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Dikembe Mutombo says he never uttered the most famous quote attributed to him

Apr 8, 2014, 9:16 PM EDT

The most famous quote ever attributed to Dikembe Mutombo has nothing to do with his basketball career, but has become an urban legend of sorts nonetheless — and with good reason.

It’s impossible to argue that the idea of Mutombo walking into a bar as a college student at Georgetown and yelling out in a deep, guttural, Cookie Monster-esque tone the phrase, “WHO WANTS TO SEX MUTOMBO?” isn’t hilarious.

But it seems to have never actually happened.

Mutombo seemed determined to set the record straight, and his disappointing dispelling of the story can be seen in the video clip above.

[via SB Nation]

  1. elwaysagenius - Apr 8, 2014 at 9:22 PM

    I’m not watching the video. I want to believe.

  2. tomtravis76 - Apr 8, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    Late nights at the Tombs…it must have.

    • sire2334 - Apr 8, 2014 at 10:15 PM


  3. drewzducks - Apr 8, 2014 at 11:09 PM

    “Not in my dorm!”

  4. davidly - Apr 9, 2014 at 4:54 AM

    I would hope that for each “Hilarious” and “Kinda cool” that such an utterance in a real life situation would garner a few reactions like “Creepy” and “What a jerk.”

    I mean, seriously.

  5. cruzan80 - Apr 9, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    I miss guys Dikembe Mutombo in the league man….no authenticity in the league anymore…everyone seems somewhat “manufactured” in my opinion.

    • 00maltliquor - Apr 9, 2014 at 12:02 PM

      The players don’t have a choice, they get fined for anything resembling a personality these days. It’s not their fault.

  6. turkbox420 - Apr 10, 2014 at 10:33 PM

    A prime Mutombo would be the best player in the NBA right now I believe. Who would stop him? People can`t even stop Lebron and he is only 6`8

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