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  1. Working with Hakeem Olajuwon

    Henry Abbott

    Brett Koremenos suggests Hakeem Olajuwon's offseason workouts might not be all they're cracked up to be. ...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  2. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Hakeem Olajuwon tutoring Dwight Howard, in extended video. They're in Olajuwon's gym, which is an amazing place, where nobody ever misses a shot. Also, the video reveals a particular and correctable problem with Howard's post game. There is no Tony...

    Blog | October 06, 2010
  3. To a grieving acquaintance

    Henry Abbott

    Prior to the season, Henry Abbott and Jason Friedman made a friendly wager. Portland and Houston had three games scheduled over the first six weeks of the season. Whoever's team lost the "three-game series" had to write glowingly about the other's te...

    Blog | December 07, 2009
  4. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Kobe Bryant called Hakeem Olajuwon, and Mark Berman of MyFoxHouston reports on the tutorial that followed: "'He gave me the biggest compliment,' Olajuwon said. '(He said) You are the best (at the) mid-post and post move. He want...

    Blog | September 28, 2009
  5. The TrueHoop Network Shootaround

    Henry Abbott

    Let's get down to the brass tacks of basketball: How are the Lakers going to defend both Dwight Howard and the Orlando shooters? Where does Andrew Bynum fit in to all this? And will Brandon Jennings be the sleeper of the 2009 NBA Draft? K...

    Blog | June 03, 2009
  6. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Dwight Howard's stat line must be acknowledged. 30 points, 19 rebounds, and ten blocks. TrueHoop reader Lawrence did a bunch of poking around and says, basically, that only people like Hakeem Olajuwon has done that. (UPDATE: TrueHoop reader William w...

    Blog | November 13, 2008
  7. Praying with Hakeem Olajuwon

    Henry Abbott

    TrueHoop reader Ghaith has been reading a lot about Hakeem Olajuwon today, on the day of his induction into the Hall of Fame, and was inspired to send the following e-mail: It was my freshmen year at UCLA (1998). Two things to know about me: I'm Mu...

    Blog | September 05, 2008
  8. Hall of Fame Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Hakeem Olajuwon Fran Blinebury of the Houston Chronicle on Olajuwon's first days at the University of Houston, when he was still new to basketball: "Michael Young was a high-flying member of those Phi Slama Jama teams and marvels at how far Olajuwon ...

    Blog | September 05, 2008
  9. Mario Elie on Hakeem Olajuwon

    Henry Abbott

    The Dallas assistant coach is working hard today, helping the Mavericks prepare for next season. But Mario Elie's heart is in Massachusetts at the Basketball Hall of Fame, where his friend and former teammate Hakeem Olajuwon will be inducted today. E...

    Blog | September 05, 2008
  10. All Hail Kevin Willis

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin Willis joined the league in 1984. His draft class included guys who are now in front offices, on the bench, no longer close to their playing weight, or missing entirely from the NBA sphere: Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon, Charles Barkley, John...

    Blog | March 29, 2007
  11. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Roughly a decade into his NBA career, Jermaine O'Neal gets the whole "keep your hands up on defense thing" that my eighth grade coach harped on so much. And O'Neal learned it from an old Hakeem Olajuwon video. Just for fun, here are ten min...

    Blog | January 03, 2007
  12. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    CBA to San Jose players: hope you like North Dakota! Some things I learned from Thayer Evans in today's New York Times: Hakeem Olajuwon lives in Amman, Jordan and visits Houston every summer. (I'd be interested to read an article by someone who h...

    Blog | August 14, 2006
  13. Kobe Bryant Did Not Start the Tights Craze

    Henry Abbott

    Jerry Stackhouse was wearing them last year. And Hakeem Olajuwon wore them one-legged for circulation. This may seem like Kobe has been robbed of an honor, but this tight thing ain't so great....

    Blog | March 13, 2006
  14. Rosen Ranks the Centers

    Henry Abbott

    Charley Rosen at finishes ranking every position with his look at the centers. Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O'Neal, Wilt Chamberlain, George Mikan, Hakeem Olajuwon, Nate Thurmond, and Bill Walton made the cut, in that o...

    Blog | July 21, 2005