Houston Rockets retro: Hakeem in the Twitter era

If you frequent this page, you don’t need to be convinced of Hakeem Olajuwon’s greatness. He was, without a doubt, the most versatile big man in basketball history. He was dominant defensively and had an arsenal of moves unthinkable for a man of his size. His production resulted in two titles for the city of Houston.

But I’m wondering how he’d be viewed in today’s game. This is not in reference solely to his legacy although I do believe he is one of the most underrated greats of all time. I’m thinking about just how much of a complete phenomenon Dream would be on social media – his game was almost made to be played back on loop on thousands of Twitter feeds across the country.

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