Dikembe Mutombo Should Be In Every GEICO Commercial

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Former basketball star Dikembe Mutombo just proved to me that he is the best pitchman out there.  GEICO’s new commercial features the seven-footer blocking everything from pieces of crumbled up paper to a cereal box.

After every rejection, Mutombo gives his customary finger shake and Cookie Monster-like voice saying, “no, no, no!”

I can’t hear Mutombo voice without thinking about the urban legend that Mutombo once walked into a party while at Georgetown and screamed out, “who wants to sex Mutombo!”

Sidenote: One of my favorite basketball jerseys is a white Philadelphia Sixers Mutombo jersey from when he was on the team during their 2000 NBA Finals run.

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Alex Balcerski is the owner of RideThePine.com and a former radio talk show host for CBS Radio. His work has been featured on SportsIllustrated.com, Fox Sports, MSN, and the Los Angeles Times.