* 2x NBA Champion (1994, 1995)
* 1x NBA MVP (1994)
* 12x All-Star (1985-1990, 1992-1997)
* 2x Finals MVP (1994-1995)
* 2x NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1993-1994)
* 6x All-NBA First Team Selection (1987-1989, 1993-1994, 1997)
* 3x All-NBA Second Team Selection (1986, 1990, 1996)
* 3x All-NBA Third Team Selection (1991, 1995, 1999)
* 5x NBA All-Defensive First Team Selection (1987-1988, 1990, 1993-1994)
* 4x NBA All-Defensive Second Team Selection (1985, 1991, 1996-1997)
* 1985 NBA All-Rookie Team
* NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
Points 26,946 (9th), 21.8/game
Rebound 13,747 (12th), 11.1/game
Blocks 3,830 (1st), 3.1/game
Steals 2,162 (8th), 1.7/game
Hakeem "The Dream" Olajuwon was brought to America at the age of 18 to join the University of Houston basketball team. What many don't know is that Olajuwon had practically played every sport in his hometown in Nigeria and excelled, except for basketball, which he hadn't picked up until the age of 16.
Olajuwon was drafted onto a Rockets team that won just 29 games the previous season, he along with the help of Ralph Sampson forming the twin-towers turned the Rockets into a 47 win playoff team. In just Olajuwon's second NBA season, he led the team to the NBA finals, upsetting the defending championships, The Los Angeles Lakers.
Throughout Olajuwon's prime, the Rockets organization was noted to be very mediocre, which often frustrated Olajuwon as they wouldn't find him a true supporting cast. And even then, Olajuwon succeeded. He utilized his supporting cast that had no other all-star caliber player to perfection as he led them to an NBA championship in 1994. While until this day, his historical season still remains epic, as he was statistically and physically dominant, and was the only player in league history to ever win a Finals MVP, an NBA Championship, a league MVP, and the Defensive Player of the Year award all in the same season.
Olajuwon throughout his career accomplished many feats, including being one of only 5 players to ever record a quadruple-double. The number 7 spot was down to Shaq or Dream for me, I picked Olajuwon due to his two-way dominance on both the offensive and defensive end, while having little support and simply winning.