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Hakeem Olajuwon says Dwight Howard is ready for MVP-type of season

With Kevin Durant going down for the earlier part of the season, the Most Valuable Player award will likely not be retained by the Oklahoma City Thunder forward. LeBron James is the favorite to win a fifth MVP award. But former Houston Rocket Hakeem Olajuwon thinks a CURRENT Houston Rocket is poised to win it. From Fran Blinebury of NBA.Com: At least one former MVP doesn’t think...
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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...
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Olajuwon: Howard should have MVP-caliber 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-back championships...
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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...
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3 days ago  |  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...
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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
12 days ago  |  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

Hakeem Olajuwon to release first basketball shoe line

Hakeem Olajuwon, two-time NBA Finals MVP, 14-time All Star, and 1994 NBA Most Valuable Player, already has quite a list of accomplishments for one lifetime, but the Dream is on the verge of completing another lifelong goalreleasing his very own line of basketball shoes. Sure we have already have Air Jordans, WADEs, and numerous other customizations by Nike and Adidas for various...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Amar’e Stoudemire: Time Spent With Hakeem Olajuwon Was Worth 100K Tab

This past offseason, New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire reportedly spent $50,000 per week for one on one training sessions with former Houston Rockets’ great Hakeem Olajuwon.  Six months later, Stoudemire, who had been recognized primarily for his ability to thrive in the pick-and-roll, is showing a much improved low-post game.  Knicks’ coach Mike Woodson, a former...
Via BlackSportsOnline
February 01, 2013  |  1 Comment

Shaq on Hakeem Olajuwon: He’s the only player I couldn’t intimidate

Shaquille O’Neal was able to dominate every center whom he faced during his career except for one: Hakeem Olajuwon. The Dream turned 50 on Monday, so TNT’s “Inside the NBA” ran a tribute to the Houston Rockets legend. Following the piece, which showed Olajuwon mentoring and training select big men, Shaq was full of praise for the man who outplayed him. “Hakeem Olajuwon...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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