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52 Year Old Hakeem Olajuwon Brings Out the Dream Shake In NBA Africa Game, Vucevic Honored To Be Scored On

Published on August 1st, 2015 by Astramskas, David | 2,777 views

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Every summer, NBA players call on the expertise of arguably the most skilled big man ever – Hakeem “The Dream” Olajuwon – to enhance their post-up and offensive game.  But unlike most NBA vets and experts pushing 50 with 50+ extra pounds since their playing days, the 2 x NBA Champion can lace up the sneakers, get on the court and still pull off his trademark moves: the shake, the spin, the fadeaway.

On Saturday, during the inaugural NBA Africa game in Johannesburg, Hakeem – the first African born player in the league – and Dikembe Mutombo came out of retirement and made a surprise appearance to play in the historic game.

If that wasn’t epic enough, Hakeem even pulled out the Dream Shake on Orlando’s Nik Vucevic.

“I made the move, I made the shot, it went in,” said Olajuwon. “I missed my first shot and was happy to make the next one. And I was really happy to participate.”

Despite getting scored on, Vucevic was so happy about the experience he tweeted about the honor.




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David Astramskas,

Aka VincentDa & RedApples fka Expiredpineapples. My alter-ego is a digital-marketing guy in Houston. Won editing awards & created obsolete flash websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs, sports memorabilia & toys. Father of 2 daughters that are more athletic and popular on YouTube.



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