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Posted on 4 October 2018 | 9:53 am
  Houston Rockets: Can James Ennis be the
Space City ScoopHouston Rockets: Can James Ennis be the “x-factor”?Space City ScoopClyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon caliber players will be present on the team, one can arguably say the isolated talent of Chris Paul and James Harden matches that. Next: Michael Carter-Williams impressed in debut. Just as importantly, the other pieces ...and more »
Posted on 4 October 2018 | 8:42 am
  Antetokounmpo's choice headlines African
ESPN (press release) (blog)Antetokounmpo's choice headlines African presence in the new NBA seasonESPN (press release) (blog)African names were last up in lights like this during the heyday of Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikembe Mutombo. Antetokounmpo and Embiid represent the vanguard of a tide that includes the likes of Victor Oladipo, Clint Capela and Evan Fournier, as well as a ...
Posted on 4 October 2018 | 4:55 am
  ASK IRA: Can/will Whiteside's motor rev for
Sun Sentinel (blog)ASK IRA: Can/will Whiteside's motor rev for the entire season?Sun Sentinel (blog)Q: I was excited to hear that Hassan Whiteside had been getting his feet up to speed in the offseason by running with Antonio Brown on the sand. I always felt that his lack of speed and foot mobility has been his biggest problem. I watched him in the ...and more »
Posted on 4 October 2018 | 3:02 am
  LeBron, Curry, Westbrook and others set to
Sporting News AULeBron, Curry, Westbrook and others set to reach some big individual milestones during 2018/19 seasonSporting News AUPoints: Anthony, No. 19 on the NBA's all-time scoring list, needs 197 points to pass Alex English for 18th place. Depending on his production in Houston, Anthony could pass Robertson (No. 12) and Hakeem Olajuwon (No. 11) this season. Kevin Garnett (No.and more »
Posted on 3 October 2018 | 9:11 pm
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  Remembering a Houston Rockets Legend on His
In the closing seconds Hakeem Olajuwon found Horry all alone at the top of the key and you know what happens next… The same year in the Finals against Shaquille O’Neal and the Orlando Magic, Hakeem found Horry and once again he knocked down a huge ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 7:08 pm
  The 5 Greatest NBA Players Without a Ring
The Knicks made the ’94 Finals behind Ewing, by all means the apex of his NBA career. With Michael Jordan out of the way, Ewing and Hakeem Olajuwon, both 31, were out to prove who was the (next) best player in the world. Over a competitive 7-game series ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 6:34 pm
  Jazz almost toppled Michael Jordan...which
In one of the great what-ifs of NBA history, Jordan’s Chicago Bulls never got to play the Rockets — with Hakeem Olajuwon in the middle — in the NBA Finals. Of the West’s other two “double-Finals” teams from the 1990s, the Blazers and Jazz both ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 5:28 pm
  Nuggets won’t be far behind the Hall in
When it was time to surprise fans back on his home continent, Africa, with a short stint on the court during the NBA Africa game against another native son, Hakeem Olajuwon, Mutombo busted out the Nuggets No. 55 skyline jersey, the trademark finger wave ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 7:21 am
  TBT: Classic All-Star Games from the 1990s
The 1990s saw a new era of superstars take over the league, with Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Isiah Thomas passing the baton to Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon, Karl Malone and others during the decade. This Throwback Thursday, we look back at five ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 5:36 am
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Posted on 14 July 2012 | 9:44 am
  NCAA: Finally, a break from the madness
The NCAA tournament's regional semifinals are set after a thrilling and exhausting first two rounds, which filled wastepaper baskets with battered brackets and left coaches on their knees in agony and throwing their arms to the heavens in joy.
Posted on 18 March 2010 | 9:23 am
  Sculpture Honors Olajuwon
The Houston Rockets unveiled a bronze monument honoring Hakeem Olajuwon before Friday's game against the Phoenix Suns.
Posted on 11 April 2008 | 5:09 pm
  Riley, Vitale, Olajuwon, Ewing in Hall
Broadcaster Dick Vitale, a man who had limited success as a coach but brought the game of basketball to millions of TV watchers, was selected to the game's Hall of Fame on Monday alongside Pat Riley, one of the most successful NBA coaches of all time.
Posted on 7 April 2008 | 9:30 am
  Ewing, Olajuwon, Riley Named to Hall
Coach Pat Riley, broadcaster Dick Vitale, players Hakeem Olajuwon and Patrick Ewing, plus three others have been elected to basketball's Hall of Fame.
Posted on 7 April 2008 | 9:12 am
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  stavi9_11: RT @okc2019champs: Top 5 MVP
stavi9_11: RT @okc2019champs: Top 5 MVP seas^%%s ever: 1. Michael Jordan 1988 2. LeBr^%% James 2013 3. Stephen Curry 2016 4. Hakeem Olajuw^%% 1994 5. R…
Posted on 16 November 2018 | 6:40 pm
  KevKnoxBurner: Jesus Christ get this fucking
KevKnoxBurner: Jesus Christ get this ^#*!ing %^~ v*!leh of the flooor... dude thinks he’s the sec*!d coming of Hakeem Olajuw*!
Posted on 16 November 2018 | 6:40 pm
  Grahamjacks: RT @okc2019champs: Top 5 MVP
Grahamjacks: RT @okc2019champs: Top 5 MVP seas!&s ever: 1. Michael Jordan 1988 2. LeBr!& James 2013 3. Stephen Curry 2016 4. Hakeem Olajuw!& 1994 5. R…
Posted on 16 November 2018 | 6:40 pm
  NikStauskasSZN: RT @VTGSportsWave: vintage
NikStausk~*!ZN: RT @VTGSportsWave: vintage 1994 Houst% Rockets Hakeem Olajuw% LA Tech / Foot Locker Towel $50.00 #HakeemOlajuw% #Houst%Rockets #Rockets…
Posted on 16 November 2018 | 6:40 pm
  scottdpreece: @kobebryant Hakeem olajuwon
scottdpreece: @kobebryant Hakeem olajuw^~ had some of the best footwork of any center in NBA history because he played soccer at a younger age
Posted on 16 November 2018 | 6:40 pm
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  Resolved Question: Why Hakeem Olajuwon is
The first thing I want to break down is how incredibly versatile and well rounded he was. Nobody else is close to Hakeem's statistical feats. He is the only player who is even close to being top 12 in blocks, steals, rebounds, and BLOCKS: #1 all time, 3,830 (541 ahead of Mutombo is #2 of all time). No question he is the greatest shot blocker ever. For his size, 6'10"-6'11" it is even more impressive. He blocked Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's skyhook: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOCMH_6NMBI (5:08 of the video). The other player I know of that did that was Wilt but Wilt was 7'2" and he had a 7'8" reach so it was easier for him. His highest block season was 4.59 bpg. STEALS: #8 of all time. 2,162 career steals How incredible is that? A 6'11" center is #8 of all time in steals. He is ahead of all the small and quick guards that played the game and only 7 people are ahead of Hakeem. His highest steals averaged are 2.6 spg. SCORING: #9 all time. 26,246. Not only was Hakeem a terrific defender, he could also score whenever he wanted. He is without question the greatest post player ever. His footwork, agility, speed, dribbling skills, and footwork were unheard of for a 6'11" center. He had more moves than anybody. "Hakeem has four moves, then four countermoves. That gives him 20 moves"-Shaquille O'Neal. He also humiliated Shaq, Robertson, and Ewing in the playoffs. Robinson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hW4uXlRGAF0 (DPOY and MVP) Ewing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQUpFi369t8 (game 7 NBA finals) Shaq: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hRoMOAirnU (Shaq could not contain him the whole series, one of the reasons the Magic got swept) Kareem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNGJl2MfyiI These are top 10 centers ever (Shaq and Kareem are top 5) and Hakeem humiliated them. The dream shake is the second greatest offensive move ever. 27.8 ppg is his highest scoring average. Rebounding: #12 all time. 13,748. Another impressive thing to add. You couldn't keep Hakeem off the boards! 14 rpg is his highest rebounding average. DEFENSE: I think it is safe to say he is the best defender ever. He is #1 all time in blocks, #8 in steals, and he could guard 1-5. He could guard Michael Jordan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epPwITy_BMU (2:33 of the video, also blocked Jordan 3 times and blocked the game winner) LEADERSHIP: Hakeem is one of the greatest leaders. He elevated his game in the playoffs. He lead his team to 3 finals and 2 championships. He had barely any help. He had who? Vernon Maxwell, Matt Bullard, Vernon Maxwell, Brooks, Thorpe, Horry (was better for the Lakers), and old and out of prime Drexler (didn't have Drexler his first two finals). All of these people except Drexler were average-decent players. People say Hakeem would not have any rings if Jordan retired. Hakeem is 13-10 all time vs Jordan so he had no trouble beating Jordan. Jordan had a tough time against the Rockets. @Erwin here is my top 5: 1. Michael Jordan 2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 3. Hakeem Olajuwon (much better defender and rebounder than Bird and Magic) 4. Larry Bird 5. Magic Johnson Hakeem is the 2nd greatest center ever, not third.
Posted on 12 August 2013 | 6:27 am
  Resolved Question: Who is Hakeem Olajuwon?
What is he famous for? Would you put him with larry bird and Magic johnson?
Posted on 30 July 2013 | 1:20 am
  Resolved Question: Olajuwon vs David
Hakeem Olajuwon plays against David Robinson, who would win?
Posted on 8 July 2013 | 1:22 pm
  Resolved Question: Hakeem Olajuwon vs shaq?
Who do you think was better through the 90's? Bonus question: top three big men for each decade all time.
Posted on 20 May 2013 | 7:02 am
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