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The Atlanta Hawks to retire Dikembe Mutombo's number

The intention here at is to take a look at every franchise from the four main North American Sports and who the best fifty is for each team.  It will be a daunting task for sure, but it will also include a look at how each team handles retiring numbers, franchise hall of fames and other post career accolades.

As such, we here are are acknowledging the Atlanta Hawks’ decision to retire the number of Dikembe Mutombo, the finger wagging shot-blocker who just entered the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Mutombo, who wore #55 throughout his entire professional career, was a Hawk for nearly five of his eighteen year career, earning All Star accolades in four of those seasons.  The African born player was named to two of his four NBA Defensive Player of the Year Awards in Atlanta and also would be a two time Blocks Champion and two time Rebound Champion as a Hawk.

Overall as an Atlanta Hawk, Dikembe Mutombo had an 11.9 Points, 12.6 Rebounds and 3.2 Blocks per Game Average with an 18.9 PER.

We would like to congratulate Dikembe Mutombo on this latest accolade.

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