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Hakeem Olajuwon

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Born
1963 (59 years old)

Birth Place
Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria

Position
Forward/Center

Team Number
34

Height
7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)

Weight
255 lb (116 kg)

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Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon (/əˈlaɪʒuɒn/; Yoruba: ; born January 21, 1963), formerly Akeem Olajuwon, is a Nigerian-American former professional basketball player. Listed at 7 feet 0 inches (213 cm), Olajuwon is considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time. He was nicknamed "the Dream" during his basketball career after he dunked so effortlessly that his college coach said it "looked like a dream." From 1984 to 2002, he played the center position in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors. He led the Rockets to back-to-back NBA championships in 1994 and 1995. In 2008, he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, and in 2016, he was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame.

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Olajuwon traveled from his home country to play for the University of Houston under head coach Guy Lewis. His college career for the Cougars included three trips to the Final Four. Olajuwon was drafted by the Houston Rockets with the first overall selection of the 1984 NBA draft, a draft that included Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, and John Stockton. He combined with the 7 feet 4 inches (224 cm) Ralph Sampson to form a duo dubbed the "Twin Towers". The two led the Rockets to the 1986 NBA Finals, where they lost in six games to the Boston Celtics. After Sampson was traded to the Warriors in 1988, Olajuwon became the Rockets' undisputed leader. He led the league in rebounding twice (1989, 1990) and blocks three times (1990, 1991, 1993).

Despite very nearly being traded during a bitter contract dispute before the 1992–93 season, he remained in Houston where in 1993–94, he became the only player in NBA history to win the NBA MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, and Finals MVP awards in the same season. His Rockets won back-to-back championships against the New York Knicks (avenging his college championship loss to Patrick Ewing), and Shaquille O'Neal's Orlando Magic. In 1996, Olajuwon was a member of the Olympic gold medal-winning United States national team, and was selected as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. He ended his career as the league's all-time leader in blocks (3,830) and is one of four NBA players to record a quadruple-double.


Career Honours

Basketball Hall of Fame
2008

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NBA All Star
1997

_Retired Basketball

All NBA First Team
1997

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NBA All Star
1996

_Retired Basketball

Olympics Gold
1996

_Retired Basketball

NBA
1995

_Retired Basketball

NBA Finals MVP
1995

_Retired Basketball

NBA All Star
1995

_Retired Basketball

NBA
1994

_Retired Basketball

NBA Finals MVP
1994

_Retired Basketball

NBA MVP
1994

_Retired Basketball

NBA All Star
1994

_Retired Basketball

All NBA First Team
1994

_Retired Basketball

NBA Defensive Player of the Year
1994

_Retired Basketball

NBA All Star
1993

_Retired Basketball

All NBA First Team
1993

_Retired Basketball

NBA Defensive Player of the Year
1993

_Retired Basketball

NBA blocks leader
1993

_Retired Basketball

NBA All Star
1992

_Retired Basketball

NBA blocks leader
1991

_Retired Basketball

NBA All Star
1990

_Retired Basketball

NBA rebounding leader
1990

_Retired Basketball

NBA blocks leader
1990

_Retired Basketball

NBA All Star
1989

_Retired Basketball

All NBA First Team
1989

_Retired Basketball

NBA rebounding leader
1989

_Retired Basketball

NBA All Star
1988

_Retired Basketball

All NBA First Team
1988

_Retired Basketball

NBA All Star
1987

_Retired Basketball

All NBA First Team
1987

_Retired Basketball

NBA All Star
1986

_Retired Basketball

NBA All Star
1985

_Retired Basketball

Former Youth Teams

1981-1984

Former Senior Teams

1984-2001

1996-1996

2001-2002

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Statistics


Toronto RaptorsAppearancesNBA2001-200266

Toronto RaptorsAssistsNBA2001-200268

Toronto RaptorsBlocksNBA2001-200294

Toronto RaptorsMins PlayedNBA2001-20021,464

Toronto RaptorsPointsNBA2001-2002463

Toronto RaptorsReboundsNBA2001-2002385

Toronto RaptorsStealsNBA2001-200281

Toronto RaptorsTurnoversNBA2001-2002104


Houston RocketsAppearancesNBA2000-200158

Houston RocketsAssistsNBA2000-200172

Houston RocketsBlocksNBA2000-200188

Houston RocketsMins PlayedNBA2000-20011,545

Houston RocketsPointsNBA2000-2001689

Houston RocketsReboundsNBA2000-2001431

Houston RocketsStealsNBA2000-200170

Houston RocketsTurnoversNBA2000-200181


Houston RocketsAppearancesNBA1999-200044

Houston RocketsAssistsNBA1999-200061

Houston RocketsBlocksNBA1999-200070

Houston RocketsMins PlayedNBA1999-20001,049

Houston RocketsPointsNBA1999-2000455

Houston RocketsReboundsNBA1999-2000274

Houston RocketsStealsNBA1999-200041

Houston RocketsTurnoversNBA1999-200073


Houston RocketsAppearancesNBA1998-199954

Houston RocketsAssistsNBA1998-199990

Houston RocketsBlocksNBA1998-1999126

Houston RocketsMins PlayedNBA1998-19991,907

Houston RocketsPointsNBA1998-1999998

Houston RocketsReboundsNBA1998-1999507

Houston RocketsStealsNBA1998-199987

Houston RocketsTurnoversNBA1998-1999144


Houston RocketsAppearancesNBA1997-199852

Houston RocketsAssistsNBA1997-1998155

Houston RocketsBlocksNBA1997-1998112

Houston RocketsMins PlayedNBA1997-19981,823

Houston RocketsPointsNBA1997-1998874

Houston RocketsReboundsNBA1997-1998514

Houston RocketsStealsNBA1997-199889

Houston RocketsTurnoversNBA1997-1998139


Houston RocketsAppearancesNBA1996-199794

Houston RocketsAssistsNBA1996-1997290

Houston RocketsBlocksNBA1996-1997214

Houston RocketsMins PlayedNBA1996-19973,481

Houston RocketsPointsNBA1996-19972,180

Houston RocketsReboundsNBA1996-1997890

Houston RocketsStealsNBA1996-1997150

Houston RocketsTurnoversNBA1996-1997327


Houston RocketsAppearancesNBA1995-199680

Houston RocketsAssistsNBA1995-1996288

Houston RocketsBlocksNBA1995-1996224

Houston RocketsMins PlayedNBA1995-19963,126

Houston RocketsPointsNBA1995-19962,115

Houston RocketsReboundsNBA1995-1996857

Houston RocketsStealsNBA1995-1996128

Houston RocketsTurnoversNBA1995-1996276


Houston RocketsAppearancesNBA1994-199594

Houston RocketsAssistsNBA1994-1995353

Houston RocketsBlocksNBA1994-1995304

Houston RocketsMins PlayedNBA1994-19953,782

Houston RocketsPointsNBA1994-19952,730

Houston RocketsReboundsNBA1994-19951,002

Houston RocketsStealsNBA1994-1995159

Houston RocketsTurnoversNBA1994-1995306


Houston RocketsAppearancesNBA1993-1994103

Houston RocketsAssistsNBA1993-1994385

Houston RocketsBlocksNBA1993-1994389

Houston RocketsMins PlayedNBA1993-19944,266

Houston RocketsPointsNBA1993-19942,848

Houston RocketsReboundsNBA1993-19941,209

Houston RocketsStealsNBA1993-1994168

Houston RocketsTurnoversNBA1993-1994354


Houston RocketsAppearancesNBA1992-199394

Houston RocketsAssistsNBA1992-1993348

Houston RocketsBlocksNBA1992-1993401

Houston RocketsMins PlayedNBA1992-19933,760

Houston RocketsPointsNBA1992-19932,448

Houston RocketsReboundsNBA1992-19931,236

Houston RocketsStealsNBA1992-1993171

Houston RocketsTurnoversNBA1992-1993307


Houston RocketsAppearancesNBA1991-199270

Houston RocketsAssistsNBA1991-1992157

Houston RocketsBlocksNBA1991-1992304

Houston RocketsMins PlayedNBA1991-19922,636

Houston RocketsPointsNBA1991-19921,510

Houston RocketsReboundsNBA1991-1992845

Houston RocketsStealsNBA1991-1992127

Houston RocketsTurnoversNBA1991-1992187


Houston RocketsAppearancesNBA1990-199159

Houston RocketsAssistsNBA1990-1991137

Houston RocketsBlocksNBA1990-1991229

Houston RocketsMins PlayedNBA1990-19912,191

Houston RocketsPointsNBA1990-19911,253

Houston RocketsReboundsNBA1990-1991814

Houston RocketsStealsNBA1990-1991125

Houston RocketsTurnoversNBA1990-1991182


Houston RocketsAppearancesNBA1989-199086

Houston RocketsAssistsNBA1989-1990242

Houston RocketsBlocksNBA1989-1990399

Houston RocketsMins PlayedNBA1989-19903,285

Houston RocketsPointsNBA1989-19902,069

Houston RocketsReboundsNBA1989-19901,195

Houston RocketsStealsNBA1989-1990184

Houston RocketsTurnoversNBA1989-1990327


Houston RocketsAppearancesNBA1988-198986

Houston RocketsAssistsNBA1988-1989161

Houston RocketsBlocksNBA1988-1989293

Houston RocketsMins PlayedNBA1988-19893,186

Houston RocketsPointsNBA1988-19892,135

Houston RocketsReboundsNBA1988-19891,157

Houston RocketsStealsNBA1988-1989223

Houston RocketsTurnoversNBA1988-1989285


Houston RocketsAppearancesNBA1987-198883

Houston RocketsAssistsNBA1987-1988170

Houston RocketsBlocksNBA1987-1988225

Houston RocketsMins PlayedNBA1987-19882,987

Houston RocketsPointsNBA1987-19881,955

Houston RocketsReboundsNBA1987-19881,026

Houston RocketsStealsNBA1987-1988171

Houston RocketsTurnoversNBA1987-1988252


Houston RocketsAppearancesNBA1986-198785

Houston RocketsAssistsNBA1986-1987245

Houston RocketsBlocksNBA1986-1987297

Houston RocketsMins PlayedNBA1986-19873,149

Houston RocketsPointsNBA1986-19872,047

Houston RocketsReboundsNBA1986-1987971

Houston RocketsStealsNBA1986-1987153

Houston RocketsTurnoversNBA1986-1987264


Houston RocketsAppearancesNBA1985-198688

Houston RocketsAssistsNBA1985-1986176

Houston RocketsBlocksNBA1985-1986300

Houston RocketsMins PlayedNBA1985-19863,233

Houston RocketsPointsNBA1985-19862,134

Houston RocketsReboundsNBA1985-19861,017

Houston RocketsStealsNBA1985-1986174

Houston RocketsTurnoversNBA1985-1986238


Houston RocketsAppearancesNBA1984-198587

Houston RocketsAssistsNBA1984-1985118

Houston RocketsBlocksNBA1984-1985233

Houston RocketsMins PlayedNBA1984-19853,101

Houston RocketsPointsNBA1984-19851,798

Houston RocketsReboundsNBA1984-19851,039

Houston RocketsStealsNBA1984-1985106

Houston RocketsTurnoversNBA1984-1985245



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