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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 ...

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Feb 4, 2016 ... Learn more about Hakeem 'The Dream' Olajuwon, a 'Phi Slamma Jamma' ... Olajuwon emigrated to the United States to play basketball at the ...

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He came from Nigeria to play basketball for the University of Houston under Coach Guy Lewis in 1980. He was not recruited but rather offered a visit ...

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Make research projects and school reports about Hakeem Olajuwon easy with credible articles from our FREE, online encyclopedia and dictionary. ... He did not play basketball until he was a high school senior at Moslem ... The following year Olajuwon traveled to the United States to visit colleges. .... "A Dream Come True.

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Hakeem Olajuwon, a timeline made with Timetoast's free interactive timeline making ... Nov 11, 1980 , Coming to America ... Apr 2, 1993 , Became a U.S. citizen ...

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

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During his 18-year career, Nigeria-born Hakeem Olajuwon staked his claim as ... "They taught us to be honest, work hard, respect our elders, believe in .... When he played an afternoon game, he would pant for water -- but did not drink a drop.

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Jul 20, 1996 ... Acting as host, Olajuwon announces thathe and his U.S. teammates are going to "treat these guys ... members of the 1994 edition of the Dream Team did. ... junior team in the All-Africa Games in 1980 before coming to the U.S. ...

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Although Olajuwon did not attract a lot of attention from college basketball ... to the United States to attend school and play basketball for the Cougars under ...

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 ... Olajuwon first had to become a U.S. citizen, which he did in 1993.