No. 6 – Olajuwon’s 5-by-5 feats


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Hakeem Olajuwon

For Hakeem Olajuwon, 5-by-5 games were a norm.

Name: Hakeem Olajuwon

Position: Center

Vitals: 7 feet, 225 pounds

Birthday: Jan. 21, 1963

College: Houston

Drafted in 1984: 1st overall by Houston Rockets

Draft fact: Olajuwon, the 1st selection in the 1984 Draft, has the most games in NBA history with a stat line of at least five points, rebounds, blocks, steals and assists in a game. Olajuwon performed that feat six times during his Hall of Fame career.

VIDEO: Hakeem Olajuwon records a 5-by-5 game in 1990

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  1. TToronto says:

    Andre Kirilenko achieved a 5 x 5 ironically, against Houston and later the Knicks.

  2. Couvreurl23 says:


    Olajuwon was the first player to record a five-by-five (he did this 6 times), but he’s not the only one.

    Here is the list (since 1985):
    Hakeem Olajuwon (6)
    David Robinson (1)
    Derrick Coleman (1)
    Vlade Divac (1)
    Jamaal Tinsley (1)
    Andrei Kirilenko (3, 2 in a row)
    Marcus Camby (1)
    Nicolas Batum (1)

  3. dgsd says:

    JAMAAL TINSLEY leaves his mark on history… MJ, LEBRON, Magic, Bird, Shaq, Kobe, TD, KG, CP3, blah blah blah, WHO CARES!?!?!?
    not only does Tinlsey get the 5×5, but he is 10 inches shorter than anyone else on the list. Amazing