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Honoring The Dream
Rockets fans heading to upcoming playoff games will be greeted by a new monument before entering the Toyota Center. A 1,000-lb. bronze sculpture honoring Hakeem Olajuwon, one of the newest members of the Hall of Fame, was unveiled on Friday. The 12-foot high sculpture featuring Olajuwon's No. 34 jersey was placed on the corner of LaBranch and Polk streets, outside the main entrance of Toyota Center.

"I can not express myself," Olajuwon told 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 "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.

Progress Report
Want to know where Lakers forward Luke Walton excels on the court? Check out this detailed report on

Finishing Strong
With two games remaining the recently improved Grizzlies have a chance to top last year's 22-win total.

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.

Winding Down
Blazers broadcaster Mike Barrett takes a look at this year's team and explains why the team requested waivers for Darius Miles.

Answer the Mail users got the chance to ask Kurt Thomas some questions. Read what he has to say about teammate Tim Duncan.

Consistent Collison reporter Kevin Pelton takes a look at the Sonics' most consistent player this season: Nick Collison.

Mr. Turkey
Read this feature on and the headline will make sense.