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Hakeem Olajuwon


1963 Born January 21 in Lagos, Nigeria
1979 Plays for Nigerian national basketball team
1980 Enrolls at University of Houston as redshirt freshman
1982-84 Leads University of Houston to the final game of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament two consecutive years
1984 Selected as the number one overall pick in the National Basketball Association (NBA) draft by the Houston Rockets
1992 Reaffirms Islamic faith
1996 Marries Dalia Asafi
2001 Diagnosed with a blood clot in his leg; traded to the Toronto Raptors
2002 Announces his retirement

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