NBA legends, Dikembe Mutombo and Hakeem Olajuwon, made surprise appearances at the NBA’s first exhibition game in Africa on Saturday (August 1).
Both donned their old team uniforms again and played for a short stretch in the second quarter.
The 52-year-old Olajuwon, who worn a Houston No. 34 jersey, even pulled off his classic “Dream Shake” move, which had NBA stars leaping off the benches with their arms in the air.
“That’s one of the most memorable experiences ever,” said Chris Paul, one of the team captains. “I told Dream, if he’s still moving like that at his age now, I couldn’t imagine him in his day.”
In the end, Paul’s Team World beat Luol Deng’s “home” Team Africa 101–97.