Hakeem Olajuwon

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  • The Huston Rockets Back-to-Back Championships Essay

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    “Keep moving the ball around and dump it inside to Hakeem.” – Rudy Tomjanovich Sounds pretty easy right. Wrong. While Hakeem Olajuwon was one the most dominating centers that the NBA has ever seen, the defense usually didn’t let him get easy buckets inside the paint. Or at least try not too. The offense that coach Tomjanovich used during the Houston Rockets back-to-back championships relied heavily on Hakeem’s post skills and the ability of their outside shooters to knock down wide open looks

  • Why Athletes Are Good Role Models

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    Why Athletes Are Good Role Models Ever since the ancient years, we have admired athletes and the hard work that they do to achieve their goal of winning. We idolize them and wish we were more like them. What happens though when the realization sinks in that they are human too and that some of them do get greedy and selfish? A lot of athletes are model citizens that you should really look up to, but there are also some bad apples in the bunch that ruin it for everyone. Athletes can inspire

  • Michael Jordan Essay On Basketball

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    Michael Jordan was a great basketball player, but he was not the best athlete of all time. He played two professional sports, he played baseball and basketball, and he was great at basketball but not so great at baseball. Michael was a really famous athlete and he was among the best, but he was not the best. There are a lot of great athletes in all sports such as basketball, baseball, football, etc. When you hear about players in some of the sports, names such as Michael Jordan, Babe Ruth, and Tom

  • Jim Valvano: The Best Basketball Player

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    I grew up in rural North Carolina. From the day I was born I bleed NC State red. My father, a graduate of NC State taught me how to be a Wolfpack fan. I have heard the story of the 1983 miracle season many times. I have been to countless Wolfpack games. This is my take on that miraculous run of 1983. The day was March 27, 1980 and NC State had just hired a new basketball coach. He was a fiery Italian from Queens New York named Jim Valvano. He had previously coached at Iona College in Rochelle

  • When you think of the greatest NBA players ever, who do you think of? Most likely you thought of

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    Jordan felt it was the right time to leave UNC and enter himself into the NBA draft (McCormick 17). It is known as the worst NBA draft pick in history when the Portland Trail Blazers selected Sam Bowie for the first overall pick. Next to go was Hakeem Olajuwon, who actually turned out and ended up becoming a hall of

  • Houston Bully Research Paper

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    At last week’s match against the New Orleans Pelicans, where the Houston Rockets won 100:95, two Houston Community College students were shadowing Rockets employees on a game day at the Toyota Center. The Houston Community College is an educational partner of the Houston Rockets. Although not everyone is needed on the court, there are many more things to do on a game day from security, concessions, cameramen and journalists, dancers and performers and among many others, promoters. The HCC students

  • Mudiay: A Short Story

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    Emmanuel Mudiay looked up at the scoreboard and there was only three seconds left. They trailed by two points to the former state champions, St.Vincent Irish, who were led by their star freshman LeRoyal King. Mudiay then got the ball from the inbounds pass and tossed up a prayer, hoping to pull the upset on the Irish. As he fell down to the ground, he heard only the sound that mattered, a swish. Mudiay then looked back to the scoreboard and the score was now 71-70 and he was being carried off the

  • Michael Jordan's Accomplishments And Career

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    Why are we so fascinated with Michael Jordan and his accomplishments and career? What is it that Michael Jordan is trying to tell us in his short, but amazing, commercial? Most of America idolize this individual, Michael Jordan. We ask ourselves, how has one individual accomplished so much and come so far from pretty much nothing. In this short “Maybe” video we find a lot of our questions have been answered. While watching this video, for the first time, I was blown away with all that he states

  • Essay about Why Athletes are Good Role Models

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    Why Athletes are Good Role Models Ever since the ancient years, we have admired athletes and the hard work that they do to achieve their goal of winning. We idolize them and wish we were more like them. What happens though when the realization sinks in that they are human too and that some of them do get greedy and selfish? A lot of athletes are model citizens that you should really look up to, but there are also some bad apples in the bunch that ruin it for everyone. Athletes can

  • Dirk Nowitzki Is Better Than Hakee

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    Why Dirk Nowitzki is Better Than Hakeem Olajuwon Rockets fans just love bringing up their hay days with Hakeem “The Flyswatter” Olajuwon whenever a Mavs v. Rockets debate is started, but that discussion ends here. Dirk Nowitzki is, and always will be, the superior player to Hakeem, and here is why. Let’s just take a quick look at the career stat lines of the two players. Now, let’s also not forget that Dirk’s career still has several more years in it, so his numbers still have room to grow. Dirk

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