Hakeem Olajuwon mentored Dwight Howard on his post moves this past summer — see video. Hakeem “The Dream” Olajuwon, one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History and a two-time NBA Champion, was noted for his nifty footwork and post moves. His signature move was the “Dream Shake” and was next to impossible to defend.
Michael Jordan once said of Olajuwon, “If I had to pick a center [for an all-time best team], I would take Olajuwon. That leaves out Shaq, Patrick Ewing. It leaves out Wilt Chamberlain. It leaves out a lot of people. And the reason I would take Olajuwon is very simple: he is so versatile because of what he can give you from that position. It’s not just his scoring, not just his rebounding or not just his blocked shots. People don’t realize he was in the top seven in steals. He always made great decisions on the court. For all facets of the game, I have to give it to him.”
Read more about Olajuwon at NBA.com.