Hakeem Olajuwon, along with Nate Thurmond, Alvin Robertson, and David Robinson, are the only 4 players to have a quadruple-double in the NBA.
Hakeem Olajuwon was a named to an All-Star game 12 times in his career.
Hakeem Olajuwon's nickname is "Hakeem the Dream".
Hakeem Olajuwon was on the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team in 1997.
Hakeem Olajuwon won both the NBA Season MVP and Finals MVP in 1994. He also won the Finals MVP in 1995.
Hakeem Olajuwon is a two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year winner, he won it in 1993 and 1994.
Hakeem Olajuwon played for the Houston Rockets from 1984-2001, and the Toronto Raptors in 2001-2002.
Hakeem Olajuwon was drafted in the 1st round, 1st pick overall by the Houston Rockets in the 1984 NBA Draft.
Hakeem Olajuwon played college basketball at the University of Houston.
Hakeem Olajuwon stands 7 feet tall, and weighs 240 pounds.
Hakeem Olajuwon's primary position is playing center.
Bill Russell, Hakeem Olajuwon, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O'Neal, and Wilt Chamberlain are considered the five greatest NBA centers ever.
Hakeem Olajuwon: My background playing soccer gave me a natural advantage over many of the American-born players.
Hakeem Olajuwon: All I know is I'm saying this, and somebody's going to read it and say I'm a male chauvinist. That's not the case. It is just different with men and boys with women. It's like raising your kids. Boys are more stubborn. As good, as strong as a mother is, sometimes it takes the father to step in. Oh boy, I can see it now: 'Hakeem is a male chauvinist.' That is not the case.
Hakeem Olajuwon: When I watch NBA games now on TV, what I see the most are opportunities for the big men that they are not taking advantage of. That's what I told Tim Duncan when I saw him this year at the Finals in San Antonio. When you go into the lane and they take away the jump hook, just reverse pivot. The baseline is there.
Hakeem Olajuwon: I remember at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Shaq always wanted me to show him steps over and over.
Hakeem Olajuwon: I always keep a ball in the car. You never know.
Hakeem Olajuwon: Basketball is in my blood. It is my obligation to try.