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Dikembe Mutombo, Hall of Fame Finalist

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Carl Herrera, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. Carl Herrera

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    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/1...ikembe-mutombo-basketball-hall-fame-finalists

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Dikembe Mutombo Hall of Fame finalist: &quot;Going to Houston for the last 5 years of my career it was the greatest decision of my life&quot;</p>&mdash; Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkBermanFox26/status/566732446188568576">February 14, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Dikembe Mutombo, Hall of Fame finalist, on ending career in Houston: &quot;I fell in love with the city &amp; the fans &amp; the way they appreciate me&quot;</p>&mdash; Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkBermanFox26/status/566732478270799873">February 14, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Dikembe Mutombo finalist,if he joins Hakeem Olajuwon N Hall of Fame:&quot;I always tell him u R the 1who inspired all of us who came from Africa&quot;</p>&mdash; Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkBermanFox26/status/566732079363141632">February 14, 2015</a></blockquote>
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  2. SemisolidSnake

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    The need to work Dikembe into our Legacy of Bigs banner outside Toyota Center. I don't know how they'd do it. Maybe take Dwight Howard out or something.
     
  3. AFS

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    It's really interesting how Deke has become so well-known for his time in Houston when his peak years were with the Hawks.
     
  4. Kwame

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    No love for Bill Fitch, hall of fame finalist?
     
  5. SooneRockStro

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    If he gets it I'm betting he goes in as a Rocket.
     
  6. bobloblaw

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    There's absolutely no way he goes in as a Rocket. He averaged 15 minutes a game here. He should go in as a Nugget but could choose the Hawks.
     
  7. crash5179

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    Im a big Deke fan but he was not a HOF caliber player (not in college or pros). Great defender but no offense. He was not in the same category as Dream, Shaq, Walton, Russell, Wilt or even Robinson, Ewing.

    As much as I like Deke, I hate to see the HOF watered down.
     
  8. saleem

    saleem Contributing Member

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    He is very deserving of this honor. I feel to this day, that the Nuggets made a big mistake in letting him go.
     
  9. kokopuffs

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    it's called the hall of fame, not the hall of stats
     
  10. T_Man

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    Be careful that statement could cause a riot....

    T_Man
     
  11. AXG

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    It's not just about scoring. Otherwise Rodman would have never made it. Plus, he's done so much humanitarian work to promote the NBA on a global scale.
     

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