NBA: Hakeem the Dream (1995)

Genres - Sports & Recreation  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Sports  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Ed Atkinson

This sports documentary examines the life and basketball career of Hakeem Olajuwon. The film briefly touches on Olajuwon's Nigerian heritage and then moves on to his recruitment and eventual signing to play basketball at the University of Houston. Olajuwon was an unusual recruit in that he had hardly ever played basketball until he reached college, but being over 7 feet tallt helped him eventually become one of the best centers to ever play the college game. After college, Olajuwon was drafted into the NBA, spending his career with the Houston Rockets, winning two championships and several personal awards. The film mainly consists of clips of Olajuwon's play and commentary from teammates, other players, coaches and sports writers.



athlete, basketball, career, NBA (National Basketball Association), sports, team