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Nowitzki moves past Olajuwon as Mavs rally past Kings

Dirk Nowitzki vividly remembers watching Hakeem Olajuwon from his home in Germany as a teenager in the 1990s. That's one of the reasons his latest move up the NBA scoring list was special for the 7-foot Dallas star. Another would be the milestone coming at home when the Mavericks rallied from 24 points down to win. Nowitzki had 23 points to surpass Olajuwon as the highest-scoring...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Hakeem Olajuwon says Dwight Howard is ready for an MVP season

Hakeem Olajuwon, who is the greatest player in the history of the Houston Rockets, is working with the team as a player development coach who specifically works with Dwight Howard. Olajuwon likes what he sees from Howard and thinks that he is ready to make a serious push for MVP. Via Fran Blinebury of NBA.com:  “He’s healthy. He’s strong. He’s ready,” said Olajuwon, who...
Via Pass The Pill
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Hakeem Olajuwon: ‘Dwight Howard Is Ready For An MVP-Type Season’

  At least one former MVP doesn’t think it should have taken a broken bone in Kevin Durant’s foot to throw the 2015 MVP race wide open. According to Hakeem Olajuwon, Dwight Howard was already prepared to kick the door down. “He’s healthy. He’s strong. He’s ready,” said Olajuwon, who won the award in 1994 when he led the Rockets to the first of their back-to...
Via Rockets Social
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Hakeem Olajuwon: Dwight Howard Will Have MVP-Type Season

Dwight Howard looks healthy and injury free during this training camp.  The Rockets big man has looked so good that a legend from years past believes Howard can dethrone Kevin Durant for league MVP. Rockets Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon believes Howard will have an MVP-type season. “I played at a time when were so many players that could win the MVP each year — Michael Jordan...
Via Thacover2
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr says former second round pick is playing like Hakeem Olajuwon

First year head coach Steve Kerr apparently was serious when comparing Ognjen Kuzmic to legend Hakeem Olajuwon. If you aren’t sure who Ognjen Kuzmic is, don’t worry. I Googled him and found out all you need to know. Kuzmic was a second round pick back in 2012 from Serbia. And his NBA career consists of 21 games. That’s all I really cared to research, but anyway, the 7-foot...
Via Pass The Pill
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Grading the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft

Join us on this page throughout the Draft for instant analysis and the top tweets from tonight’s NBA Draft. It is final Mock Draft time. How will the first round go down? http://t.co/SAI4sKv4ag — Crossover Chronicles (@crossoverNBA) June 26, 2014 Andrew Wiggins is a suit hall of famer already. #NBADraft — Crossover Chronicles (@crossoverNBA) June 26, 2014 These Joel Embiid...
Via Crossover Chronicles
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Hakeem Olajuwon says Spurs are lucky Houston did not advance

The San Antonio Spurs are looking as if they are a team that could be raising another banner in the AT&T Center, marking their fifth title in team history. After a grueling seven-game series with the Dallas Mavericks, dismantling the Portland Trail Blazers in five games, and now delivering double-digit victories in their first two […]
Via Project Spurs
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Names Hakeem Olajuwon Ambassador to Africa

The NBA has recruited hall of famer Hakeem Olajuwon to be their new ambassador to Africa. Olajuwon will work closely with the NBA office in Africa with their development of the sport in Johannesburg with the help of Amadou Gallo Fall, NBA Vice President for Development in Africa.  “Basketball has given me so much in life,” said Olajuwon. “In this new role I am looking forward...
Via BlackSportsOnline
May 21, 2014  |  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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