Hakeem Olajuwon
During his 18-year career, Nigeria-born Hakeem Olajuwon staked his claim as one of the greatest players in NBA history. Long considered a physical marvel since his days at the University of Houston, his aesthetic and productive play -- highlighted by the Houston Rockets’ back-to-back NBA titles -- earned him a place among the game’s best. "Hakeem the Dream" had a storybook season in 1993-94 when he became the first player to be named NBA MVP, Defensive Player of the Year and NBA Finals MVP in the same year. more...
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Complete Bio | Summary | Complete Stats
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1,238
.513
.202
.712
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Full Name: Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon
Born: 1/21/63 in Lagos, Nigeria
Height: 7-0; Weight: 255 lbs.
High School: Muslim Teachers College
(Lagos, Nigeria)
College: Houston
Drafted by: Houston Rockets, 1984 (first overall)
Transactions: Traded to Toronto Raptors, 8/2/01
Nickname: Hakeem the Dream
Honors: NBA champion (1994, '95); NBA Finals MVP (1994, '95); NBA MVP (1994); Defensive Player of Year (1993, '94); All-NBA First Team (1987, '88, '89, '93, '94, '97); All-NBA Second Team ('86, '90, '96); Third Team (1991, '95, '99); All-Defensive First Team ('87, '88, '90, '93, '94); 12-time All-Star; Olympic gold medalist (1996); One of 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996).