Dikembe Mutombo played in the NBA for 18 years and has no regrets — he told that to Boomer & Craig this morning when he stopped by the Allstate Studio for a visit. Mutombo was in town trying to ‘save the world’ with Old Spice.
He chatted with the guys about a whole host of subjects, beginning with his health, as the 46-year-old has continued to take good care of himself following his retirement back in 2009, although Craig had a tough time believing he is only 46.
Mutombo, who speaks nine languages, talked (in English) about how the NBA game is rapidly changing and how the days of big men playing with their backs to the basket are fading fast, saying the days of the ‘true big man’ are no longer. We heard how Mutombo’s playing days, how his famous ‘index finger wagging’ came about, how costly it became and how he felt when Michael Jordan turned the tables and did it to him.
The 7-foot-2, Mt. Mutombo also mentioned all of the work he has done in his native country of Congo and his experience coming to the United States in the late 1980s, when he weighed just 219 lbs.
Before saying goodbye, Dikembe commented on the Knicks, who he briefly played for from 2003-04, saying he likes what they’re doing and that they are in good hands with Mike Woodson on the bench…
LISTEN: Dikembe Mutombo Stops By (12/04)