Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Unstoppable | Akeem Olajuwon

it was all "A-keem"...

It wasn't a dream, but rather a reality. I had the pleasure of growing up in the 90s here in Houston and there was nothing bigger physically (well maybe the Chase Towers) than Olajuwon. I'm not talking about back to back title winning "Hakeem Olajuwon" but rather "Akeem" who in the '89-90 season averaged 24.3 points to go with 14 rebounds, 2.9 assist, 2.12 steals and 4.59 blocksHis boards and block totals were career highs as well as lead the NBA in both categories. Only five years removed from his days rockin’ rims with Clyde Drexler at Phi Slama Jama in college and he was already a four-time All-NBA selection, three-time All-Defensive selection and a six-time All-Star. He had arguably his best season in the NBA that year and was virtually UNSTOPPABLE. The Rockets on the other hand stumbled into the playoffs with a 41-41 record only to be ousted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round. 

THESE were the glorious shoes he wore that season and this is THEIR story.

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