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Hakeem Olajuwon should be top 10 in NBA

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by D-rock, May 15, 2020.

  1. D-rock

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    Outside of the "experts" that created that asinine list on ESPN everyone holds Dream in high regard and rightfully so.
     
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    Who cares what the Mediadel thinks. They just got sacked
     
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    "Even though he won his two championships when Jordan retired..."

    Sounds like even Paul Pierce isn't aware Jordan was around for the '95 chip.
     
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    Why does everyone ignore that?
     
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    Well Olajuwon also made it to the finals the other season where Jordan did not play a 'full season'... 1985-1986... Jordan played 18 games due to career-threatening foot injury. So that finals appearance deserves an asterisk also :p
     
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    Damn right... not to mention his insane block record.....
     
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    Yep, 1995 the men in black zapped everyone who watched the orlando vs chicago series
     
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    Guess we were the only ones wearing sunglasses :cool:
     
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    At least Top 6 for sure, no disrespect to Bird, Wilt, Shaq, Bill Russell and Co.

    If you leave out number of championships of those others, his talent level is easily Top 6 or 5.

    You could even say if Lebron wasn't so darn versatile, Hakeem could be argued to be mentally stronger and even more skillful.

    Definitely in a group with Magic, Bird, defensively on an isolated island.

    Duncan is underrated though.
    NBA catered to the Lakers and Celtics way too much.
     
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    Dream is also the only player to have six different games where he recorded a 5x5....meaning he had at least 5 pts, rebs, ast, stls, and blks in the same game.

    That was something I learned on Rockets Cuts lol
     
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    You have put things so eloquently and brilliantly. You should post more often.
     
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    Thanks, friend.

    Always thought footwork and the art of blocking shots is underrated around the league.

    Additionally thought Dreamshake was unique, and his fadeaway reminded of Jordan in a Center body.
     
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    It speaks volumes when players like LeBron seek out Hakeem to teach them post moves. He's in a class all by himself with his legendary footwork.
     
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    99ers will always battle for the truth of Clutch City
     
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    95 Playoff Dream = Greatest
     
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    No player has and never will dominate a "MVP" in the way that Dream did.
     
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    who on jordan's teams were going to ever guard dream? cartwright? wennington? jack haley lol? we saw what dream did to rodman and horace in back to back series 1995 -- those liteweights would have fouled out 1st Q trying to stop this monster in any matchup w/ the bulls

    meanwhile on the other end we had elie and max/clyde to at least keep jordan busy, and of course dream at the rim
     
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    MJ was scared of the "big African." We all know the record.

     
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