The countdown is on! We’re offering 84 facts on the ’84 Draft – one every hour — in advance of the June 9 premiere of “The84Draft” on NBA TV.
Name: Hakeem Olajuwon
Vitals: 7 feet, 225 pounds
Birthday: Jan. 21, 1963
Drafted in 1984: 1st overall by Houston Rockets
Draft fact: There is only one player to collect the NBA’s Most Valuable Player, Defensive Player of the Year and NBA Finals MVP in the same season … and he was also selected No. 1 at the 1984 NBA Draft. Hakeem Olajuwon accomplished this unseen feat in NBA history during the 1993-94 season as the Houston Rockets claimed the first of their two back-to-back NBA championships.
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