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Greg Oden's Real Legacy

Bill Russell. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Hakeem Olajuwon. Imagine being compared to three of the NBA's all-time greatest big men before even graduating high school.Imagine, as a freshman, leading your team to the NCAA National Championship and putting up 25 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks to put a huge exclamation point on an impressive year during which you averaged 15.7 ppg...
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Five reasons Saints fans are dreading rest of football season

By Tanisha Robinson / @mslightbright I know, I know. We as a football nation are only days away from Week 4 of the 2015-16 NFL season, and I am already jumping ship. Mission: ABORT. Yes, I too, like the rest of ‘MERICA,’ wait impatiently and full of angst during the summer months for the return of the sweet sound of grunting, hard tackles and helmet contact that is probably...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
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Hakeem Olajuwon likes Clint Capela's potential

Hakeem Olajuwon has a history of working with young centers, especially if they suit up for his former franchise, the Houston Rockets.Olajuwon has spent some time with Dwight Howard, and he's also worked with backup center Clint Capela.So what does Olajuwon think of the 21-year-old big man? Here's more from Scott Rafferty at the Sporting News:Clint Capela's emergence in the postseason...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Hakeem Olajuwon, Dikembe Mutombo Appear In NBA Africa Game (Video)

JOHANNESBURG — The NBA put on a show in its first exhibition game in Africa on Saturday — starting with a dunk straight from the tip-off by Luc Mbah a Moute. That had the crowd roaring early at Ellis Park Arena in downtown Johannesburg. It got even louder when African NBA legends Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikembe Mutombo stripped off their business suits...
August 01, 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

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 at this...
Via Crossover Chronicles
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Fourth-Rounder Named After Shaquille O’Neal, Hakeem Olajuwon

FOXBORO, Mass. — Shaq Mason never quite grew into his name. The New England Patriots’ fourth-round pick out of Georgia Tech’s full name is Shaquille Olajuwon Mason. As you might have already guessed, his mother, a big basketball fan, named her son after NBA centers Shaquille O’Neal and Hakeem Olajuwon. The 6-foot-2, 304-pound offensive lineman played guard for the Yellow...
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Hakeem Olajuwon: Jordan 'far superior player' than LeBron

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 fair comparison...
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...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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