LeBron James does ‘the Mutombo’ after a chase-down block vs the Magic
During the 2nd quarter, Westbrook lost the possession to the Magic defense, and the Magic initiated a counter. R.J. Hampton received a pass from his teammate and he had a clear way to score. Then comes LeBron James and his art of chase-down block.
James comes from behind, blocks Hampton, and celebrates with by doing Dikembe Mutombo’s finger wag celebration. 8-time All-Star and 2015 Hall of Fame inductee Dikembe Mutombo created the ‘finger wag’ celebration, popularly known as the Mutombo celebration. He is the 2nd-best shot-blocker in the history of the NBA, only behind Hakeem Olajuwon. Mutombo averaged a double-double for most of his 18-year-old playing career. However, nothing lived longer than his finger wag celebration.
LeBron James’ chase-down block, followed by a Mutombo celebration, is one for the history books.