This week Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday will give attention to 4 recent inductees into Basketball’s Hall of Fame …the first is the finger waving shot blocking Dikembe Mutombo.
Mutombo is commonly referred to as one of the greatest shot blockers and defensive players of all time, winning the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award four times; he was also an eight-time All-Star. On January 10, 2007, he surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the league’s second most prolific shot blocker in NBA history, behind only Hakeem Olajuwon. In the second game of the first round of the 2009 NBA playoffs, Mutombo suffered a knee injury that kept him out for the remainder of the postseason. Soon after the injury, Mutombo announced he had played his last game in the NBA.[
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Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday Salutes …The finger waving shot blocking not in my house Dikembe Mutombo.