Jul 14

The Dikembe Mutombo Game

Dikembe-Mutombo-GameDikembe Mutombo is a Congolese American former NBA player. When I was growing up I always thought he was a great defensive player. But since he was from Africa, he didn’t really fit in with the NBA’s Hiphop culture of my youth. He was never cool. As an adult, I now appreciate his talent on the court, and his work off the court. Now, I think he’s a rockstar! Super Cool! Dikembe’s full name is Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo.

With this humble blog post, I wanted to honor Dikembe Mutombo with his own game. Kind of like the Kevin Bacon game but different.

I thought up this game when I was in college. It’s kind of like a personality test. The idea is to come up with a 6 word name of yourself. So for me my full name would be, Sean Lee Cruise Murphy Jean-Claude Jobs.

Dikembe-Mutombo-Game1The first two words have to be your first and last name. 3rd and 4th name are last names of people you admired as a youth. In my case, it is Tom Cruise and Eddie Murphy. The 5th name can be any famous person’s name that starts with Jean-_____. I selected the great Jean-Claude Van Damme. And for the 6th and last name, you pick the last name of the person you currently admire most. Mine is Apple’s Stevie Jobs.

The trick to this game is to not spend a lot of time selecting names. Just go with names that instantly pop in your head.

So that’s the Dikembo Mutombo Game. Hope you like it. I’m thinking about making an iOS app for this game. If anyone wishes to join me on this venture, please leave me a comment below. Or just leave me your Dikembe Mutombo name below. Cheers!

Sean Lee Out!

Dec 13


When Linsanity happened, I just became a new dad. I remember watching the Knicks vs Nets game on my iPhone and just smiling. My son must have been just a few months old.

Jeremy Lin instantly became my second favorite player. I’m from LA so naturally Kobe will remain 1st. But during the Knicks vs Lakers game, I was secretly rooting for Lin.

I grew up a huge hoops fan. My dream was to play in the NBA. I always told my younger brother that I would buy him a sweet ride if I ever made it. I never told this dream to my parents, but I was going to get them a house.

Anyway, the documentary (Linsanity) wasn’t that great, but It was nice to relive those moments.

Watching it now, I feel something tho.

Shit happens in life. Good and bad. And when the moment strikes, go all in and it can quickly turn into something magical.

This applies to a poker hand or career path. When it’s time to go for the kill, give it everything.

We rarely ever get second chances in life, so might as well swing for the fences.

I’m kind of in a funk right now. Things are good. But I should be doing more. The rhythm is perfect. I got a great hand. I should double down and feel confident that I’ll win that hand.