Bismack Biyombo has been a visible difference maker for the underdog Toronto Raptors against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the last two games of the Eastern Conference Finals. His presence in the paint, both offensively and defensively, has been a major catalyst for Toronto.
Biyombo has been using the finger wag made famous by Dikembe Mutombo when he blocks shots, and apparently Mutombo never gave him his formal blessing to use it. His words:
“I don’t know when did that conversation took place,” Mutombo said … “Him and I need to talk this summer.”
“He claim in the newspaper and everywhere he said I gave it to him. I said, Did I gave him? Was it family? Cosign? But you know what, he’s a young man, man, I let him enjoy the fame. He’s making me famous!”
“I will see him in the Congo this summer so him and I will talk back home with nobody around us.”
Mutombo takes that finger-wagging seriously, but like he said, if anything it’s just Biyombo paying homage to the Hall of Famer. From Biyombo’s standpoint, it’s pretty cool to be getting the attention of a Hall of Famer. That’s what happens when you’re a factor in the Eastern Conference Finals.