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Watch: Team World vs Team Africa

NBA Commissionier Adam Silver is doing a great job in globalizing the NBA. The NBA held it’s first game in Africa this past weekend. With many NBA players from Africa, it was great marketing tool to cater to that market of NBA fans. It also helped that NBA greats, Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikembe Mutumbo suited up for a few minutes, and as expected the crowed adored them.  Team World...
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Watch Hakeem Olajuwon score on sweet post move at NBA's Africa game

Hakeem Olajuwon is 52 years old and has not played against NBA competition since 2002. But he's still fluid, still athletic and still able to score over players half his age. During the NBA's Africa game over the weekend, Olajuwon briefly popped into action in the second quarter, showing what he's still made of, and why players to this day are willing to pay top dollar and visit...
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2 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...
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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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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gorgui Dieng Worked With Hakeem Olajuwon Earlier Today In Africa

Photo: Getty ImagesFormer Louisville big man Gorgui Dieng is one of twenty NBA players that will be participating in an NBA exhibition game in Africa on Saturday. The game will feature a Team Africa versus Team World format. Current NBA players from Africa, or second-generation African players, will square off against current NBA players from the rest of the world, including the...
Via The Cardinal Connect
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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...
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5 days ago  |  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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