Former Rocket, University of Houston great Dwight Jones passes away

The Cougar star and NBA veteran passed away at the age of 64. We lost a Houston basketball legend yesterday, as Dwight Jones passed away, according to multiple reports. He was 64 years old. A decade before the Phi Slamma Jamma super-team that featured Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler, Jones was chopping up teams for U of H and led them to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances...
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Hakeem Olajuwon says Kobe Bryant used his advice best in the low post

Hakeem Olajuwon, one of the greatest centers ever to play the game, has worked with a number of NBA players on their post moves, such as Dwight Howard and LeBron James, but none of them compare to Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, who Olajuwon says used his advice best in the low post. “I’ve worked with a lot of players, but the one who really capitalized on it the most is...
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April 05, 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

Hassan Whiteside records triple-double, blocks 10 shots

Hassan Whiteside looked like Hakeem Olajuwon on Tuesday night as he blocked literally everything in his area. Whiteside beat the Timberwolves in nearly every way possible, as he dropped 22 points, hauled in 14 rebounds and blocked 10 shots. Let’s watch the ten blocks in all their glory. My personal favorite is the second one, which he swatted into the seats. Hassan Whiteside had...
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November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Whiteside records triple-double with block party

No, no, no: not today. Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside channeled his inner Dikembe Mutombo and posted a triple-double with a team-high 22 points, 14 rebounds and 10 blocks. Hassan Whiteside had a block party and all the Wolves were invited. — Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) November 18, 2015 Hakeem Olajuwon actually holds the record for most triple...
November 17, 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

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

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

By Sam Galanis 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...
January 15, 2015  |  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? — 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...
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