Hakeem Olajuwon is a former basketball player. Olajuwon appeared as the centre position player for Houston Rocket in NBA from 1984 to 2002. He also helped the Rockets for the continuous victory of NBA in 1994 and 1995. After, he honors with the Basketball Hall of Fame and also considered as the best centre player in the game. He was given nicknamed The Dream while considering his basketball career. Now let’s have a close look on the net worth of Hakeem Olajuwon in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon was born on January 21, 1963, in Lagos Nigeria. He travels long to reach to the University of Houston where he practices football under the guidance of Guy Lewis as head coach. His college team played on different trips and also went to Final Four. At the time of his college, he played as the goalkeeper of soccer. His interest in basketball rose from that time only and started playing after completing 17 years.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Hakeem has started his career while playing for the University of Houston under Guy Lewis coach. He didn’t have more chances while playing there and requested by one of the coach’s friend to hire him. His appearance in the game happens while wearing redshirt and appears in NCAA championship in 1981. The team was eliminated after reaching to the top four teams in the NCAA match held on North Carolina Tar Heels.
After, he was selected for the professional career and played the Rookie season where they won the 2983 season. In his rookie season, he has made 20.6 points and 2.68 blocks while he has 11.9 rebounds. His team also defeated Los Angeles Lakers in Western Conference Finals while scoring 51. He also won the fairly series and received victory in four games to one and came up in the Sports Illustrated cover.
In 1987 season, he started playing for Golden State Warriors and continued playing for several years of the contract. He started his training under the coach Don Chaney who helped him to be more perfect in his game. In the next season, he scored for the Rockets and won the season with 45-37. He also played the 1989-90 season with Rockets but made them disappointment with his performance. The season came to an end while playing the season with a record of .500 at 41-41 and eliminated by Los Angeles. He received the NBA rebounding crown for his performance and also led the league with 4.6 blocks per game.
Net Worth & Earnings
Hakeem Olajuwon has the total net worth of around $220 million. He has been one of the most expensive players in the NBA and received a million dollars contract for the single season. Most of his earnings generated while playing for the Rockets and also starred for a year with other teams. He also has an expensive car with the huge house of a million dollars.
Olajuwon has been known as the best center player of the history of basketball. His interest in games allows him to play for the national team. He started playing football for the school team and didn’t make any interest in basketball for 17 years. Later, he has been considered for the best players of Basketball.