Update: 12:38 p.m., Thursday:
And we've got a winner! I've contacted the winner with the details (so check your e-mail to see if you won!) Thanks for playing, and thanks for reading Latest Word.
What are you doing Thursday night? You could be watching Carmelo Anthony and the Nuggets take on the NBA's highest-paid player, Kobe Bryant, his LA Laker mates and the coach who oversaw the greatest dynasty in sports history, Phil Jackson, at the Pepsi Center.
Yes, we have a pair of tickets to give away, if you're feeling nostalgic. Find how you can win them below:
You and a guest can plant your rear in seats 15 and 16 in row 4 of section 218 of the Pepsi Center for the 8:30 p.m. match-up for free (these tickets are valued at $110 each). And only enter if you can actually go. If you try to scalp these tickets, we'll know.
To win, all you have to do is leave a brief comment telling us why you you should go and include the words "Dikembe Mutombo."
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Example: "Dikembe Mutombo was my Halloween costume from 1992 to 1994 and again in 2003." Or "I will name my first-born child (son or daughter) Dikembe Mutombo."
Make sure you leave a valid e-mail address so we can contact you if you're the winner. The contest ends at noon on Thursday. And to inspire you, here's a look at Mount Mutombo.