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Mutombo blocks for GEICO in Super Bowl
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On February 3, 2013 @ 6:00 pm In All,Wirenews | Comments Disabled
by Adi Joseph, USA TODAY Sports
Dikembe Mutombo is great at many things. He’s great at languages. He’s great at being an ambassador for his native Democratic Republic of Congo. He’s great at rebounding. He’s great at laughing like Cookie Monster. He’s great at wagging his finger.
Mostly, though, he’s great at blocking shots.
GEICO seized on that by letting the former NBA center, who is second behind Hakeem Olajuwon in career blocks, showcase his ability for a Super Bowl commercial (video below). ends with the typical GEICO tagline, “Happier than Dikembe Mutombo blocking a shot.”
First, though, Mutombo blocks everything in sight. A running list of things Mutombo blocks before giving his finger wag:
1. Crumpled paper being thrown in the trash. This one is funny because the boss, who did the throwing, kind of just rolls his eyes.
2. Clean laundry being tossed from the drier to a basket. Let’s emphasize that this is clean laundry. At least, it was.
3. Change being flung into one of those funnels at a highway toll station. We do wonder how many places still have these things with tolls skyrocketing.
4. A used coffee filter being thrown in the trash. He smacks it back onto the guy’s pants. Residue will be left.
5. A cereal box being tossed into a grocery cart by a kid. The cereal explodes everywhere. The kid remains emotionless.
6. The G in “GEICO.” Because even if you employ Dikembe Mutombo, he will block your shot.
Here’s the video:… [For more on Dikembe Mutombo blocks for GEICO in Super Bowl commercial, click here.]
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