Friday, May 25, 2007

The Dream

With all the playoff hype and lottery excitement, one could have easily missed the blip of time given to Hakeem Olajuwon's recent visit to Houston. There were some shots of him in the crowd at a late series home Rocket's game. A couple articles came out. Sadly, we don't see much much of Hakeem these days. When he does grace the Basketball World with his presence, why not take a little time and revisit his greatness?

To my knowledge, The Dream spends most his time with his family in Jordan. But when he does stop by the NBA, its profound. Apparently, he convinced Dikembe Mutumbo to stay on another season. Even more intriguing is his mini-coaching session with Yao Ming. There is some great video of the session at the team site, you won't regret checking it out.

It's pretty amazing to see Hakeem still moving as graceful as ever. In my opinion, this is evidence of greatness that never quite seems to get the proper recognition. A lot of that could be due to the fact that he he pursues some of his passions additional to basketball, like his family and his religion. He is definitely not caught up with whole legendary-NBA player-celebrity life.

In addition to his game, I think he deserves more respect in the life department as well.

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