adidasMutombo

For the first time in 20 years, the adidas Mutombo makes its return to retail shelves today. This classic adidas Originals model debuted in 1993 and led to a full line of Mutombo signature models. The towering center known for his humiliating blocks and finger-wagging taunts had plenty of support in this high-top model, which featured a vibrant cloth pattern inspired by Mutombo's African heritage. Priced at $105, this classic style is now available. To celebrate the re-release, Sneaker Report looks back on some of Dikembe's best moments in the original '93 version. As you'll notice, his colorway of choice was the white/blue variation, which is set for release later this year.

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Dikembe Mutombo

Backing Down the District

Game: vs. Washington Bullets, Feburary 13, 1993
Key stats: 6 ponts, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block

Early in his career, Mutombo put big men league-wide on notice with his all-around skill.Dikembe Mutombo

Heating Up

Game: @ Miami, March 15, 1993
Key stats: 15 points, 16 rebounds, 4 blocks

By the time Mutombo reached his second season in the league, you'd think players would know better than to drive when he's down low.Dikembe Mutombo

Power in the Post

Game: @. Miami, March 15, 1993
Key stats: 15 points, 16 rebounds, 4 blocks

During the '92-93 NBA season, Dikembe Mutombo played in all 82 games, and hit double digit figures in rebounding in all but 16 of those games.Dikembe Mutombo

Don't Come in My Lane

Game: vs. Phoenix, April 25, 1993
Key stats: 20 points, 14 rebounds, 5 blocks

With numbers like these, there's no question why adidas laced Mutombo in a signature model in his second season.adidas Mutombo

Got 'em Shook

Game: N/A
Key stats: N/A

While it's hard to determine which game this photo of Mutombo was taken during, the only person looking more upset than Ronald McDonald had to be the players who made the mistake of driving on Dikembe.