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Round three action of our completely pointless, albeit oddly entertaining Bedlam Tournament continues. Thanks to your help, we've compiled a list of 32 things that you may or may not love about the NBA and seeded them into four regions. We'll introduce the Final Four matchups on Monday.

Up first today, our final matchup in the Mountain Region: No. 1 seed Dikembe Mutombo vs. No. 3 seed the New Orleans Hornets' in-game entertainment. Last round, Mutombo swatted Jeff Van Gundy, while the Hornets' high-flyers beat Dwight at his own game. Another look at the nominees:

No. 1 Dikembe Mutombo: You can vote for Deke because of the 18 strong years. You can vote for Deke because of the finger wag and multiple Defensive Player of the Year awards. You can even vote for Deke because his voice makes you laugh or because that "Who Wants To Sex Mutombo?" tale is still comedy gold. Me? I'm voting for Deke because he's trying to make a difference.

No. 3 Hornets' in-game entertainment: First there was the infamous flaming hoop incident which caused a 20-minute delay during Game 1 of the playoffs last season. Then there was the French Quarter Flyer who got his leg stuck in the basket and then, in another game, nailed his face on the rim. Finally, to top it all off, they even injured a cameraman.

So, who/what makes it through to the next round? What do you love more? Vote today.

WINNER -- Mutombo with 70% of the vote.

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