Dikembe Mutombo and Geico... Finally I found a Geico commercial, I like... Dikembe has been everywhere. I saw him at The Inaugural Ball last month, and he's been popping up on my TV screen recently (i.e. because of NBA All-Star weekend and this Geico commercial). His signature laugh, finger wave, and of course the shot blocking! PERFECT.
I'm tired of watching commercials with athletes that are unrecognizable. NBA All-Star weekend is full of "stars" from music, acting, and the basketball court. Unfortunately, some of the athletes are undeserving of the attention and maybe it's just me, but I think that there is a degree of mediocrity in the NBA right now that hurts the game. It's refreshing to see veteran talent receive the attention it earned.
That's right, Dikembe, capitalize on your image and remind people about the basketball good old days ---- it's well deserved!