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Sometimes Morey had no idea what Dikembe Mutombo was saying

Sep 29, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

Dikembe Mutombo Getty Images

Rockets GM Daryl Morey did a Reddit AMA yesterday — think of it like an on-line Q&A — and he said some interesting things about Jeremy Lin and the Rockets long-term plans.

But he also had a great answer to a Dikembe Mutombo question:

When Dikembe Mutumbo would speak to you, would you sometimes just nod and say yes?

Morey: Yes. And then I would ask him to follow up with a txt of what he wants on one of the 4 cell phones he always carried.


And anyone who has interviewed Mutombo was just nodding.

  1. money2long - Sep 29, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    i wonder how that question even came as an idea to ask.

    • phaden27 - Sep 29, 2012 at 10:59 AM

      Have you ever heard Mutombo talk? Or is my sarcasm meter just way off?

    • money2long - Sep 29, 2012 at 3:23 PM

      well, duh. no offense. but even still, doesn’t that seem like a sensitive topic? especially in an interview. i mean, i wouldn’t make that a conversation topic in front of mutumbo. it’s sorta embarrassing. feels like a question reserved for private confines. not interviews. that’s all. that’s the sorta issue that many foreigners get self conscious about. it’s not a big deal, but it just feels awkward to ask, even if the interviewer was just trying to be insightful and not comedic.

  2. liljere24 - Sep 29, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    Now you know what we think when we read your stories

  3. greej1938l - Sep 29, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    Kind of a rude story, why write.about this.

  4. bradybbgoat - Sep 29, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    Mutumbo should have been cast to play a troll in the upcoming Hobbit films.

  5. badintent - Sep 30, 2012 at 1:56 AM

    What did Mutumbo say when he got busted with $10 million dollars in gold ?? And why the 4 cell phones, one for each wife/mistress ?

    • genericcommenter - Sep 30, 2012 at 9:43 AM

      I have 7 cell phones, down from a high of 9. So?

      • badintent - Oct 2, 2012 at 2:22 AM

        You’re either a phone freak/collector or doing illegal biz, either way , way too many to have a real life. You do know about the GPS signals in your phones causing cancer tumors, right ?

      • genericcommenter - Oct 2, 2012 at 10:04 PM

        I have a family. I have 2 family plans. 5 max per plan. Thanks. Wife, kids, relatives, business= “real life”

  6. nokoolaidcowboy - Sep 30, 2012 at 6:47 AM

    But EVERYONE knew what he meant when he was wagging his finger!

    • money2long - Oct 1, 2012 at 6:49 PM

      PERFECT !

  7. genericcommenter - Sep 30, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Considering he was known to ask “You want to sex Mutombo?” nodding might not be the best idea.

  8. badintent - Oct 24, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    NIce I dig it. My point was Mutombo had 4 phones, you have generously paid for one phone for each of your family members. You are not using all 7 phones for yourself, correct ? Most of the guys at my gym have 3 phones each, one for drug biz, one for girlfriends and one for mom.

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