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Ranks On Tap: 11. Hakeem Olajuwan

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Hakeem Olajuwan (formely Akeem) was one of the most skilled bigs to ever play the game of basketball. A true force of nature and a great two way player, Hakeem didn’t even start playing basketball until he was 18 years old when he figured he was too tall for soccer.

He grew up in Nigeria but came to play college basketball at the University of Houston. Hakeem won an MVP award and two defensive player of the year awards during his time for the Rockets. He also let the Rockets to back to back NBA championships in 1994 & 1995.

He is the Rockets all time leader in games, minutes, points, rebounds, steals and blocks. He is the greatest Houston Rocket of all time.

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