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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hakeem_Olajuwon

Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon formerly known as Akeem Olajuwon, is a Nigerian- American former ... Olajuwon did not play basketball until the age of 17, when he entered a local tournament. It has been said that a ..... The defender is waiting for me to come down because I jumped but I'm gone before I land. Defenders say ' Wow ...

www.biography.com/people/hakeem-olajuwon-21101363

Feb 4, 2016 ... Synopsis. Born on January 21, 1963, in Lagos, Nigeria, Hakeem Olajuwon overcame a late introduction to basketball to star at the University of ...

www.quora.com/When-and-why-did-Hakeem-Olajuwon-come-to-the-United-States

He came from Nigeria to play basketball for the University of Houston under ... Hakeem Olajuwon (NBA player) ... The United States of America ...

www.encyclopedia.com/people/sports-and-games/sports-biographies/hakeem-olajuwon

Make research projects and school reports about Hakeem Olajuwon easy with ... He did not play basketball until he was a high school senior at Moslem ... Olajuwon's adjustment American basketball was not easy. .... "A Dream Come True.

www.britannica.com/biography/Hakeem-Olajuwon

Hakeem Olajuwon: Jan. 21, 1963 Lagos, Nigeria Nigerian-born American professional basketball player who led the Houston Rockets to consecutive National ...

www.nba.com/history/players/olajuwon_bio.html

During his 18-year career, Nigeria-born Hakeem Olajuwon staked his claim as one ... He was a First Team All-America selection that season, but Patrick Ewing and the ... During this run, Olajuwon came back from two serious injuries. .... When he played an afternoon game, he would pant for water -- but did not drink a drop.

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Hakeem Olajuwon, a timeline made with Timetoast's free interactive timeline ... Sep 14, 2002 , Hakeem Olajuwon retired ... Nov 11, 1980 , Coming to America ...

articles.baltimoresun.com/1996-07-06/sports/1996188003_1_olajuwon-hakeem-international-basketball

Jul 6, 1996 ... For Olajuwon, it was as a member of the Nigerian junior. ... CHICAGO -- It was back in 1980 when 17-year-old, pencil-thin Nigerian Hakeem Olajuwon got his first taste ... Olajuwon first had to become a U.S. citizen, which he did in 1993. ... he definitely will start Grant Hill in today's first game against the USA ...

greatimmigrants.carnegie.org/profile/hakeem-olajuwon

Over an 18-year career in the NBA, basket center Hakeem Olajuwon established himself as one of the most dominant players in the history of the game. Facing ...

www.blackpast.org/gah/olajuwon-hakeem-1963

Hakeem Olajuwon was a professional and collegiate basketball player, and is now ... Although Olajuwon did not attract a lot of attention from college basketball  ...