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


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.”