10 cool facts you probably didn't know about Hakeem Olajuwon

HOUSTON, Texas -- Hakeem Olajuwon is not only one of the greatest athletes in Houston history, but also the world. Here are 10 interesting facts you may not know about the Houston legend:

  1. Played 20 consecutive seasons in Houston between the University of Houston and the Houston Rockets.
  2. Has had great success in the Houston real estate market, with estimated profits of over $100 million.
  3. He is fluent in English, French, Arabic and the Nigerian languages of Yoruba and Ekiti.
  4. Hakeem's daughter, Abisola Olajuwon, played in the WNBA.
  5. He endorsed an inexpensive sneaker so low-income families could afford them.
  6. In 1994, he became the first player to be named NBA MVP, Defensive Player of the Year and NBA Finals MVP in the same year.
  7. Only NBA player to retire in the all-time top ten for blocks, scoring, rebounding, and steals.
  8. Throughout his career, he strictly observed Ramadan during the playing season.
  9. During his 18-year NBA career, earned more than $107 million in salary.
  10. Is one of four NBA players to have recorded a quadruple-double.

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