I could have sworn that somebody on this here incredible UPROXX network had already written about the Dikembe Mutombo Geico commercial, or maybe it’s just that I’ve watched it so many times that it’s tattooed on my brain and I see his goofy grin every time I open my eyes. Whatever the case may be, between my ridiculous car insurance payments and commercials about human women wanting to have sex with pigs, it’s very rare that I would compliment a Geico ad. But damn it, that Dikembe Mutombo ad is fantastic.
But you know that already, because you’ve probably watched it a billion times, too. The reason that I bring this up so late in the ad world game is because the NBA All-Star Weekend starts tonight and I believe my excitement can be summed up by the following GIF…
As it stands, Mutombo is only set to be a part of tomorrow night’s Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. That’s stupid. He should be in everything. The BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, D-League All-Star Game, D-League Dunk Contest, Sears Shooting Stars, Taco Bell Skills Challenge, Foot Locker Three-Point Contest, Sprite Slam Dunk, Sunday’s Pre-Game Concert, the actual All-Star Game (playing for both divisions), the Halftime Show, and he should even act as David Stern for the entire weekend.
Here, I made a picture of what that would look like:
Please make this happen, NBA. Otherwise, instead of watching any of the weekend’s festivities, I will just end up playing 4 1/2 Weeks to Save the World. Make the right decision, Stern.