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Hakeem Olajuwon

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Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon (; Yoruba: [olaɟuwɔ̃]; born January 21, 1963), nicknamed "the Dream", is a Nigerian-American former professional basketball player. From 1984 to 2002, he played center in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Houston Rockets and, in his last season, the Toronto Raptors. He led the Rockets to back-to-back NBA championships in 1994 and 1995. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hakeem Olajuwon has received more than 7,757,059 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Hakeem Olajuwon is the 26th most popular basketball player (down from 23rd in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Nigeria (down from 9th in 2019) and the most popular Nigerian Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, Hakeem Olajuwon ranks 26 out of 1,268Before him are Arvydas Sabonis, Uljana Semjonova, Bob Cousy, Dražen Dalipagić, Sergei Belov, and Elgin Baylor. After him are John Stockton, Mirza Delibašić, Sam Jones, John Havlicek, George Mikan, and Derrick Rose.

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Among people born in 1963, Hakeem Olajuwon ranks 80Before him are Jason Newsted, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Vladimir Petković, Junji Ito, Roberto Donadoni, and David Yates. After him are Mikkey Dee, Kai Hansen, Coolio, Mike Pompeo, May-Britt Moser, and David Moyes.

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Among people born in Nigeria, Hakeem Olajuwon ranks 10 out of 236Before him are Dr. Alban (1957), Chinua Achebe (1930), Fela Kuti (1938), Sade (1959), Usman dan Fodio (1754), and Olaudah Equiano (1745). After him are Olusegun Obasanjo (1937), Jay-Jay Okocha (1973), Ken Saro-Wiwa (1941), Tony Allen (1940), Sani Abacha (1943), and Francis Arinze (1932).


Among basketball players born in Nigeria, Hakeem Olajuwon ranks 1After him are Michael Olowokandi (1975) and Festus Ezeli (1989).

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