Remember when Hakeem Olajuwon posted a quadruple-double?

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — One of the most exciting players in the NBA this season has been New Orleans big man Anthony Davis, who has one of the most versatile games the NBA has seen in years. Davis may be able to do many different things, but one thing he hasn’t done — yet, at least — is post a quadruple-double: racking up double figures in points, rebounds, assists and blocks or steals in the same game.

This is has only happened four times in the NBA since the league began tracking blocks and steals in 1973. Twenty-five years ago tomorrow, one of those instances happened, when Houston’s Hakeem Olajuwon went for 18 points, 16 rebounds, 10 assists and 11 blocks against the Milwaukee Bucks. How dominant was Hakeem back then? Earlier that month, he had a game with 29 points, 18 boards, 11 blocks and 9 assists.

So while Hakeem’s old Houston Rockets franchise plays a national TV game tomorrow against the Washington Wizards (12:30 p.m. EST on ABC), and we can watch Dwight Howard and Marcin Gortat man the middle for these teams, but check out these highlights of Hakeem dominating twenty-five years ago…

VIDEO: Hakeem quadruple-double


  1. AltH85 says:


  2. Hakeem says:

    is the GOAT

  3. Kaz O. says:


  4. Rob says:

    Hakeem Olajuwon – the king of the big men.

    The most skilled, the most talented, the most dynamic, THE BEST!!

  5. Someone Else says:

    The real big man GOAT, not any of the hyped up big market guys. Hakeem was one of those very rare players who had no weakness in his game – ANYWHERE!

    • Da Truth says:

      How many turnovers did he have in that game? Might have a septuple double. His first 3 shots were all misses at the rim, which saturated his offensive rebounds. At least two of those blocks were goal-tends. Looks like the whole thing was staged to give the NBA the 3rd Quad Double ever.

  6. Carlos says:

    Amazing player. He is one of the Top3 Centers in NBA history.

  7. SHAQ says:

    im the GOAT!!! how many rings does Hakeem have?

  8. adam silver says:

    the dream is 4 real

  9. MrR says:

    Only thing wrong with that era was the lack of HD TV

  10. Nore says:

    Back then when the Game was still physical…

    Most of the players today wouldn’t make those shots with that much contact.

    Kinda sad that the game got so soft.

  11. iluvlebronscok says:

    wouldnt beat lebron