Dikembe Mutombo’s finger wag is a part of NBA lore now. You aren’t allowed to do it just willy-nilly.
But when Serge Ibaka did it on Tuesday night, it was OK. Mutombo — sitting courtside at the matchup between the Phoenix Suns and Toronto Raptors — seemed to enjoy it after Ibaka blocked Phoenix’s Alex Len.
Let’s cut to the tape, shall we?
This isn’t the first time Ibaka has done Mutombo’s finger wag, which the elder NBA statesman has jokingly said in the past was OK for Ibaka to use if he paid him royalties.