Gives Nephew ‘Finger Wag’ O.K.
6/21/2019 2:00 PM PDT
The finger wag celebration is BACK … ’cause NBA rookie Mfiondu Kabengele says he got approval from his Hall of Fame uncle Dikembe Mutombo to use his signature block celebration!!!
… well, sort of. He’s just gotta keep his wallet nearby.
TMZ Sports spoke with the 6’10”, 250 lb. ex-Florida State star one day after getting drafted by the L.A. Clippers … and he says he can’t wait to get to L.A. and meet his new teammates and coach Doc Rivers.
But, being the relative of one of the all-time greats — with an equally great trademark celly — we had to ask if he’s gotten Dikembe’s approval to use the signature wag.
“I think so, but I gotta pay him every single time when I do it, so I gotta be extra careful with it,” Kabengele says.
Now, he could be joking … or maybe Mutombo’s showing his nephew some tough love — after all, rookies gotta learn, right?
Regardless, Kabengele says his unk is really proud of him for getting drafted … and excited to see what he can do with the Clippers.