The Conference Call West: April 15, 2008
Posted Apr 22 2008 11:56AM
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Honoring The Dream
"I can not express myself," Olajuwon told Rockets.com staff writer Damien Pierce. "It's beautiful. I feel so honored that they've given me this gesture."
Rockets owner Leslie Alexander commissioned the piece for the former All-Star center nicknamed "The Dream."
"It was because of Hakeem's incredible ability, leadership, and team-first mentality that drove the Rockets to back-to-back NBA World Championships," Alexander told fans in an open letter on Rockets.com. "It's only fitting that you'll be able to see and read of his contributions and accomplishments whenever you enter Toyota Center for a Rockets game, concert or special event."
Olajuwon is the NBA's all-time leading shot-blocker and widely considered the greatest player in Rockets history. Later this year he will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Now, that's a dream come true.
Give Back, Jack
San Francisco mayor proclaimed April 12, 2008 to be known as Stephen Jackson Day in honor of Jackson's commitment to the Bay Area community.
Want to know where Lakers forward Luke Walton excels on the court? Check out this detailed report on Lakers.com.
With two games remaining the recently improved Grizzlies have a chance to top last year's 22-win total.
You Can Call Me Al
The Timberwolves state their case why Al Jefferson should be given consideration for the NBA's Most Improved Player.
Top of the Charts
This year's Hornets team is the most successful ever with a franchise-high 55 wins. Find out how these players are re-writing history.
Go Go Go, Go Phoenix Suns
Every team needs a theme song. One talented Suns fan has come up with a song for this year's team.
Blazers broadcaster Mike Barrett takes a look at this year's team and explains why the team requested waivers for Darius Miles.
I'm Ready For My Close-Up
Kings blog squadder Angela Tsai asked some of the Kings players which actors they most resemble.
Answer the Mail
Spurs.com users got the chance to ask Kurt Thomas some questions. Read what he has to say about teammate Tim Duncan.
Sonics.com reporter Kevin Pelton takes a look at the Sonics' most consistent player this season: Nick Collison.