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.