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Somebody Won a Locker Full of Dikembe Mutombo’s Stuff at a ‘Storage Wars’ Type Auction

Sep 11, 2013, 12:53 PM EDT


I think anyone who has ever watched the television show “Storage Wars”, where kind of insane people bid on the contents of storage units that the renter has failed to make payments on, has always hoped that one day they’d bid on and win a locker belonging to former Philadelphia 76er and television commercial star Dikembe Mutombo. It’s only natural to hope.

According to TMZ, some guy in Maryland just hit the Mutombo jackpot:

So you can imagine how pumped he was when he opened the locker and realized the whole thing was packed full of Mutombo items — signed basketballs, shoes, jerseys,  trading cards and photos of Dikembe with celebs like Michael Jackson and Nelson Mandela.  The locker also contained works of art painted and signed by Mutombo’s brother.

The unit apparently belonged to one of Mutombo’s brothers and when the winning bidder, Adrian Petrus, attempted to reach out to Dikembe to maybe broker some sort of deal to return the items, he never heard back.

The photo with Michael Jackson is clearly amazing.

This whole tale makes me want to enter the storage war business is for only one reason. The holy grail of storage units has to be out there somewhere. If Allen Iverson ever decided to use a storage unit, of course.

  1. theevster - Sep 11, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Look, this story is obviously amazing and I’m going to tell everyone I know about this, but the people in that photo look absolutely nothing like Mooties and Michael Jax.

  2. Sixfan - Sep 11, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    That is definitely not Mutombo in that photo, way too small & he’s not waving his finger.

  3. SadlyInNYnow - Sep 11, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    thats gotta be Mutombo’s brother in that picture.
    But seriously, this is exactly why I want to get into the storage game. I dream of a day where I find autographed pinball machines buy one of the greatest Sixers ever, none other than Mr. Todd MacCulloch!

  4. ryan - Sep 11, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    Why would anybody refer to Mutombo as a former 76er…he played their for one year. I understand they played in the finals but…Nugget, Hawk, Rocket, Hoya would have all been ok….but 76er?


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