Best Valentine's Day gift ever: Clyde Drexler goes to Houston Rockets in 1995

The conversation in the NBA of championship-caliber teams adding elite, hall-of-fame level talent to their rosters has been a constant one all season. From the Golden State Warriors adding the second-best player in the world to their already stacked roster, to the best player in the world lobbying his administration to add another high-quality player to the defending champion Cleveland...
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How the Knicks stupidly broke up with Patrick Ewing

Charles Oakley is pretty much The People’s Enforcer right now when it comes to fans of the New York Knicks. His present assignment, if you will, is defending the anger of the fan base while being the protagonist in one of the most galvanizing, yet embarrassing episodes in the 70-year history of the franchise. The #FreeOakley campaign didn’t take long to form, but when team owner...
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WATCH: Rockets pay tribute to Hakeem Olajuwon The Houston Rockets honor Hakeem Olajuwon with this tribute video played after the third quarter of the Rockets 128-104 win over the Orlando Magic on 2/7/2017. Houston fans gave Olajuwon a long and loud standing ovation.
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WATCH: Hakeem Olajuwon on being honored for Houston Rockets 50th Anniversary Hakeem Olajuwon talks to the media before the Houston Rockets game against the Orlando Magic on 2/7/2017. Olajuwon is being honored by the team during the game for the organization's 50th anniversary.
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WATCH: Five obscure Shaq facts aka Shaqtoids

From Shaq wanting to be in The Terminator series to the origins of his awful free-throw shooting to Wilt Chamberlain preferring Gheorghe Mureșan over Shaq, we take a look back at some of the more random Shaqtoids from the Big Fella's storied career.
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Joel Embiid suffers knee injury on this dunk (VIDEO)

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid threw down a big dunk in Friday’s win over the Blazers, but hurt himself in doing so. Embiid drove the lane, split two defenders and threw down the hammer, and it looked like shades of Hakeem Olajuwon. He finished with authority. But he landed weird on his knee, and left the game afterward. Embiid's left knee buckled. But he's jogging to...
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January 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Watch this amazing Joel Embiid-Hakeem Olajuwon comparison video

Joel Embiid’s ceiling—if he can stay healthy—is the level at which Hakeem Olajuwon played at. Obviously, that’s high praise, given that “The Dream” was unlike any other player the NBA has ever seen. His blend of height and athleticism gave him a strong post game, and no one had a hook shot like he did. Embiid, on Monday night, brought the ball up the floor and drove...
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November 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Hakeem Olajuwon once devoured 100 Chicken McNuggets for a McDonald’s commercial

NBA Hall of Fame center Hakeem Olajuwon is known as one of the greatest players in NBA history. The league’s all-time leader in blocks, he dominated both sides of the ball and was best known for his famous “Dream Shake” that shook opponents to the core. But, few people know that Olajuwon had another innate talent: he was a dominate Chicken McNugget eating machine. Apparently...
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August 06, 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

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...
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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