Born on january 21, 1963, in lagos, nigeria, hakeem olajuwon overcame a late introduction to basketball to star at the university of houston the cornerstone. Using the goat index to rank the best nba players from a playoff perspective from the hakeem olajuwon emerged as the top ranked player. 9/9 space city scoop: houston rockets: why gerald green is a hometown hero: gerald green is a player who has shown up and shown out throughout.
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