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Hakeem Olajuwon Biography

From Handball To Basketball, Two Trips To The Final Four, Chronology, Hakeem "the Dream"SELECTED WRITINGS BY OLAJUWON:


American basketball player

Hakeem Olajuwon

Seven-foot Hakeem "The Dream" Olajuwon has a rare combination of strength, footwork, and speed that put him on the short list of the best big men to ever play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). On the defensive end, his shot blocking abilities are legendary, and on the offensive end he can score with a dunk, a jump hook, a drop step, and a fade away. After playing seventeen years of his eighteen-year career for the Houston Rockets, and winning two NBA titles during the 1990s, Olajuwon announced his retirement from professional basketball on December 2, 2002.


Living the Dream: My Life and Basketball, Little Brown, 1996

Sketch by Kari Bethel

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