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.
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.