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Hakeem Olajuwon and Patrick Ewing toiled in the NBA for 19 combined seasons before reaching the Finals in 1994. They were upstaged on June 17 during Game 3, however, when NBC preempted Rockets-Knicks coverage to air police chasing O.J. Simpson down a Southern California freeway. (AP; John Biever/SI)

GALLERY: Memorable Moments of the NBA Finals

Hakeem Olajuwon and Patrick Ewing toiled in the NBA for 19 combined seasons before reaching the Finals in 1994. They were upstaged on June 17 during Game 3, however, when NBC preempted Rockets-Knicks coverage to air police chasing O.J. Simpson down a Southern California freeway. (AP; John Biever/SI)
GALLERY: Memorable Moments of the NBA Finals

Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon talk on the court during Game 2 of the 1995 NBA Finals. Olajuwon celebrates his 50th birthday on Monday. (John W. McDonough/SI)

Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon talk on the court during Game 2 of the 1995 NBA Finals. Olajuwon celebrates his 50th birthday on Monday. (John W. McDonough/SI)

Houston’s Twin Towers - Ralph Simpson (50) and Hakeem Olajuwon - pose in front of New York City’s Twin Towers during a 1986 SI photo shoot. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

Gallery: Classic Photos of Hakeem Olajuwon | Ralph Sampson

Houston’s Twin Towers - Ralph Simpson (50) and Hakeem Olajuwon - pose in front of New York City’s Twin Towers during a 1986 SI photo shoot. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
Gallery: Classic Photos of Hakeem Olajuwon | Ralph Sampson

Tim Thomas opted out of a White House visit when the Stanley Cup Champion Bruins visited President Obama on Monday. University of Houston’s Akeem Olajuwon opted in when he had the opportunity to meet President Reagan in April 1983. The center joined  University of Houston Athletic Director John Kasser in presenting Reagan with a “Phi Slama Jama” T-shirt. (Corbis)

Tim Thomas opted out of a White House visit when the Stanley Cup Champion Bruins visited President Obama on Monday. University of Houston’s Akeem Olajuwon opted in when he had the opportunity to meet President Reagan in April 1983. The center joined  University of Houston Athletic Director John Kasser in presenting Reagan with a “Phi Slama Jama” T-shirt. (Corbis)

Houston’s Akeem Olajuwon contests a shot against Louisville during the semifinal round of the 1983 Final Four. (Manny Millan/SI)

SI VAULT: Houston’s Phi Slamma Jamma fraternity is piling up wins (3.7.83)
SI VAULT: For Houston, Akeem was a dream (4.4.83)

Houston’s Akeem Olajuwon contests a shot against Louisville during the semifinal round of the 1983 Final Four. (Manny Millan/SI)
SI VAULT: Houston’s Phi Slamma Jamma fraternity is piling up wins (3.7.83)SI VAULT: For Houston, Akeem was a dream (4.4.83)