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The Shaken Admiral. 
Side note: Hakeem would be the starting center on my beautiful dark twisted fantasy basketball team. 
- Sha

The Shaken Admiral. 

Side note: Hakeem would be the starting center on my beautiful dark twisted fantasy basketball team. 

- Sha

(Source: zer0radiogifs)

Commercial Break feat. Hakeem Olajuwon

Hakeem loves to use his VISA card.

20 Legends Who Finished Up With Another Team

mentalflossr:

On Wednesday, Peyton Manning and the Colts officially parted ways after 14 seasons, leaving him free to sign with another team. Here are several other star athletes who were once in Manning’s shoes.

NEVER FORGET

Hakeem not only taught Shaq some invaluable lessons in the post, he also taught him how to ride a bike. 
via SI Vault
@Suga_Shane

Hakeem not only taught Shaq some invaluable lessons in the post, he also taught him how to ride a bike. 

via SI Vault

@Suga_Shane

NBA Lockout Classics: 1995 Western Conference Finals, Game 6 - The Dream vs. The Admiral. 

Today on twitter I was asking about which move was greater, the Skyhook or the Dream Shake. The Skyhook was unstoppable and helped Kareem win 6 MVPs, 6 rings and finish as the NBA’s all-time scoring leader but the Dream Shake was something else. It was beautiful, it was masterful yet it was hard to master. It was such a great move that many of today’s low-post stars try to incorporate parts of it into their own arsenal while many others seek out Hakeem’s teachings over the off-season, yet no one has been able to master the Dream Shake like Hakeem. 

That’s what makes the move so great, it was just beautiful, it wasn’t just hard to stop, it was nearly impossible to master, on either end of the court. 

In 1995, the Rockets were fresh off their first title yet struggling throughout the season. They finished with just 47 wins and had to make a blockbuster move to acquire Clyde Drexler just to salvage their season and try and win a second title before Michael and the Bulls could figure things out again. 

That same year, the Spurs, with a spunky Dennis Rodman and league MVP David Robinson won 62 games and were the favorites going into the playoffs.

Hakeem felt spited that he didn’t win the MVP that year, a year in which he led the Rockets in points, blocks, steals, rebounds and minutes played. Hakeem was the Rockets and the Rockets would go as far as Hakeem’s 32 year old legs would take them.

Like a perfect storybook, Hakeem and the Rockets caught up with the Spurs in the Western Conference Finals that year and Hakeem would finally get an opportunity for revenge.

The Dream would shake his way to 39 points and 17 rebounds in this game, finishing the series with averages of 35 points, 12.5 rebounds, 5 assists, 1.3 steals and 4.2 blocks a game. The Rockets would move on to their second consecutive finals appearance, where Hakeem would school Shaq and the Magic on the way to a sweep. Hakeem averaged 33 points 10.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists in the 1995 playoffs and was so good, the great Shaquille O’neal would willingly call Hakeem “The Master” for the the rest of his career. 

It’s amazing to think about how many phenomenal centers the NBA had in the 1990’s. From Hakeem to Robinson to Alanzo, the talent was breathtaking.   

(box score)

@Suga_Shane

Have you always wanted to own a pair of jeans designed by a two-time NBA champion from Nigeria? You’re in luck.
DR34M
IS A LIFESTYLE FASHION BRAND FOCUSED ON CREATING CLEAN ELEGANT DESIGNS, USING QUALITY FABRICS, AND ENSURING A COMFORTABLE FIT.
"I love fashion as much as I love basketball! It is a great joy for me to express myself through designing my own collection".
- Hakeem Olajuwon
(Sean Keane)

Have you always wanted to own a pair of jeans designed by a two-time NBA champion from Nigeria? You’re in luck.

DR34M

IS A LIFESTYLE FASHION BRAND FOCUSED ON CREATING CLEAN ELEGANT DESIGNS, USING QUALITY FABRICS, AND ENSURING A COMFORTABLE FIT.

"I love fashion as much as I love basketball! It is a great joy for me to express myself through designing my own collection".

- Hakeem Olajuwon

(Sean Keane)

oakleyandallen:

#DreamWeek

1985- Hakeem vs. Billy Paultz.

Hakeem Olajuwon rockin’ some goggles. #DreamWeek 
@Suga_Shane

Hakeem Olajuwon rockin’ some goggles. #DreamWeek 

@Suga_Shane

Dwight Howard teamed up with Hakeem Olajuwon this summer just to get better on the offensive side of the ball (via Eddy Rivera/Magicbasketball.net

Hakeem still looks amazing. His moves are still silky smooth and his body looks so fluid. At 47 years old, he moves better than Shaq did at 37. In fact he moves better than Chris Kaman does at 27. 

Expect a lot move Hakeem commentary on here and the rest of the NBA blogosphere as #DreamWeek continues. 

@Suga_Shane

Devine and Shoals team up for a must read piece on Hakeem. 

yourmandevine:

The guys at FreeDarko asked me to write something about Hakeem Olajuwon for their fantastic Dream Week project, and of course, I jumped at the chance. My submission, on how Hakeem destroyed Patrick Ewing and David Robinson in the 1994 and 1995 postseasons (and how those victories changed the way we looked at the other two best centers of Hakeem’s era), went live this morning.
I’d love it if you gave it a read, and I’d really love it if you supported the brilliant work that FD does by pre-ordering their Undisputed Guide to Pro Basketball History, which hits the market on Oct. 26.
Feedback on the piece, as always, is encouraged and appreciated.

Devine and Shoals team up for a must read piece on Hakeem. 

yourmandevine:

The guys at FreeDarko asked me to write something about Hakeem Olajuwon for their fantastic Dream Week project, and of course, I jumped at the chance. My submission, on how Hakeem destroyed Patrick Ewing and David Robinson in the 1994 and 1995 postseasons (and how those victories changed the way we looked at the other two best centers of Hakeem’s era), went live this morning.

I’d love it if you gave it a read, and I’d really love it if you supported the brilliant work that FD does by pre-ordering their Undisputed Guide to Pro Basketball History, which hits the market on Oct. 26.

Feedback on the piece, as always, is encouraged and appreciated.

 
34 days left until the 2010-11 NBA season tips off.
Brought to you by the most memorable #34s in NBA history. Hakeem Olajuwon, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal, Paul Pierce, Terry Cummings, Charles Oakley, Isaiah Rider, Ray Allen & Eddy Curry. 
There is a lot of championships, MVPs, hardware and memorable moments between all of these players. I couldn’t choose just one so here’s all of them. 
@Suga_Shane

34 days left until the 2010-11 NBA season tips off.

Brought to you by the most memorable #34s in NBA history. Hakeem Olajuwon, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal, Paul Pierce, Terry Cummings, Charles Oakley, Isaiah Rider, Ray Allen & Eddy Curry. 

There is a lot of championships, MVPs, hardware and memorable moments between all of these players. I couldn’t choose just one so here’s all of them. 

@Suga_Shane

The real impetus for the Hakeem-Shaq rivalry wasn’t the 1995 Finals, but the two men’s dispute over whether hard or soft tacos were superior. Thankfully, the Double Decker taco came along to prevent a tragedy on the scale of the Tupac-Biggie feud.

Michael Jordan denounced the ad campaign, saying he would have never done a Taco Bell commercial with Larry Bird or Magic Johnson.

The Dream Shake.
To make up for all my dumb Andrew Bynum trade proposals, an added bonus for Laker Nation: Video from last off-season of Hakeem Olajuwon practicing with Kobe, teaching him some of his moves in the paint.
(winston wolfe)   

The Dream Shake.

To make up for all my dumb Andrew Bynum trade proposals, an added bonus for Laker Nation: Video from last off-season of Hakeem Olajuwon practicing with Kobe, teaching him some of his moves in the paint.

(winston wolfe)   

(via huhwhatandwhere)

Scottie rolls eyes.

CUT TO:

Hakeem Olajuwon: “Whoops.”

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