In Focus: Dikembe Mutombo
By Ben Eagle
Dikembe Mutombo has recently emerged as a hot commodity on the endorsement front. First he lent his voice and image to a fantastic 8-bit Old Spice ad. And over the weekend he appeared in a Geico commercial where he literally blocked everything. Here's a look back at the eight-time All-Star's career on and off the court.
Above: Mutombo corrals a rebound as a member of the Rockets in 2006. (Greg Nelson/SI)
Mutombo poses on a rock in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was selected by the Nuggets with the fourth overall pick in 1991. (Tim DeFrisco/SI)
Michael Jordan flashes the signature finger wag at Mutombo during the Eastern Conference semifinals in 1997. (Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)
Mutombo dines with Yao Ming (center) and Patrick Ewing (right) in Houston in 2005. (Rick Oliver/SI) Mutombo appears with students from the United Nations International School in 2011. Mutombo runs The Dikembe Mutombo Foundation and works as the first NBA Global Ambassador. (Clay Patrick McBride/SI)