Dikembe Mutombo’s No. 55 to be retired

Dikembe Mutombo

The Atlanta Hawks have announced that they will retire Dikembe Mutombo’s No. 55 jersey on November 24th in a game against the Boston Celtics. Mutombo was born on June 25 1966 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. He spent five seasons with the Hawks out of his 19-year NBA career. During his career, “Deke” registered averages of 9.8 ppg, 10.3 rpg, and 2.8 bpg. Known for his finger-wagging taunt, Mutombo was nightmare to play against in the paint. Aside from this recent announcement by the Hawks, Dikembe was also honored to be elected into the league’s Hall of Fame this year.

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Posted by on September 2, 2015. Filed under Africa,Breaking News,Democratic Rep of the Congo,NBA,USA. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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