Hakeem Olajuwon facts for kids
|No. 34, 15|
|Born||January 21, 1963
|NBA Draft||1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Points||26,946 (21.8 ppg)|
|Rebounds||13,747 (11.1 rpg)|
|Blocks||3,830 (3.1 bpg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
|Basketball Hall of Fame|
Hakeem Olajuwon (born January 21, 1963 in Lagos, Nigeria) is a retired Nigerian-American basketball player. Olajuwon travelled all the way from his home country of Nigeria to play basketball in the United States. He won two National Basketball Association (NBA) championships with the Houston Rockets. During his career, he was nicknamed "The Dream" because of his grace both on and off the court.
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One of only five numbers retired by the University of Houston men's basketball team, Olajuwon's #34 hangs in Hofheinz Pavilion.
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