Dikembe Mutombo retires from basketball
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After an 18-year career spanning over 1000 games, former Georgetown star center Dikembe Mutombo has announced his retirement from basketball. After injuring his right knee in the first quarter of his Houston Rockets’ first-round playoff loss against the Portland Trailblazers, the 7’2” Congo native said he wouldn’t attempt a comeback.
An All-American in his 1991 senior season at Georgetown, Mutombo went on to become an eight-time NBA All-Star and four-time Defensive Player of the Year, holding second place on the NBA’s all-time blocks list with 3,289. At 42, he was the league’s oldest player. “I wanted to go out with my head up, no regrets,” he told ESPN.