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We take a brief pause in building up our Irrational Fan Hatred of the Houston Rockets before tonight's Game 3 between the Trail Blazers and the Rockets to pay tribute to Dikembe Mutombo. Mutombo's long career ended in Game 2 against Portland, when he injured his left knee. And while his absence means less rest for Blazers nemesis Yao Ming, it's hard to take much glee in the absence of a seemingly decent all-around guy like Mutombo. Certainly, his teammates in the video love him (thanks to the MSP at 95.5 The Game for calling this video to our attention this morning).

Now back to hating on Ron Artest and Luis Scola.