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[SI] Olajuwon's influence a growing presence for elite group of stars

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by daeyeth, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. daeyeth

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    It's too bad that he gets most of his run after his playing days. I'm glad the younger players are reaching out. They know what's up.
     
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    Kobe is the only guy I have seen incorporate some of those moves but it is nice to see these young guys show respect. I noticed they didn't mention Yao as a former Dream student.
     
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    You can't teach Hakeem's game. Hakeem just straight up knows how to play the game of basketball.
     
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    Great article. Thanks for posting!
     
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    maybe cause that was along time ago, 4 years?
     
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    The irony is that he didn't start playing basketball till he was 15. He's a natural.
     
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    I saw The Dream today at the Lifetime Fitness gym in Sugar Land. I see him there often teaching youngsters how to play. He's usually there around morning-noon.
     
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    Now use that influence to recruit a damn allstar!!!
     
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    you can tell the love of the game is there.

    It's real.
     
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    Dwight is using a few moves right out of the Hakeem playbook this year he didn't have last year, elbow locking their body on the baseline side and spinning around them, watching the speed of the double team and stepping through it is the other ones that are REALLY obvious.
     
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    We gotta get Jordan Hill, Patterson, Hayes, heck the whole Rocket team over to Dream's house.
     
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    Scola. Different move, same principle.

    Not that Scola is in the same league.


     
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    And have a slumber party? All the guys can help braid Jordan's hair!
     
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    its like hekeem gets more props now than he did as a player to a certain extent.
     
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    Didn't Shaq train with Hakeem before he came to the NBA? I remember reading that somewhere.
     
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    They've worked out together, although I'm not sure how far back that went. I think it may have been before he came to the NBA, but again, not sure. Hakeem once signed an autograph for Shaq when Shaq was in high school, and apparently that's where the respect started. Coincidentally enough, according to Shaq, that's how his lack of respect for David Robinson came about - when he wouldn't sign an autograph for him.
     
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    I got Dream's autograph too! :cool:

    We had this debate with the Spurs fans in 95 WCF, they claim Robinson was better.

    You know who won that one.
     
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    Dwight Howard trained with Hakeem this summer. There are videos on the net with a google search.

    When I first saw Howard play this year, it was obvious he had vastly improved footwork. He is very decisive. Orlando is a scary playoff team.

    We need to get a raw talent hard worker type of guy and hand him over to dream for polishing . . .
     
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    I think this happens every year now, everybody wants [insert player] to train with Hakeem, hoping the Rockets will get better.

    I do think Yao's session with Dream helped him out, he was more aggressive.

    I say Blake Griffin should work with Dream, imagine that?
     

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