The 25 Greatest NBA Players of the '90s

11. Dikembe Mutombo

Accomplishments (1989-1990 - 1998-1999): 3x Defensive Player of the Year, 5x All-Star, 1x All-NBA, 4x NBA All-Defense
Team(s): Nuggets, Hawks
Stats (1989-1990 - 1998-1999): 12.9 PPG 12.1 RPG 1.5 APG 3.6 BPG
'90s Highlights

Mt. Mutombo dominated on the defensive end during the '90s. He won three Defensive Player of the Year awards during the decade and helped the Nuggets become the first eighth seed to beat a first seed in NBA playoff history in 1994. Mutombo averaged a double-double during his rookie season and made the All-Star team. He comes from a long line of defensive Georgetown centers that includes Patrick Ewing and Alonzo Mourning. Dikembe rarely got dunked on and remained a defensive threat until his retirement in 2009.

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