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: Hakeem Olajuwon, the first player selected in the 1984 Draft, has posted two of the NBA’s five quadruple-doubles. In each of those quadruple-doubles, he had 11 blocks each time.
VIDEO: Hakeem Olajuwon swats 11 shots against the Warriors in 1986
We’re just 11 hours away from “The84Draft” on NBA TV! Tune in for the captivating story on one of the NBA’s most talent-filled and unique classes ever.