him a massive fan favorite, but he's much more than just a player. His charity work and Herculean efforts in building a hospital in Africa are practically legendary now.

Great player. Great man. Dikembe Mutombo -- so painful to see you go out like this, but you will be sorely missed in Houston.



http://www.clutchfans.net/news/1528/...areer_is_over/

Lets Sex Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo .



Tribute Video of Dikembe's last real game. Game 1 vs the Blazers. By Clutchcityreturns.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9G4wA...layer_embedded

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iTruWarrior 04-22-2009 01:33 AM

Re: Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo Appreciation Thread
 
:cry:

This is one of the worst days I've ever had aside from bad basketball from the Rockets, but Mutombo getting injuried just made it the worst.

I rep :no: :no: :no: :no: :no:

Biddy77 04-22-2009 01:34 AM

Re: Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo Appreciation Thread
 
/respect

best mutombo memory ever...

"michael... you will not dunk on me."

and backing it up in his first ever game against MJ. BUT... he not only backed it up, he came back at the end of the game to rub it in that he had done so.

thanks for the memories, Mount Mutombo.

ElPigto 04-22-2009 01:35 AM

Re: Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo Appreciation Thread
 

Meticode 04-22-2009 01:36 AM

Re: Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo Appreciation Thread
 
I don't see him coming back after this. Thank you Dikembe!


Al Thornton 04-22-2009 01:39 AM

Re: Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo Appreciation Thread
 
DIKEMBEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE:bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :applause: :applause: :applause:

Doranku 04-22-2009 01:40 AM

Re: Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo Appreciation Thread
 
A shame to see a great player like Dikembe go out like that. :(

Thank you Dikembe, for all of your efforts on and off the court! :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

Brujesino 04-22-2009 01:41 AM

Re: Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo Appreciation Thread
 
lock for the hall of fame

:bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

GMAC 04-22-2009 01:41 AM

Re: Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo Appreciation Thread
 
Thank you, DEKE

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iTruWarrior 04-22-2009 01:42 AM

Request: Mutombo Avatar Tribute
 
Somebody please make a Mutombo avatar for me and for the ISH community mainly Rocket fans. We need to remember Deke, and there is no better way to do it than use an avatar to represent him.

Meticode 04-22-2009 01:43 AM

Re: Request: Mutombo Avatar Tribute
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by iTruWarrior
Somebody please make a Mutombo avatar for me and for the ISH community mainly Rocket fans. We need to remember Deke, and there is no better way to do it than use an avatar to represent him.


Someone should make it a .gif avatar where his finger is waving.

vapid 04-22-2009 01:43 AM

Re: Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo Appreciation Thread
 
:applause: :applause: Deke is awesome. Great character, Great Player.:no: :no:

iTruWarrior 04-22-2009 01:44 AM

Re: Request: Mutombo Avatar Tribute
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Meticode
Someone should make it a .gif avatar where his finger is waving.

Yep, Please we need to remember him and he has to wear a Rockets jersey. :rockon:

JordanL 04-22-2009 01:47 AM

Re: Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo Appreciation Thread
 
Terrible way for his career to end.

:bowdown: :bowdown:

Here's to Deke. Mt. Mutumbo.

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ElPigto 04-22-2009 01:57 AM

Re: Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo Appreciation Thread
 
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