Hakeem Olajuwon - age: 58

Hakeem Olajuwon

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ABOUT

NBA center who was named Finals MVP after leading the Houston Rockets to NBA Championships in 1994 and 1995. He was a 12-time NBA All-Star, 6-time All-NBA First Team selection and the 1994 NBA MVP.He was especially known for his defense, winning the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award twice, leading the NBA in blocks 3 times, and retiring with 3,830 career blocks.From 1995 to 1998 he was joined on the Houston Rockets by fellow Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler.

BEFORE FAME

He didn't play basketball until he was 15 years old.

PERSONAL LIFE

He married Dalia Asafi in 1996 as per an arranged marriage. They have three daughters named Abi, Aisha and Rahmah. Abi played college basketball at Oklahoma and spent two years in the WNBA with the Chicago Sky and Tulsa Shock.

Famous Quotes
Allah says in the Quran not to despise one another. So the criterion in Islam is not color or social status. Its who is most righteous. If I go to a mosque - and Im a basketball player with money and prestige - if I go to a mosque and see an imam, I feel inferior. Hes better than me. Its about knowledge.

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Basketball Player Hakeem Olajuwon were born on Monday, birthstone is Garnet, the seaon was Winter in the Chinese year of Rabbite, it is 19 days until Hakeem Olajuwon next birthday.

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