Houston Rockets: Rockets’ best player, Hakeem Olajuwon (1) vs. Tracy McGrady (5)

On to the Final Four. Again, the results went about as expected, although there was a really close race between T-Mac and Clyde Drexler. McGrady ended up making it to the next round, but now he faces Hakeem the Dream. Good luck with that. One round away from the championship, let’s do this. Each poll will be open for a total of 24 hours starting from the publishing of that respective...
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Houston Rockets: Rockets’ best player, Hakeem Olajuwon (1) vs. James Harden (9)

Now there goes the first round. Nothing too crazy happened, the only upsets being James Harden over Ralph Sampson and Otis Thorpe over Charles Barkley. Olajuwon remains the favorite as he had by far the widest margin of victory. Let’s go to the second round and see if it’ll be much of the same in this quest to determine the Houston Rockets’ best player ever. Each poll will...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Hakeem Olajuwon says Kobe Bryant used his advice best in the low post

Hakeem Olajuwon, one of the greatest centers ever to play the game, has worked with a number of NBA players on their post moves, such as Dwight Howard and LeBron James, but none of them compare to Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, who Olajuwon says used his advice best in the low post. “I’ve worked with a lot of players, but the one who really capitalized on it the most is...
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April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Hakeem Olajuwon: Kobe 'capitalized' on advice more than LeBron, Dwight

In his second life, former Houston Rockets center Hakeem Olajuwon decided to tutor current NBA players who wanted to improve their footwork down low. Before he took a job with his former team, preventing him from helping out those who don't play for the Rockets, some of the best players alive sought out the Hall of Famer's guidance, including Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Tyson Chandler...
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April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Hakeem Olajuwon condemns Donald Trump

One of the NBA’s greatest players of all time is condemning Donald Trump in light of the Republican presidential candidate’s comments about Muslims. Hakeem Olajuwon, a former NBA MVP and two-time champion, is a devout Muslim, and he could not believe Trump’s stance on the religious group. “That kind of statement is not worthy of a president. I don’t think it was too...
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January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside records triple-double, blocks 10 shots

Hassan Whiteside looked like Hakeem Olajuwon on Tuesday night as he blocked literally everything in his area. Whiteside beat the Timberwolves in nearly every way possible, as he dropped 22 points, hauled in 14 rebounds and blocked 10 shots. Let’s watch the ten blocks in all their glory. My personal favorite is the second one, which he swatted into the seats. Hassan Whiteside had...
Via The Sports Daily
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Rockets Legend Hakeem Olajuwon With the Dream Shake During Game in Africa

Hakeem Olajuwon is one of the greatest players to ever play the game. There isn't a Houston Rockets that watched him during his day that doesn't remember the time he walked to the podium after getting off the plane and uttered one word in the thick accent he had at the time that made the crowd go wild, "Unbeatable."The 52-year old legend was back in action for the Team World vs....
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August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA's Africa game: A tribute to Hakeem Olajuwon

By Matt Zemek The NBA’s first-ever game on the African continent takes place this Saturday in Johannesburg, South Africa. The exhibition between Team Africa (comprised of first- and second-generation African players) and Team World (comprised of non-African NBA notables who agreed to participate in the game) will air on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 9 a.m. on ESPN. We’ll look more closely...
Via Crossover Chronicles
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Hakeem Olajuwon: Jordan 'far superior player' than LeBron

By Sam Galanis The debate over whether LeBron James is a better player than LeBron James will always exist, but for one of the greatest NBA players of all time, it’s not even a question. Former Houston Rockets star Hakeem Olajuwon told CNBC on Thursday that it’s always been MJ, and it always will be. “When people start comparing (James) with Jordan, then that’s not a...
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Fan gives ball autographed by Hakeem Olajuwon to kid

A Houston Rockets fan deserves a lot of credit for giving away a basketball autographed by Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon to a kid during Thursday night's game against Philadelphia.Olajuwon was sitting in the front row for the game and was handed a basketball by Rockets mascot Clutch during a timeout. Olajuwon was happy to sign the ball, which Clutch took and threw (gently) into...
Via Holdout Sports
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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