When you're honoring a player and personality as outsized as Dikembe Mutombo — excuse me: Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo — you've got to break out the big guns. The Atlanta Hawks did just that Tuesday, not only retiring the No. 55 that Mutombo wore during his four-plus-year stint in Georgia, but also unveiling a brand new, evening-specific 3D court projection — complete with a 50-foot-wide holographic finger-wag — celebrating the Hall of Fame center's career as a fun extra-mile addition to the typical pageantry associated with a jersey retirement.
The Hawks also gave out pretty great Deke-themed foam-wagging-fingers to the fans in attendance at Philips Arena, another slight tweak on the familiar formula:Read More »from The Hawks retired Dikembe Mutombo's No. 55 jersey: 'My name will stay forever'