Forty-two-year-old Dikembe Mutombo said he has retired from basketball after rupturing a quadriceps tendon in his left knee early in Houston’s loss to Portland in Game 2 of their playoff series on Tuesday.
Dikembe Mutombo will soon undergo surgery to repair a ruptured tendon in his left knee, ending his 18-year NBA career.
Dikembe Mutombo says his career is over due to the devastating knee injury suffered on Tuesday night.
Dikembe Mutombo, who was set to retire at season's end, suffered a torn patellar tendon in his left knee in Tuesday's game according to Hoopsworld.com, which will end his NBA career.
Dikembe Mutombo started in place of Yao Ming (sore right foot) and had 10 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks in a win over the Warriors on Friday.
Starting in place of Yao Ming (flu), Dikembe Mutombo had one point, six rebounds and three blocks in 25 minutes on Monday.
Newly resigned Rocket Dikembe Mutombo made it clear he's no fan of Yao Ming's recent penchant for taking charges on defense.
Dikembe Mutombo saw his first action of the season on Tuesday, finishing a loss to the Lakers with four points and one rebound in four minutes.
Dikembe Mutombo has signed with the Rockets for the remainder of the season.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers said on Friday that he doesn't expect Dikembe Mutombo to sign with Boston this season.
Free agent center Dikembe Mutombo said recently that he intends to sign with either the Celtics or the Spurs this season.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers confirmed the Celtics interest in acquiring veteran big man Dikembe Mutombo.
David Falk, Dikembe Mutombo's agent, says his client won't play for the veteran's minimum salary this season.
Dikembe Mutombo has decided he wants to play one more season in the NBA, and specifically for the Rockets.