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Dikembe Mutombo Putting Together Group to Buy Rockets

Dikembe Mutombo Putting Together Group to Buy Rockets


The Toyota Center, the home of the Houston Rockets, may soon be known as the house of Mutombo as former Rocket and hall of famer Dikembe Mutombo is putting together a group to purchase the team from Leslie Alexander.

Mutombo played the final five seasons of his 19 season NBA career as a Houston Rocket and has always identified with the fan base and the city of Houston.

Here is what he told USA Today in an interview about the situation:

“I’m putting together a group to buy the Houston Rockets, and we’re getting close,” he said. “Getting close in the next couple weeks, maybe I’ll have a chance. Lot of people, lot of people and good people with a lot of money.”

There have been a number of notable names rumored to be involved in the purchase of the team from Beyonce to Houston billionaire Dan Friedkin.

There can be no better option with a group with Dikembe as the face though, he needs to do a pre-game speech and they need to pan to him to do the classic finger wag and “No. No, No!” phrase at least a few times a game.

It will be very interesting to see the Rockets sell as a successful franchise with plenty of talent in the middle of the most lucrative era in NBA history.

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