As one of the great shot blockers in NBA history, Dikembe Mutombo is still tied for second place in all-time in career triple doubles involving points, rebounds and blocks. Mutombo was a trailblazer of sorts for the NBA’s efforts to find raw professional basketball players from the continent of Africa, and bring them over to the United States to learn to play the game. Mutombo’s “finger wag,” chiding people after he blocked their shot, remains one of the more recognizable gestures in NBA history.
When the Congo native is not busy doing humanitarian work for impoverished areas in multiple African countries, he fills his time making various commercial appearances. His recent work in a commercial for Geico was one of the more brilliant athlete cameos you’ll ever see.