Thursday, January 18, 2007

Dikembe Mutombo: Never Turning 30

How old are you TAN?

Never turning 30.

This is the standard exchange when it comes to questions about my age, but its nice to see Dikembe Mutombo is feeling the age sensitivity as well, so I know I'm not alone in this. This article is pretty amusing, and reads like it was written for The Onion; Mutombo is pissed about announcers making jokes about his age, and is going to appeal to the commissioner to make it stop.

Mutombo has succeeded in convincing league officials to let him persist with his trademark finger-wagging after blocked shots -- as long as he directs that gesture toward a section of the crowd without wagging his finger in the direction of an opponent -- and believes Stern will be sympathetic to his anti-joke crusade, too.

"The commissioner and I are good friends," Mutombo said. "I will find a way somehow to talk to him.

"He's a great man. He can make it stop."

Speaking of basketball, I'll be making an appearance over on freedarko again sometime Friday. We'll be getting at Bill Simmons I believe, and that's must-see tv for any basketball peoples.

Mutombo Tired of Showing His ID [ESPN]


  1. I'm never turning 30 either. I tell everyone that I'm a decade older than I really am so that they'll tell me how great I look.

  2. I love me some Mutombo, so I'd never thought I'd say: he should lighten up. Every joke has been made in awe and respect of his deep well of talent, taking over for Yao Ming, of all people, as a 40-year-old. Hell, I'm younger than 40 and can't block a preschooler's shot.

    I didn't have a Mist-worthy witty comment, so decided on the educated commenter tactic. How'd I do?

  3. mist - I thought your fish was showing a little gray around the gills ...

    fringes - being aware is half the battle. your comment game is tizzzight.

  4. 30 is an illusion.
    Also, I know how old you are.


  5. i love this congolese guy. can't get enough.

  6. Mutumbo is awesome. Guy has gotta be 50, he should take it as a compliment, the older people think you are, the less they expect, right? That's why everyone is lavishing him with praise, playing some great basketball for whatever age he is!

    Hello by the way. First time around here!


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