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Hakeem Olajuwon
Hakeem Olajuwon
No. 34, 15
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Personal information
Born January 21, 1963 (1963-01-21) (age 56)
Lagos, Nigeria
Career information
College Houston
NBA Draft 1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
Pro career 1984–2002
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 2x NBA Champion (1994, 1995)
  • 3x NBA MVP (1993)
  • 12x All-Star (1985-1990, 1992-1997)
  • 2x NBA Finals MVP (1993, 1994)
  • 6x All-NBA First Team Selection (1986-1988, 1992-1993, 1996)
  • 3x All-NBA Second Team Selection (1985, 1989, 1995)
  • 3x All-NBA Third Team (1990, 1994, 1998)
  • 5x NBA All-Defensive First Team Selection (1986-1987, 1989, 1992-1993)
  • 4x NBA All-Defensive Second Team Selection (1984, 1990, 1995–1996)
  • NBA All-Rookie Team (1984)
  • NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
Career statistics
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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