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SI photographer Neil Leifer captures this aerial view of a 1965 Kentucky-Houston game at Robertson Stadium. (Neil Leifer/SI)

SI photographer Neil Leifer captures this aerial view of a 1965 Kentucky-Houston game at Robertson Stadium. (Neil Leifer/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)

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)

Yao Ming lets SI photographer Heinz Kluetmeier shoot a training session during training camp before the 2007-08 season. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Yao Ming

Yao Ming lets SI photographer Heinz Kluetmeier shoot a training session during training camp before the 2007-08 season. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Yao Ming

Jim Kelly, quarterback of the USFL’s Houston Gamblers, poses for a photo in Feb. 1984 while relaxing in his Holiday Inn hotel room. (Lane Stewart/SI)

SI VAULT: Jim Kelly has appeared to give the USFL hope (2.27.84)

Jim Kelly, quarterback of the USFL’s Houston Gamblers, poses for a photo in Feb. 1984 while relaxing in his Holiday Inn hotel room. (Lane Stewart/SI)
SI VAULT: Jim Kelly has appeared to give the USFL hope (2.27.84)

Houston guard Clyde Drexler, a member of “Phi Slama Jama” glides to the hoop during a 1983 game. (Manny Millan/SI)

GALLERY: Best NCAA Starting Fives

Houston guard Clyde Drexler, a member of “Phi Slama Jama” glides to the hoop during a 1983 game. (Manny Millan/SI)
GALLERY: Best NCAA Starting Fives

Yao Ming befriends a rhino while on a two week tour of Africa as a global ambassador for WildAid, one of the leading organizations working to reduce the demand for illegal wildlife products. (Courtesy of WildAid.org)

GALLERY: Yao Ming Since Retirement | Classic Yao Photos

Yao Ming befriends a rhino while on a two week tour of Africa as a global ambassador for WildAid, one of the leading organizations working to reduce the demand for illegal wildlife products. (Courtesy of WildAid.org)
GALLERY: Yao Ming Since Retirement | Classic Yao Photos

Charles Barkley is not pleased with the referee’s call during a 1997 Rockets-Sonics game.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of Charles Barkley | Seattle SuperSonics

Charles Barkley is not pleased with the referee’s call during a 1997 Rockets-Sonics game.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of Charles Barkley | Seattle SuperSonics

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

SI’s Neil Leifer captures this aerial view of a 1965 Kentucky-Houston college football game at Robertson Stadium in Houston. (Neil Leifer/SI)

SI’s Neil Leifer captures this aerial view of a 1965 Kentucky-Houston college football game at Robertson Stadium in Houston. (Neil Leifer/SI)

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)