TAG: Hakeem Olajuwon

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

Shaq’s All-Time Starting Five Will Surprise You

Reebok Shaqnosis

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 »

NBA, NBA Draft, Video / Jun 28, 2013 / 10:25 am

Hakeem Olajuwon Surprises David Stern As He Calls His Final NBA Draft Pick

david stern

There was a lot to like about the NBA Draft last night. Tons of surprise picks and deals, a great environment in Brooklyn and an excellent signoff by NBA Commissioner David Stern made it one of the most memorable draft nights of our careers. [Check out which WWE personality reminds us most of David Stern]

It was Stern’s 30th NBA Draft, and the fans made it memorable, booing him sarcastically with more fervor than ever before, to send him off in style. Check out Stern’s last draft pick and the Hakeem Olajuwon retro surprise that was waiting for him. Very cool: Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft, Style - Kicks and Gear / Jun 27, 2013 / 2:30 pm

The 10 Biggest Wardrobe Fails in NBA Draft History

Jalen Rose

Every year on NBA Draft night, the players invited to the green room dress to impress for their Kodak moment. While none of these guys strive to embarrass themselves on their special night, there have been a handful over the years that have made embarrassing wardrobe decisions. Read More »

NBA, Smack / May 15, 2013 / 12:17 am

Andre Drummond Plans To Work With Hakeem Olajuwon This Year

Andre Drummond

Andre Drummond (photo. adidas)

Andre Drummond, a 19-year-old center who defied the odds and miraculously became one of the most effective rookies this year, plans to work with Hakeem Olajuwon this summer. Drummond took about a two-week break after the season, according to The Detroit Free Press, and is now back in the gym getting ready for next season. Read More »

College / Apr 3, 2013 / 12:00 pm

The Top 10 Final Four Games In NCAA History

Larry Johnson

We’re only a few days away from one of the best weekends in college basketball. With Louisville, Michigan, Wichita State and Syracuse set to go to battle this weekend, expect to hear a whole lot of Cinderella, zone defense and Trey Burke talk. It’s inevitable. Hopefully, the games live up to the billing. But in all likelihood, none of them will make this list. Read More »

NBA / Dec 5, 2012 / 11:30 am

The Top 10 NBA Player Rivalries Of All Time

Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant

In all sports the basic concept is to beat your opposition. You never want to lose a game to anyone, but when your rival beats you there’s a different feel. When your rival beats you, there’s suddenly an everlasting second wind about you. When your rival beats you it feels like the whole world is laughing at you in shame. Read More »

Smack / Sep 16, 2012 / 1:12 am

LeBron Can Get Better; Dwight Howard Will Miss Start Of Camp

LeBron James

LeBron James (photo. Nike Basketball)

Dwyane Wade is full of pride. He’s one of the few cats who could stand up to David Stern, call him out for being a condescending chump, and we wouldn’t be surprised (and he actually did this during the lockout). He’s been a great player for a long time, and he knows it. We had an argument about Wade on Twitter last week when a follower tried to say D-Wade was never considered the best player in the world, or at least was in the conversation. Um, they must’ve not been basketball fans in 2006. There were NBA fans everywhere who were ready to annoint Wade as the best in the game. Outside of his style choices, Wade has the accomplishments and the resume to be extra impressed with himself. Read More »

NBA, Video / Aug 23, 2012 / 10:30 am

Video: Amar’e Stoudemire Learns From Hakeem Olajuwon

Amar'e Stoudemire, Hakeem Olajuwon

It’s been a few weeks since word first surfaced that Amar’e Stoudemire was visiting Hakeem Olajuwon so he could learn the intricacies of the post game. We’ve shown you video before, but this takes you even closer. It’s amazing to see the athleticism The Dream had – and still does to a degree even though he’s going to be 50 in January. Read More »

NBA, Video / Aug 17, 2012 / 5:00 pm

The Top 10 Videos Of The NBA Offseason

It feels like the NBA offseason has flown by, with the Dwight Howard trade drama and Jeremy Lin‘s departure eating up a large chunk of the conversation. But training camp is just around the corner and we can’t wait to stop talking about Vanessa Bryant. But before we move forward with 2012-2013, let’s look back at the best videos from the 2012 offseason. Read More »

NBA / Aug 16, 2012 / 4:00 pm

Amar’e Stoudemire Is Changing His Whole Game This Summer

Amar'e Stoudemire

Amar'e Stoudemire

Amar’e Stoudemire is making an investment into being not just a better player, but a wholly different one. He’s dumping the flight-oriented highlights for low-post spins and drop-steps because, frankly, he has to. It isn’t that his style of play was bad, it’s that it was bad for his knees. And for that, he is going to Hakeem Olajuwon. But will it work, or is it too late? Read More »