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

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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.

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

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.

www.britannica.com/biography/Hakeem-Olajuwon

Feb 27, 2017 ... Nigerian-born American professional basketball player who led the Houston Rockets ... Alternative Titles: Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon, the Dream.

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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 ...

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.

www.imdb.com/name/nm0645927/bio

Hakeem Olajuwon was born on January 21, 1963 in Lagos, Nigeria as Akeem ... Olajuwon did not play with his peers on the original Dream Team in the 1992 ... Prior to coming to the U.S. to attend the University of Houston, he had never ...

www.texasmonthly.com/the-culture/hakeem-olajuwon

Hakeem Olajuwon: Once you have your foundation, it's established. It's the ... HO: I used to come here every summer while I was playing [for the Rockets]. ... HO: Growing up in Nigeria, or anywhere outside the U.S., you realize how big soccer is in the world. ... ES: What did you think of Houston when you first got there?