Career stats: 9.8 PPG, 10.3 RPG, 1.0 APG, 2.8 BPG, 30.8 MPG
Final season stats: 1.8 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 0.0 APG, 1.2 BPG, 10.7 MPG
Were injuries a factor?: Yes - Ruptured left quadriceps.
Moment: In Game 2 of the 2009 Playoffs Mutombo lands awkwardly on his left leg and needs surgery.

Dikembe signed with the Rockets for a "farewell tour," allowing fans one last chance to watch one of the greatest defenders ever wag his freakishly long finger at any player unlucky enough to feel the wrath of his blocks. At the time he was the oldest player in the league, closing in on his 43rd birthday. He played in nine games during the regular season but during Game 2 of the opening round, he came down stiffly and ruptured his left quadriceps. Mutombo already knew it was over before being swept off the court ceremoniously by a Rose Garden employee making $6.50 an hour (above).