Josh Cohen’s Analysis: The list of accolades seem endless. Hakeem Olajuwon won two NBA championships, in which he was Finals MVP in both years, a regular season MVP, a pair of Defensive Player of the Year awards, an Olympic gold medal and was named to 12 NBA All-Star Games.
And all of these tributes were accomplished while a member of the Houston Rockets. After the team decided to initiate a rebuild phase at the start of this century, however, Olajuwon rejected a lucrative contract to stay with the Rockets. In effect, Houston opted to trade Hakeem in the summer of 2001 to the _______________ (CLICK NEXT).