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Dikembe Mutombo denies ever saying ‘Who wants to sex Mutombo?’ (video)

In an instance of extreme and utter disappointment to fans of legendary Internet tales everywhere, former NBA great Dikembe Mutombo denied during an interview that he ever uttered the words that in some circles came to be the identifying trademark of the basketball player.

A 2006 Deadspin article was one of the original sources of a rumor that Mutombo, as a college basketball star at Georgetown in the early ’90s, strolled into a bar one night and said, “Who wants to sex Mutmobo?”

During an appearance on Dan Le Batard’s “Highly Questionable” program, Mutombo denied he ever said the infamous quote that has been attributed to him for years.

Mutombo’s denial, while not disproving the rumor, certainly downgrades the likelihood that the legendary scene ever really played out. And do you know what? That makes me sad. Probably more than it should.

[H/T Deadspin]