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  When is the Final Four? - Sports Illustrated
Sports IllustratedWhen is the Final Four?Sports Illustrated... with a buzzer-beater three-pointer by forward Kris Jenkins. Villanova guard Ryan Arcidiacono was named the Final Four's Most Outstanding Player. The last men's player to win the MOP and not play on the eventual winner was Hakeem Olajuwon in 1983.and more »
Posted on 7 March 2017 | 10:04 am
  Better than ever yet still humble, Kawhi
Washington PostBetter than ever yet still humble, Kawhi Leonard keeps deliveringESPNLeonard is one of just three players in league history -- Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon are the two others -- to win NBA Finals MVP and NBA Defensive Player of the Year (twice). And he joined more elite company on March 1 with a 31-point night ...3 takeaways from the Spurs' win over the RocketsFanSidedLooking at James Harden's MVP ChancesSpace City Scoopall 169 news articles »
Posted on 7 March 2017 | 8:20 am
  Dallas Mavericks: The sliver of truth in
Dallas News (blog)Dallas Mavericks: The sliver of truth in Mark Cuban's refusal to label ...Dallas News (blog)Staff writer Eddie Sefko recently held a chat to discuss all things Mavericks. Here are some highlights.How out of his mind is Mark Cuban when it...and more »
Posted on 6 March 2017 | 5:24 pm
  With a victory and Dream dunk, UH exits
Houston ChronicleWith a victory and Dream dunk, UH exits Hofheinz in styleHouston ChronicleAfter being fed the ball by fellow UH great Elvin Hayes, far left, Hakeem Olajuwon shows he still has the stuff of a Basketball Hall of Famer, rattling a Hofheinz Pavilion rim one last time. Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Staff. Image 2 of 43. The clock has ...After 48 years, UH students, staff, alumni bid farewell to Hofheinz PavilionKHOU.comUH legend Elvin Hayes to take final shot at Hofheinz PavilionChron.comUH basketball wins as they say goodbye to Hofheinz PavilionKTRK-TVThe Daily Cougarall 10 news articles »
Posted on 5 March 2017 | 7:58 pm
  Hakeem Olajuwon remembers his Hofheinz days
KTRK-TVHakeem Olajuwon remembers his Hofheinz daysKTRK-TVOlajuwon led the Rockets to back-to-back NBA championships in 1994 and 1995 and in 2008, he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. One of only five numbers retired by the University of Houston men's basketball team, Olajuwon's #34 hangs in ...
Posted on 3 March 2017 | 1:28 am
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  2015 NBA awards: Stephen Curry for MVP,
While the MVP race has been brutal, selecting the all-NBA teams may be even more difficult.
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 5:00 am
  How Michael Jordan became the face of Nike
A plate of Tony Roma's ribs plays a role.
Posted on 13 April 2015 | 5:18 am
  How Nerlens Noel became the rookie Sixers
The player who struggled with consistency early this season has become a cornerstone the 76ers thought he would be. In 17 games played in March, his scoring (243 points), rebounding (190), and defense (41 steals, 35 blocked shots) improved dramatically. Only he and Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon put up those numbers in a single month dating back to the 1985-86 season.
Posted on 11 April 2015 | 8:03 pm
  Former Rocket Dikembe Mutombo among 2015
For all the ways Dikembe Mutombo had been known throughout an unforgettable 18-year career – from his shotblocking to his signature finger wag, his affability to his philanthropy – on Monday, he learned he would add a shorter, simple definition he never imagined would be his. Hall of Famer. Mutombo, who played his final seasons with the Rockets and is second only to Hakeem Olajuwon in career ...
Posted on 6 April 2015 | 10:45 am
  Capela benefits from Olajuwon’s lessons
Through most of a season spent in the NBA Development League, Rockets rookie Clint Capela studied the videos of Hakeem Olajuwon. On Saturday, he moved on to advance studies with the real thing, an opportunity he called “amazing.” “It’s so good for me,” Capela said of a post-practice session with Olajuwon. “I’m sure I’ll get better. “I saw his videos in The Finals in 1994, some rookie videos in ...
Posted on 4 April 2015 | 3:15 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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  PBT: Olajuwon will work on Howard
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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  ChaviChaCha: RT @ESPNCBB: Jordan Bell:
ChaviChaCha: RT @ESPNCBB: Jordan Bell: rebounding machine. He's the first to pull down 12+ boards in 5 straight tourney games since HOFer Hakeem Olajuw…
Posted on 27 March 2017 | 10:18 am
  GrizzlyMayne: Rockets legend @DR34M
GrizzlyMayne: Rockets leg!!* @DR34M explains, in the @PlayersTribune, how small ball has libe^*** the big man https://t.co/CPVYAs43Ng
Posted on 27 March 2017 | 10:18 am
  number1toler: RT @ESPNCBB: Jordan Bell:
number1toler: RT @ESPNCBB: Jordan Bell: rebounding machine. He's the first to pull down 12+ boards in 5 straight tourney games since HOFer Hakeem Olajuw…
Posted on 27 March 2017 | 10:18 am
  D_Howard_Watch: #NBA #DwightHoward 2013-14
D_Howard_Watch: #NBA #DwightHoward 2013-14 Nati~~al Treasures HAKEEM OLAJUW~~ * DWIGHT HOWARD * Dual Auto #26/49… https://t.co/rEVXVxZi74
Posted on 27 March 2017 | 10:18 am
  BenBlackburn18: RT @marchmadness: Jordan
BenBlackburn18: RT @marchmadness: Jordan Bell is the first player with at least 12 boards in five straight #MarchMadness games since Hakeem Olajuw~&% from 1…
Posted on 27 March 2017 | 10:18 am
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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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