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Michael Jordan's Son Marcus Names Hakeem Olajuwon The 2nd Best Player Ever Over LeBron James: "I Can’t Put Him There. I’m Probably Going Hakeem. I’m Just Thinking Of Guys That Really Changed The Game."

A lot has been said about the GOAT debate in the last couple of years, especially since Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls' 10-part docu-series The Last Dance premiered in April 2020. The award-winning show reignited debates about who the greatest player of all time is, with many people supporting...
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Is Joel Embiid most skilled center since Hakeem Olajuwon?

As Joel Embiid packed for his move to America at age 16, a lovingly worn tape of Hakeem Olajuwon highlights stood out as a must-have item in his suitcase. Embiid, who was gifted the highlight reel by a coach in his native Cameroon, recalled in a "Players Tribune" editorial that he would spend hours nearly every day studying the Hall of Famer's post moves and working to base his game on the Rockets legend.
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Jamal Shead, UH Leave No Doubt With Fearless Takedown of No. 1 Arizona — Inside a Proud Cougar Night With Tilman Fertitta, Hakeem Olajuwon and the Most Together Team Ever

SAN ANTONIO — When it is over, when the team that keeps defying the limits others place on it has taken every last bit of fight out of a No. 1 seed, Kelvin Sampson marches over to a large section of red clad, now hoarse University of Houston fans. Sampson just starts clapping for those fans — and pounding his fist into his hand to their renewed roars. Soon the UH assistant coaches and all the players are joining him too.
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Kendrick Perkins says Kyrie Irving is more skilled than Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Hakeem Olajuwon

While Kyrie Irving is a polarizing figure in the NBA, no one doubts his immense skill. For years, the Brooklyn Nets star has been considered one of the most skilled players to ever play the game. During a recent television program appearance, former NBA big man Kendrick Perkins went so far as to say that Irving is more talented that Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, as well as all-time greats Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon.
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Hakeem Olajuwon is underrated on ESPN’s top 75 NBA players of all time list

The NBA featured its top 75 players of all time over this past All-Star Weekend, and the group contained most of the original top 50 list with additional players added from the modern game. The list featured plenty of former Houston Rockets players, including James Harden, Elvin Hayes, Russell Westbrook, Moses Malone, Clyde Drexler, and Chris Paul. But of course, the most famous — and best — player of the group of former Rockets is franchise legend and TDS namesake Hakeem Olajuwon.
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Hakeem Olajuwon Shocks Fans In Impressive Workout Video With Rockets Rookie

59-year-old Hakeem Olajuwon hasn't played professional basketball in about 20 years. After retiring in 2002, he stepped away from the game and into obscurity, keeping to himself and mostly staying away from the public eye. Every now and then, he'll make his presence known in only a way Hakeem can...
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Alperen Sengun training with Hakeem Olajuwon

You’re going to love this one, Houston Rockets fans. The team Twitter account sent out some video yesterday of new rookie Alperen Sengun training with franchise legend Hakeem Olajuwon on the ins and outs of post play. Sengun already has a mini Dream Shake in his repertoire, so to...
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The NBA's most unbreakable records, including marks by Wilt Chamberlain, LeBron James and Hakeem Olajuwon

When the Los Angeles Lakers host the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night (10 p.m. ET on ESPN and the ESPN App), the team and the NBA will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Lakers' 33-game winning streak in the 1971-72 season, regarded as one of the most unbreakable records in NBA history. It was Jan. 7, 1972, when the Lakers beat the Hawks 134-90 to run the streak to 33 games before falling in Milwaukee two nights later.
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Why Hakeem Olajuwon is the Greatest International Player Ever

For close to 20 years, the Houston Rockets orbited around the celestial body known as the Dream. Hakeem “the Dream” Olajuwon is the greatest Rocket in the history of the franchise, and, due to his longevity and peak, it’s a distinction that could stand for the rest of time.
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Kendrick Perkins Calls Joel Embiid 'Second Coming' of Hakeem Olajuwon

The following game, Embiid had another stellar outing as the Sixers paid a visit to the Orlando Magic. In 33 minutes of action, Embiid hit on 55-percent of his shots, scoring another 31 points. While he only came down with five rebounds in Orlando, he followed up that performance with another double-double.
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