Dikembe Mutombo, an 18 year NBA veteran, played his last game last night due to a knee injury. Mutombo became famous for his vicious blocks followed by a taunting finger wag to the face of the man he just humiliated, as if to say "Naaaaat eeeeen maaayyy hoooooussssse." A few years back, the NBA determined that a finger wag to the face was worth a technical foul. Did that stop Deke from doing it? Not a chance. He has spent the last few years blocking shots, and then pausing for a few seconds before going on offense to wag his finger to the adoring or jeering crowd.
Mr. Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo, we thank you for the memories.