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Video: Dikembe Mutombo had fun hazing rookie Jalen Rose

Oct 10, 2012, 5:01 PM EST

Right now as you read this, somewhere a rookie NBA player is lugging a veteran’s bags around a hotel. Possibly while wearing a pink Hello Kitty backpack.

Jalen Rose is becoming the NBA’s best alumni story teller, breaking down some walls and telling us what really goes on with things like rookie hazing. So here is Rose talking to Grantland about the hazing that goes on around a team and how Dikembe Mutombo used to call him up at all hours when he had an “adult situation.”

Hat tip to The Big Lead.

  1. jmclarkent - Oct 10, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    “They used to call me Jalen Rose… now they call me Batman!”

  2. j0esixpack - Oct 11, 2012 at 12:11 AM

    This story is going to burst the bubble of those who thought that Kevin Garnett was the only “a-hole” out there who would initiate the rookies

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