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Hakeem Olajuwon Blocks Number 3500

Hakeem Olajuwon LA Gear

Today in Sneaker History, Hakeen Olajuwon blocked his 3,500th shot against the Denver Nuggets. Hakeem may be remembered for his Ricky Bobby-like shake and bake on the block but it was blocked shots that really proved that he woke up and pissed excellence. Olajuwon finished his career with 3,830 blocked shots in his career. Although The Dream may be most known for his Etonic and Spalding sneaker deals, he also dipped into the pockets of LA Gear for a short time. But even as the game’s greatest shot blocker, those young punks still get the best of you sometimes…

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