Denver nuggets dikembe mutombo. Check out dikembe mutombos best moments during his time with the denver nuggets. Clutching a basketball in joy laying on the court in seattle after the eighth seeded nuggets upset the top seeded sonics in. The denver nuggets are an american professional basketball team based in denver coloradothe nuggets compete in the national basketball association nba as a member club of the leagues western conference northwest divisionthe team was founded as the denver larks in 1967 as a charter franchise of the american basketball association aba but changed its name to rockets before the first season.
They also summed up all you need to know about the shot blocking center from the. View photos for nuggets photos a z. The nuggets ranked last in the nba in opponent points per game and defensive rating and mutombos shot blocking ability made an immediate impression across the league.
October 29th is the night the franchise retired dikembe mutombos number 55. Those were the only words spoken in the 1992 adidas commercial featuring denver nuggets rookie dikembe mutombo. The nba is the premier professional basketball league in the united states and canada.
As part of the 2016 17 home opener festivities the denver nuggets will retire former legend dikembe mutombos 55 jersey president and governor josh kroenke announced today. In the 1991 nba draft the denver nuggets drafted mutombo with the fourth overall pick.