Accomplishments: 8x All-Star, 3x All-NBA, 4x Defensive Player of the Year, 6x All-Defense, 2x Rebounding Leader, 3x Blocks Leader
Team(s): Nuggets, Hawks, Sixers, Nets, Knicks, Rockets
Stats: 9.8 PPG, 10.3 RPG, 1.0 APG, 0.4 SPG, 2.8 BPG
Finals Appearances: 2 (2001, 2003)
Dikemebe Mutombo also known as the dude who held the basketball like a newborn baby when the Nuggets became the first No. 8 seed to upset a No. 1 seed (the Sonics) in the '94 playoffs. That legendary shot blocking ability (he's second all time) and that finger wag would also become his trademarks, but he didn't get to see the Finals until the next decade.
The Sixers faced off against a dominant Lakers squad in the 2001 Finals. The Answer's 48 points shocked Lake City in Game 1, but the purple and yellow would triumph in the next four games. An injured Mutombo took another trip to the Finals in 2002-03 with the Nets, where they lost 4-2 to the Spurs.