TAG: Hakeem Olajuwon

NBA, Video / Oct 23, 2013 / 1:45 pm

20 Craziest Fights In NBA History

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Gone are the days where two NBA teams who straight-up didn’t like each other could get together and elevate their rivalry with a brawl. Good riddance. Those who enjoy watching titans inflict pain on each other can find plenty of other vices to quench their thirst for violence. In fact, there are entire weekends devoted to it, with the college and professional rankings of football dedicated to humans crashing into each other and hoping they hurt their opponent as much as they want to hurt them. Read More »

NBA / Oct 3, 2013 / 1:45 pm

Dwight Howard Feels Like An “Even Bigger Villain” This Year But Vows To Change Perception By Winning

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Dwight Howard, Craig Sager, (photo. Instagram/houstonrockets)

New Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard has courted controversy for the last two summers. In the summer of 2012, it was all about what the Magic would do with their malcontent superstar. This past summer, it was where he would go in free agency. He turned down more money to stay with the Lakers and signed with the Rockets. He now feels like an “even bigger villain,” but he’s vowing to change that perception by bringing a title to Houston. Read More »

NBA / Sep 18, 2013 / 1:30 pm

Hakeem Olajuwon Working With Jeremy Lin On His Post Game

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We know Hakeem Olajuwon has become the Pai Mei of low-post mentorship. He helped LeBron James develop a low-post presence before he became an NBA champion, he’s helping Dwight Howard in Houston and he’d like a crack at helping Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin, too. But now he’s set his teaching sites on…Jeremy Lin? Read More »

NBA / Sep 17, 2013 / 1:15 pm

The 25 Best Duos In NBA History

Kevin Durant & Russell Westbrook

Kevin Durant & Russell Westbrook (photo. Rob Hammer)

It’s an almost impossible task for one man to carry a NBA team. We are seeing more and more players with unique skill-sets flock into the league each year, which is why some superstars are pairing up with one another. Over time, many superstar combos seamlessly gelled together. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Sep 10, 2013 / 11:15 am

Kevin Durant Is Up For Hakeem Olajuwon’s Post Training, But Blake Griffin Needs It More

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Kevin Durant (photo. Nike)

Recently, two-time NBA champion Hakeem Olajuwon gave an interview to NiceKicks.com on the re-release of his DR34M sneakers and high-end fashion line. He also said that Blake Griffin and Kevin Durant could benefit from some Dream training. When asked about the prospect while on his overseas promotional tour for Nike, Durant left open the possibility for a Dream – KD session. Read More »

NBA / Sep 6, 2013 / 12:30 am

Video: Hakeem Olajuwon Believes Blake Griffin & Kevin Durant Could Benefit From His Tutelage

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Two-time NBA champion and two-time NBA Finals MVP Hakeem Olajuwon has worked with some of the best players in the game today. While discussing the reintroduction of his DR34M signature shoe, Dream says Blake Griffin and Kevin Durant could use his help on their low-post game. Read More »

NBA / Aug 19, 2013 / 3:15 pm

The 30 Best Players Born Outside Of The States In NBA History

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki (photo. Nike Basketball)

The NBA is always loaded with incredible talent. Players come from all over the world, and the best part about the NBA’s diversity is that some of the best talent the league comes from many different countries. Dime thought it would be appropriate to rank some of the best talent born outside of the States in NBA history. Read More »

NBA, Video / Aug 6, 2013 / 11:41 pm

Video: LeBron James Works On His Spin Move With Hakeem Olajuwon Before His First Title

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Many accused LeBron James of failing to improve on his God-given talents after the Heat lost the 2011 NBA Finals to the Dallas Mavericks. So ‘Bron went out and worked on his game, including his low-post footwork, like he does in this video that’s surfaced showing a hungry, pre-title ‘Bron working on his spin move with Hakeem Olajuwon. Read More »

NBA / Aug 5, 2013 / 4:03 pm

Happy Birthday, Patrick Ewing! Why the Former Knicks Center Is Often Overlooked

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Contemporary fans tend to slight Patrick Ewing within the context of NBA history. While it’s true he was always finishing on the All-NBA 2nd Team behind his rivals, Hakeem Olajuwon and David Robinson, he deserves better from the pundits who deride his career as unrealized potential. As Ewing turns 51 today, it’s worth looking at his 17-year career, which is a study in consistent—and sometimes dominating—production. Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 10, 2013 / 1:00 pm

Shaq’s All-Time Starting Five Will Surprise You

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Reebok Shaqnosis (photo. Reebok)

Shaquille O’Neal stopped by Rucker Park last night to take in some of the action on the legendary Harlem court and talk about the upcoming re-release of his celebrated Reebok creation, the Shaqnosis. We also asked Shaq about his all-time starting five and his answer might give you a suprise. Read More »