"He's a special kind of player. He hustles every second he's out there." -Clyde Drexler, Teammate "He's an extraordinary man. He's a sensitive, concerned human being . . . a true leader." -David Stern, NBA Commissioner
Hakeem Olajuwon is a very well known NBA player in the hall of fame. He played for the Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors from the year 1984-2002. He also won the defensive player of the year award two years in a row (1992-1993 and 1993-1994). His team also won the NBA Championship in 1994 and 1995. And in 1994, he won the defensive player of the year, MVP, and Finals MVP. He was the first player to ever win all those awards in the same year.