Hakeem Olajuwon Quotes

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Hakeem Olajuwon Quotes

Ive now been in this country for thirteen years, since I was seventeen. So this is my second home.
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God comes first. Paradise is not cheap.

— Hakeem Olajuwon

Allah says in the Qur'an not to despise one another. So the criterion in Islam is not color or social status. It's who is most righteous. If I go to a mosque - and I'm a basketball player with money and prestige - if I go to a mosque and see an imam, I feel inferior. He's better than me. It's about knowledge.

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I was successful materially, but I know life is much more than worldly success. I saw all these blessings God had given me. The way to give thanks is obedience to God.

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My type of basketball is about how to create space, how to maneuver, how to get your shot off.

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I always keep a ball in the car. You never know.

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Being from Africa is the best thing that could have ever, ever happened to me. I cannot see it any other way. All of my fundamental principles that were instilled in me in my home, from my childhood, are still with me.

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When I look at the system here and look at my position - not just as a basketball player, but when I look around me at the values of the people and the culture and compare them with the values of where I came from - I feel so blessed to be from Africa.

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I'm shy, but sometimes my voice is so clear and strong. Your tongue moves, and the Arabic language is so beautiful.

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I remember at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Shaq always wanted me to show him steps over and over.

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My background playing soccer gave me a natural advantage over many of the American-born players.

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I don't think Michael had to retire for us to get the spotlight, because when you win, it commands attention.

— Hakeem Olajuwon

When people start comparing him with (Michael) Jordan then that's not a fair comparison. Jordan was a far more superior player in a very tough league, he was very creative. That's not taking away anything from LeBron because he is a great player, but it is not a fair comparison because Jordan is a far superior player.

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The most important thing in a person's life is his faith and how he translates his faith into practical deeds.

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