Dikembe Mutombo retires from basketball

“Who wants to sex Mutombo?”

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.

2 Comments on “Dikembe Mutombo retires from basketball

  1. With Alonzo retiring in February, Dikembe retiring now, and Iverson potentially retiring this summer (I doubt it though), it will be a sad day for Georgetown’s great NBA pros this year. Jeff Green will be the only decent one left, but honestly, he will not be as good as the aforementioned three.

  2. At least Mutombo spent his last years working for the wonderful city of Houston, Texas. Thanks, big guy!

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