Mo Bamba channels his inner Lou Bega, will wear No. 5 for the Magic next season

Orlando Magic center Mo Bamba will wear No. 5 next season, most likely honoring musician Lou Bega and his hit song, “Mambo No. 5.” (Getty Images)

Ladies and gentleman, this is Bamba No. 5.

Texas center Mo Bamba — who rivals No. 1 overall pick DeAndre Ayton as the best big man in the 2018 NBA draft — was taken No. 6 overall in Thursday’s draft by the Magic, and officially arrived in Orlando on Friday afternoon.


Not long after he landed, we learned what number Bamba would rep next season — and he could not have chosen a better number.


His number choice had to have made Lou Bega, artist of the iconic 1999 song “Mambo No. 5,” incredibly happy — wherever Bega is in the world at the moment. Though it’s still unsure if Angela, Pamela, Sandra and Rita had anything to do with his decision.

At the very least, it sure provided for a lot of jokes on the Internet.








‘Cause you can’t run, and you can’t hide. Mo Bamba and the Magic gonna touch the sky.

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