Isaiah Thomas or Hakeem Olajuwon?

Isaiah Thomas or Hakeem Olajuwon?

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Hakeem Olajuwon
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Isaiah Thomas or Hakeem Olajuwon?

Postby 1987_Lakers on Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:10 pm

who do u think is Greater?
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Postby KRC18 on Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:15 pm

Hakeem Olajuwon
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Postby Heavier Than Heaven on Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:26 pm

Akeem owns him.


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Postby Weezy on Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:36 pm

Isaiah may be a horrible GM but he was an incredible player, especialy for his height. That game where he got hurt againt the Lakers and kept playing, basicaly on one leg was one of the most incredible performances ever. I love Hakeem, and I won't take anything away from him, they were both great. They were both great, but Hakeem had height on his side and Isaiah didn't and he still was great.
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Postby eNlight on Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:48 pm

jordan or shaq?

kind of hard to pick and choose you know meng?
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Postby KB24 on Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:16 am

KRC18 wrote:Hakeem Olajuwon
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Postby Paul on Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:57 am

eNlight wrote:jordan or shaq?

Jordan, i dont even have to think about it.
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Postby MiKEJaY on Tue Aug 15, 2006 4:06 am

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Postby c.Lin on Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:04 am

Name me another center who is top 10 all-time in STEALS. Hell, top 30. The next closest center is David Robinson at #40. The Dream stands at #7 all-time. Not only that, he is #1 all-time in blocks.

Isiah was an amazing, amazing player, but Dream is probably the most versatile center to ever play the game. He did literally everything on the floor. I gotta roll with Hakeem Olajuwon.
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Postby strikemode14 on Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:35 am

This is a post of mines from an earlier topic listing Hakeem's acoomplishments



1 of 8 players with 20,000 pts and 12,000 rebs, all time in blocks 3830 which shocked me to be honest, 7th on all time scoring list and 9th on minutes played, was the first player to get 2,000 blocks and 2,000 stls. :man4: for a big man that is impressive. Plus to top it off was the pioneer of the new age center. He can attack you inside and can attack you from the perimeter including 3 pt land. Plus has taken his team singlehanely winning two nba titles.


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Postby d.James on Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:44 am

It would be easier to answer which one of my (yet to be born) children do I love more. It's just a very tough question.

Pound for pound, Isiah Thomas was the toughest SOB on the planet. And he was a tough SOB who cared more about winning than his numbers. That's why he'll explode for 25 points in a quarter (13 on one leg), 16 points in 94 seconds, 14 points in the fourth against Portland - it all happened in the postseason. He was a street baller who learned to harnass his game, realizing deception is the most potent weapon in strategy. He learned to unleash himself at the right time. This is made all the more important watching the players that have followed in his wake, hoping to be Thomas - Rafer Alston, Stephon Marbury, Allen Iverson, and Damon Stoudamire.

Hakeem was footwork. He was not an exceptionally gifted basketball player. He had none of the skill that Thomas had to possess to remain in the upper echelon of players in the NBA. He relied more on his athletic ability, especially early in his career. But as time moved on (1992-1997), he learned the art of basketball footwork and it made him next to unstoppable.

With a gun to my head, having to choose one, I have to go with Thomas. Maybe it's because I was able to see him play more, but he was able to just grab an opponent by the short hairs and win a game. He did things that physically he shouldn't have been able to do.

Now, if I had to choose them in their prime to play in this era, I would want to see Hakeem because I think his dominance over the centers and power forwards in this game would be unmatched. Even Shaq and Tim Duncan. He's the type of big man that could survive in this era where the rule are so rigid. Players that try to be Thomas are a dime a dozen right now.

But in their era, playing against the teams of their time, I take Thomas over Olajuwon...with a gun to my head. In the immortal words of the clueless friend, Joey, "put your hands together." Now that is a team I would kill to see.
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Postby c.Lin on Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:06 am

Great post James. I was wondering if you were going to make your presence known in this thread considering it had to do with who I believe is your favorite player. Isiah was a warrior and a true leader.
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Postby d.James on Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:05 am

bndxclin wrote:Great post James. I was wondering if you were going to make your presence known in this thread considering it had to do with who I believe is your favorite player. Isiah was a warrior and a true leader.


Both make my top-ten of favorites, and if I were doing a list by position, both would head the top of their respective positions.
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Postby JbOi112 on Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:40 am

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Postby Satan on Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:25 pm

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Postby saint091 on Tue Aug 15, 2006 3:55 pm

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Postby d.James on Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:48 pm

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Isiah Thomas
19.2 points (18,822)
9.3 assists (9,061)
3.8 rebounds (3,478)
1.9 steals (1,861)
36.3 minutes (35,516)
13 seasons (979 games)

Milestones:
- 1982 TSN Rookie of the Year.
- 1985 Assist Champion (13.9 - 2nd highest in NBA history)
- 1984 and 1986 All-Star MVP
- 5-time All-NBA
- 1990 Finals MVP
- 12-time All-Star
- 111 Playoff Games (5 Conference Finals, 3 NBA Finals, and 2 Championships)
- One of 50 Greatest Players in NBA history.

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Hakeem Olajuwon
21.8 points (26,946)
11.1 rebounds (13,748)
3.1 blocks (3,830)
2.5 assists (3,058)
1.8 steals (2,162)
35.7 minutes (44,222)
18 seasons (1,238 games)

Milestones:
- 1989 Rebounding Champion (13.5)
- 1990 Rebounding Champion (14.0)
- 1990 Blocked Shots Champion (4.6)
- 1991 Blocked Shots Champion (3.9)
- 1993 Blocked Shots Champion (4.2)
- 1993 and 1994 Defensive Player of the Year.
- 1994 Most Valuable Player.
- 1994 and 1995 Finals MVP.
- 12-time All-Star.
- 12-time All-NBA.
- 8-time All-Defensive Team.
- 145 Playoff Games (4 Conference Finals, 3 NBA Finals, and 2 Championships).
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Postby Perfecto on Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:55 pm

im guessin d. james is the only person who voted for zeke :mhihi:
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Postby d.James on Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:02 pm

perfecto6893 wrote:im guessin d. james is the only person who voted for zeke :mhihi:


I didn't vote. :mhihi:
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Postby Weezy on Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:07 pm

I'm the guy who voted for Isaiah, didn't know everyone here was such an Hakeem fan. I'm not a fan of Thomas at all, but I did think he was a remarkable player so I voted for him. Not that I don't think Hakeem was great, just players with height have it easier, so I thought Thomas should ge the nod for doing all that while being small.
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Postby PeediSigel on Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:28 pm

Weezy wrote:I'm the guy who voted for Isaiah, didn't know everyone here was such an Hakeem fan. I'm not a fan of Thomas at all, but I did think he was a remarkable player so I voted for him. Not that I don't think Hakeem was great, just players with height have it easier, so I thought Thomas should ge the nod for doing all that while being small.


d.James wrote:It would be easier to answer which one of my (yet to be born) children do I love more. It's just a very tough question.

Pound for pound, Isiah Thomas was the toughest SOB on the planet. And he was a tough SOB who cared more about winning than his numbers. That's why he'll explode for 25 points in a quarter (13 on one leg), 16 points in 94 seconds, 14 points in the fourth against Portland - it all happened in the postseason. He was a street baller who learned to harnass his game, realizing deception is the most potent weapon in strategy. He learned to unleash himself at the right time. This is made all the more important watching the players that have followed in his wake, hoping to be Thomas - Rafer Alston, Stephon Marbury, Allen Iverson, and Damon Stoudamire.

Hakeem was footwork. He was not an exceptionally gifted basketball player. He had none of the skill that Thomas had to possess to remain in the upper echelon of players in the NBA. He relied more on his athletic ability, especially early in his career. But as time moved on (1992-1997), he learned the art of basketball footwork and it made him next to unstoppable.

With a gun to my head, having to choose one, I have to go with Thomas. Maybe it's because I was able to see him play more, but he was able to just grab an opponent by the short hairs and win a game. He did things that physically he shouldn't have been able to do.

Now, if I had to choose them in their prime to play in this era, I would want to see Hakeem because I think his dominance over the centers and power forwards in this game would be unmatched. Even Shaq and Tim Duncan. He's the type of big man that could survive in this era where the rule are so rigid. Players that try to be Thomas are a dime a dozen right now.

But in their era, playing against the teams of their time, I take Thomas over Olajuwon...with a gun to my head. In the immortal words of the clueless friend, Joey, "put your hands together." Now that is a team I would kill to see.


Hello all, first post on this site. I've been lurking for a hot one, and just happened to come across this thread, and saw these two gentlemen spitting that truth, and just HAD to give 'em props, thanks y'all! :beer:

I've been reading a lot online, and it seems a lotta folks think these two players aren't comparable, it's really irked me, so I think a bump is appropriate. I think that anyone that saw both players play, and payed attention to both of their careers, that these two are definitely comparable. I personally believe Thomas was the greater player, but I'd like to generate some more insight on this, and would love to hear what y'all think
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Re: Isaiah Thomas or Hakeem Olajuwon?

Postby Rooscooter on Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:52 pm

Wow... digging deep.... nearly 8 year old thread. :man4:

Welcome to the forum.

btw..... I think it's a lot closer than most think. I watched them both play and I'd say Hakeem was pretty dominant in the middle and late parts of his career but pretty inexperienced early. Isaiah was a top level player in every aspect from his first step on an NBA court until he stepped off for the last time.
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Re: Isaiah Thomas or Hakeem Olajuwon?

Postby S.R.05 on Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:47 am

weird bump...doesn't really seem like you were "looking for a hot one" since this is like 7.5 years old. anyways..

isaiah was an amazing player and i don't think he gets anywhere near enough credit for how good he was. but hakeem was on another level. i saw him live when i was just a youngin back in 95 and i was blown away. he's one of the best players i've ever seen regardless of position. i'd go with him
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