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Pro Hoops History HOF: Hakeem Olajuwon

Befitting a man of a thousand moves, Hakeem Olajuwon has no definitive image, but definitive motions. The nimble footwork he picked up as a soccer player paid enormous dividends on the basketball court. He had a fluidity that defied any

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Dikembe Mutombo

A usually gregarious and affable man, Dikembe Mutombo was as rude a host imaginable in the NBA. He was thoroughly unwelcoming to anyone who would attempt to come into his house. Penetrating guards, sky-walking forwards, and hulking centers were equally

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Yao Ming

Yao Ming’s story is one of titanic possibilities. He was to be the star player to crack open China’s immense market, which would boost the NBA’s profits. The Chinese government viewed as the home grown hero to place China on

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Moses Malone

As the 1980s dawned in the NBA, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird are credited with revitalizing the league. This assertion, while surely true in many regards, obscures who the most dominant player in the NBA was when those two rookies

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Clyde Drexler

To pull out an old, cliched writing trick… Webster’s Dictionary defines “glide” as the following: : to move smoothly, continuously, and effortlessly : to go or pass imperceptibly It’s a term that connotes ease, that signifies freedom from agitation. Clyde Drexler as

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Elvin Hayes

The Big E is the only player in NBA history to have played 50,000 minutes. Oh sure, three other players have played more minutes than that, but none have played exactly 50,000 minutes like Elvin. That kind of monumental memorability

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The Lowdown: Billy Paultz

Years Active: 1971 – 1985 Career Stats: 11.7 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.5 bpg, 0.5 spg, 49.7% FG, 69.0% FT Accolades: 3x ABA All-Star (1973, ’75-’76), ABA Champion (1974) In a 1972 game against the Squires, [Paultz] hit his

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