HoopsHype Hakeem Olajuwon rumors

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While fasting and having taken on no fluids for more than 12 hours ahead of game time, when tip-off arrived, his statistics would go up rather than down. In February 1995, he was named NBA Player of the Month, despite Ramadan having started on February 1. In a 1997 report, the New York Times described a fasting Olajuwon as "depleted" and "dominant" in a match against Jordan's Chicago Bulls. "I always felt bad for him," Robert Horry, a teammate of Olajuwon's from 1992 to 1996, said recently. "I don't mean for that to come across wrong, but when you are playing an NBA game, you gotta have massive reserves of energy. "There are 48 minutes to a game and for you to play 42 minutes of that 48 and not even be able to take a sip of water, that is just phenomenal." The National Newspaper

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Stoudemire will not return to the Olajuwon camp in Houston to work on his post moves again this month as had been planned, The Post has learned. Stoudemire had planned to return to Texas to refine the post moves he learned last summer. That Olajuwon is about to be named to the Rockets staff as instructor for Dwight Howard and Omar Asik is not a factor in Stoudemire not attending. According to a Rockets source, Houston is allowing Olajuwon to fulfill any of his prior commitments with opposing players this month before he exclusively works with Rockets big men. Hence, Stoudemire might never work with Olajuwon again. New York Post

Knicks coach Mike Woodson said last month the plan was for Stoudemire this summer, but he never said Stoudemire wouldn’t make it to Olajuwon’s camp. It was Woodson’s idea last summer for Stoudemire to add a low- post element and work with the coach’s former Houston teammate. Stoudemire has been touring Israel since mid-July, exploring his Jewish roots after coaching Canada in the Maccabiah Games . “The main thing with Amar’e is we need him to rest,’’ Woodson said at the Las Vegas summer league. “Last summer, he put in a lot of time. He had some bad luck because he worked his butt off last summer. This summer we’ll rest him and make our push to get him ready for vet camp.” New York Post

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Joakim Noah has expressed interest in working out with Hakeem for few years. What's expected when does this summer: “Hakeem can absolutely help him,’’ said Frank Rutherford, who coordinates workouts for Olajuwon and said Noah will work out with Olajuwon this summer in Houston. “He can increase his scoring production and his defense, without a question.’’ Sulia

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