Hakeem Olajuwon has won 2 NBA Championship ring. Both NBA Championship rings won in year 1994 and 1995 with the Houston Rockets.
Hakeem Olajuwon Drafting to the Houston Rockets
Olajuwon was drafted by the Houston Rockets with the first overall selection of the 1984 NBA draft.
This NBA draft was popularly known as it included Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, and John Stockton.
He combined with the 7 feet 4 inches (224 cm) Ralph Sampson to form a duo dubbed the “Twin Towers”.
Furthermore, the two led the Rockets to the 1986 NBA Finals, where they lost in six games to the Boston Celtics.
After Sampson was traded to the Golden State Warriors in 1988, Hakeem Olajuwon became the Rockets’ undisputed leader.
He led the league in rebounding twice (1989, 1990) and blocks three times (1990, 1991, 1993).
Winning the NBA Championship Ring and MVP
Olajuwon gained a reputation as a clutch performer and as one of the top centers in history based on his performances in the 1993–94 and 1994–95 seasons.
He outplayed centers such as Patrick Ewing, David Robinson, Shaquille O’Neal, and Dikembe Mutombo, and other defensive stalwarts such as Dennis Rodman and Karl Malone.
Many of his battles were with his fellow Texas-based rival David Robinson of the San Antonio Spurs.
In the 30 head–to–head match-ups during the seven seasons from the 1989 to 1996, when both Olajuwon and Robinson were in their prime.
Hakeem Olajuwon averaged 26.3 points per game, shooting 47.6% from the field, while Robinson averaged 22.1 and 46.8%.
1994 NBA Champion
Olajuwon led the Rockets to a championship in the 1994 NBA Finals in a seven-game series against the New York Knicks, the team of one of Olajuwon’s perennial rivals since his collegiate days, Patrick Ewing.
After being down 2–1, the New York Knicks took a 3–2 lead into Game 6.
The Houston Rockets were defending an 86–84 lead when in the last second, Knicks guard John Starks (who had already scored 27 points) went up for what would have been a Finals-winning three.
Furthermore, Olajuwon pulled off a clutch play by blocking the shot as time expired. In Game 7, Olajuwon posted a game–high 25 points and 10 rebounds.
Which helped defeat the Knicks, bringing the first professional NBA championship ring to Houston since the Houston Oilers won the American Football League championship in 1961.
Hakeem Olajuwon dominated Ewing in their head–to–head match-up, outscoring him in every game of the series and averaging 26.9 points per game on 50% shooting.
Comparing to Patrict Ewing’s 18.9 and 36.3%.
For his efforts Olajuwon was named NBA Finals Most Valuable Player.
Olajuwon was at the pinnacle of his career. In 1994, he became the only player in NBA history to win the MVP, the Championship.
Above all. the Finals MVP and Defensive Player of the Year awards in the same season.
He was also the first foreign-born player to win the league’s MVP award.
Above all, bringing home the first NBA Championship ring.
1995 NBA Champion
The Rockets won every road game that series. In the NBA Finals, the Rockets swept the Orlando Magic, who were led by a young Shaquille O’Neal.
Hakeem Olajuwon outscored O’Neal in every game, scoring more than 30 points in each and raising his regular-season rate by five while O’Neal’s production dropped by one.
Olajuwon was again named Finals MVP. He averaged 33.0 points on .531 shooting, 10.3 rebounds, and 2.81 blocks in the 1995 Playoffs.
This season, Hakeem Olajuwon bring home his second NBA Championship ring. Also the second NBA Championship ring won by the franchise.
Hakeem Olajuwon 1994 NBA Championship Ring
The 1994 Houston Rockets one back-to-back Championships under the leadership of Hakeem “The Dream” Olajuwon,
Clyde “The Glide” Drexler, can’t forget the “heart of a champion” coaching of Rudy Tomjanovich.
The city of Houston became “Clutch City” during these years due to the clutch performances displayed on the road to win the NBA Championship ring.
Houston Rockets has one of the most loyal fan bases in the NBA and takes much pride in their home team.
What better way to celebrate and represent your team than to wear the replica Championship Ring!
Hakeem Olajuwon 1995 NBA Championship Ring
1995 Houston Rockets NBA Championship Ring Presented to Tim Breaux.
Houston had no problem this season, with coach Rudy Tomjanovich leading a squad anchored by Hall of Famers Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler to a four-game sweep of Shaquille O’Neal’s Orlando Magic in the NBA Finals.
The twin diamond-studded miniature Larry O’Brien Trophies on the ring’s face recall the franchise’s consecutive seasons of NBA dominance.
With raised text tracing the perimeter: “Rockets World Champions 94-95.” A team logo in a heart is centered on the left shank.
However, between text reading “Breaux 15.” Right shank features an NBA logo and the words “Back 2 Back, Believe it Again!” Interior of band, which measures to a size 11.5, is stamped “Intergold 14K.”
Furthermore, the NBA Championship ring remains in pristine condition, housed in its original hinged wooden display case.
Also, the ring engraved with a team logo on the lid and featuring an inset engraved plaque inside reading “Houston Rockets, Olajuwon, 1995 NBA World Champions.”