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#1MavsFan
10-26-2006, 10:43 PM
Mutombo Confronts Fan Who Yelled Racial Slurs
26th October, 2006 - 11:41 pm

Associated Press - Houston Rockets center Dikembe Mutombo got into it with a fan who allegedly yelled racist slurs at him in the third quarter of the Rockets' preseason loss to the Orlando Magic on Thursday night.

Mutombo yelled at the man and gestured back. The fan was ejected. No action was taken against Mutombo.

"I am not going to take that. He was insulting my race, my family, my integrity. For him to call me a monkey ... that should not happen today," Mutombo said.

"If I get fined, I will go straight into the stands the next time."

http://realgm.com/src_wiretap_archives/42937/20061026/mutombo_confronts_fan_who_yelled_racial_slurs/


Pretty sad that people are still using this language today.

nashtymavsfan13
10-26-2006, 11:16 PM
Good for him, and good that he didn't get punished because he didn't deserve to be.

MavsX
10-27-2006, 07:31 AM
damn monkeys

Dirkenstien
10-27-2006, 09:01 AM
Yeah, that type of language is rediculous but Mutumbo should understand that some fans are just going to be idiots and unless they do something that could cause bodily harm there isn't any real excuse for retaliating in some way other than just ignoring them.

MavKikiNYC
10-27-2006, 09:53 AM
Yeah, that type of language is rediculous but Mutumbo should understand that some fans are just going to be idiots and unless they do something that could cause bodily harm there isn't any real excuse for retaliating in some way other than just ignoring them.

It sounds as if he called the matter to the attention of stadium security, and the fan was removed from the arena. That was better than "just ignoring" him.

At this point in his career, however, Mutombo should be smarter than to threaten to go into the stands.

aexchange
10-27-2006, 10:14 AM
damn monkeys

idiot.

bernardos70
10-27-2006, 11:05 AM
damn monkeys

I'm sure there's a perfectly good, light hearted joke in here, but your execution of it was quite terrible and it sounded pretty bad......

u2sarajevo
10-27-2006, 12:36 PM
not cool MavsX...... not cool....

Underdog
10-27-2006, 12:45 PM
not cool MavsX...... not cool....


I think he's just fishing for more "IDIOT" comments...


[he REALLY loves playing the role of the fool!]

TheDiggler
10-27-2006, 02:13 PM
I'm glad some of you have class

fluid.forty.one
10-27-2006, 02:34 PM
Good for Mutombo

I hope that fan isn't allowed at any more games (isn't that what they did to the fight starter in Indy? So I think it's possible)

MavsX
10-27-2006, 03:32 PM
get outta here! listen im just playing, i said that because that is what was said like 2 posts up.....everyone knows that all my posts are retarded/worthless..and thats fine with me...

sometimes i will actually talk and voice my opinion but sometimes i just want to do the one liners....anyway...apologies for offending anyone...but dont think it wont happen again!

Rhylan
10-27-2006, 04:52 PM
I work in an office full of whiteys and we all call each other monkeys all the time. Because when people do dumb, but amusing things, they have much in common with a monkey.

Sometimes I wish that real life monkeys were white haired. Then we could all call people monkeys pretty much whenever we wanted, and it would be funny.

I'm gonna start calling people albino monkeys so nobody thinks I'm being racial.

Dirkenstien
10-28-2006, 08:03 PM
It sounds as if he called the matter to the attention of stadium security, and the fan was removed from the arena. That was better than "just ignoring" him.

A'hem -------> "Mutombo yelled at the man and gestured back. The fan was ejected. No action was taken against Mutombo."

Simply reporting the man to security would be a great alternative but retaliating in a trite war of words and hand gestures is a bit juvenile in my opinion.

MavKikiNYC
10-30-2006, 08:10 PM
October 30, 2006
NBA, Magic Ban Fan for Racist Remarks

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Filed at 6:43 p.m. ET

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The NBA and Orlando Magic (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/sports/probasketball/nationalbasketballassociation/orlandomagic/index.html?inline=nyt-org) on Monday banned for the season the fan whose alleged racial slur incited Houston Rockets (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/sports/probasketball/nationalbasketballassociation/houstonrockets/index.html?inline=nyt-org) center Dikembe Mutombo (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/m/dikembe_mutombo/index.html?inline=nyt-per) at a preseason game last week.

Season-ticket holder Hooman Hamzehloui allegedly called Mutombo a ''monkey'' Thursday while the Rockets were playing the Magic. Mutombo -- a native of Zaire, which is now called the Democratic Republic of Congo -- yelled back at Hamzehloui and gestured from the court.

Hamzehloui was ejected from the game. The league said Hamzehloui is also barred from attending games at any NBA arena this season. Orlando said it will refund his season-ticket payment.
Mutombo said after the game he would go into the stands next time even if he got fined for it.
NBA spokesman Tim Frank said no action was taken against Mutombo and the matter was closed.

Hamzehloui sent Mutombo a letter of apology obtained by The Associated Press. In it, he promised $5,000 to the charity of Mutombo's choice and vowed not to attend any games until the 7-foot-2 center gave his blessing.

''I am by no means a racist, and if you only knew me better you would never begin to have those thoughts,'' Hamzehloui wrote. ''What I am guilty of is poor judgment in the use of words while doing what I do to many of the visiting team's players, 'heckle them.'''

Hamzehloui asked to meet with Mutombo to apologize in person at any location the player chose.
''I thoroughly respect you as a player and as a human being and my only motivation when I have my fun at the games is to 'get under the player's skin' no matter what color that skin happens to be,'' he wrote.

Hamzehloui did not immediately return a telephone message left at his residence late Monday afternoon.

MavsX
10-31-2006, 09:33 AM
Hooman Hamzehloui?

Yeah, that guy is definately not white....