Hakeem Olajuwon and the Rockets beefed so hard he almost left Houston before they ever got a ring

08 Th11, 2020
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When’s the best time to ask your boss for a $15 million contract extension? For most of us, never. For Hakeem Olajuwon, it was the winter of 1992. Sure, the Rockets weren’t doing so hot and had just fired coach Don Chaney, but Hakeem was making less than the league’s other elite centers, so what’s the harm in asking? Beef? Is beef the harm in asking?
First, owner Charlie Thomas and GM Steve Patterson refused to negotiate with him. Then Olajuwon strained his hamstring, and the Rockets brass was like ,“Oh yeah right, you’re not hurt, you’re just refusing to play until we negotiate your contract.” They suspended Olajuwon and took to the press with their fake-injury allegations.
Hakeem fired back in the press, really going after Thomas and Patterson’s intelligence. The word “stupid” was used quite a bit. Oh, and he also demanded a trade.
The 92-93 season rolled around and Hakeem did not get traded, though he did eventually land a contract on par with David Robinson and Patrick Ewing. Despite the ugly months, Hakeem managed to find happiness with Houston,-- it helped that ownership and GMs changed. And best of all might be Olajuwon and the Rockets took home two, that's right TWO, subsequent championships.
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      Jeffrey DeLoyeJeffrey DeLoye4 tháng trước
    • This is another example of why I call Olajuwon the greatest basketball player of all time. Nobody had to do as much as Olajuwon to get what he got and he dominated in the toughest era in basketball history

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  • "A stroke of luck that Houston got Olajuwon." like the Knicks had a "stroke of luck" getting Patrick Ewing.

    Kharmatos13Kharmatos13Tháng trước
  • How anyone could deny an extension to one of the most skilled big men EVER to play the game is ludicrous.

    Milton GarciaMilton GarciaTháng trước

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  • Boy you gotta be stupid to not give olajuwon what he wants

    KC BatistaKC BatistaTháng trước
  • Not to self dont piss off one of the best 5 centers of all time and good things will happen

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  • This one was so boring, it almost put me back to sleep. 😴😴😴

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  • Hakeem did not convert to Islam,. He had always been Muslim firm generations of Muslims. He just rededicated himself to his religion,

    Ron JosephRon Joseph2 tháng trước
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    Jacabo BlancoJacabo Blanco2 tháng trước
  • Gotta love a happy ending to a beef video, now on to see how the Rockets collapsed after the repeat.

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  • She called herself beautiful. The confidence!!!

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  • clara is becoming one of my favourite narrators she’s dope

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    Inderdeep SinghInderdeep Singh2 tháng trước
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    Gabe WGabe W2 tháng trước
    • Exactly

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  • "in a stroke of luck"

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    Kolton JacobsKolton Jacobs2 tháng trước
  • Well, Basketball Guys weren't *that* enamored of Steve Patterson, after he'd left. Most of us were saying, "Good Riddance".

    edl2ndedl2nd3 tháng trước
  • James Harden learned from Olajuwon on how to deal with the Rockets

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    Gurus CartoonGurus Cartoon3 tháng trước
  • It’s always the penny pinching owners who lose out in the end. Sold the franchise for less than a player contract today.

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  • Talking about alternate universe, now I want to look for a video What if Hakeem was traded, which team would have got him and so on.

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  • The problem was with the Rockets organization, not with Hakeem

    Sam NYBSam NYB3 tháng trước
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  • They got a ring cause Jordan was retired. Rockets couldn’t get past him. Hakeem doesn’t win a ring if it wasn’t for that. Rockets was always a legit team just not good enough. Kinda like the raptors with bron in the East had to wait till he went west with the rookies to win something.

    Peopleare StupidPeopleare Stupid4 tháng trước
  • I’ll never side with owners on contract matters.

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    Ryan OSRSRyan OSRS4 tháng trước
  • You’re telling me Charlie Thomas paid Hakeem $30 million dollars and sold the franchise for only $85 million?

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  • Daddy’s boy Patterson calling Hakeem a “fat cat” was too much. The way these teams treat their players - the ones most responsible for success - is so gross.

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  • Olajuwon is the reason I watch basketball 🤘🚀

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