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Video: J.J. Watt has claimed Dikembe Mutombo’s finger-wag for his own

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You gotta love Houston's J.J. Watt. The hyperkinetic second-year defensive end has fast established himself as not just one of the best players on the far side of the ball, but one of the most colorful. He's more like a shot blocker than a pass defender when he's swatting low-flying passes out of the air, and fittingly, he's appropriated the most memorable shot-blocking move in NBA history, the Dikembe Mutombo finger-wag. Above, you can see him smacking down a Joe Flacco pass, part of Houston's 43-13 throttling of Baltimore.

Watt's Mutombo-wag is a fun signature move, which means the NFL will probably crack down on it in the next two weeks. Enjoy it while it lasts, people.

Mutombo retired a few years ago, but here's a quick recap of the best of his career. You may wish to keep small children out of the room lest Mutombo's voice terrify them:

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