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)
Kobe Bryant drives on Mutombo during the 2001 NBA Finals. Mutombo averaged 16.8 points, 12.2 rebounds and 2.2 blocks but the Sixers fell to the Lakers in five games. (Manny Millan/SI)
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)