Nigerian freak Giannis Antetokounmpo thanks Lagos-born legend Hakeem Olajuwon for training ahead of the 2023/24 NBA season.
The 28-year-old star for the Milwaukee Bucks has given an important update ahead of the start of the 2023/24 NBA season.
17:40 - 19.09.2023
Nigerian basketball legend Hakeem Olajuwon has been called out because of the huge amount he charges for his training sessions.
Giannis Antetokounmpo appreciates Hakeem Olajuwon
Antetokounmpo recently worked out with NBA great Hakeem Olajuwon.
18:30 - 13.09.2023
Giannis Antetokounmpo and Hakeem Olajuwon: Why Nigerian Freak wants to train with Lagos-born NBA legend
After visit to Lagos, Nigerian Freak Giannis Antetokounmpo explains looking up to Hakeem Olajuwon and plans to train with the Lagos-born Legend.
The NBA superstar talked about working out with Olajuwon on a podcast and finally made the trip to Houston to get the workout done.
He took to his official social media platforms to show off pictures of his workout with Olajuwon.
Along with the photos was a message that said, "I enjoy being a student of the game.
"Learn, respect, and appreciate greatness. Thank you Hakeem 34."
Giannis Antetokounmpo and Hakeem Olajuwon explained
After a visit to Lagos, Nigerian Freak Giannis Antetokounmpo explains looking up to Hakeem Olajuwon and plans to train with the Lagos-born Legend.
Although Giannis Antetokounmpo has long been among the NBA's finest players, it is well-known that he is constantly striving to get better.
The Greek professional basketball player of Nigerian descent will aim to get better and will involve one of the greatest players in history
In the interview, Antetokounmpo was compared to Olajuwon because they both wear the number 34 jersey and are of Nigerian descent.
Antetokounmpo was born to Nigerian parents in Greece while Olajuwon was born in Lagos but moved abroad.
Despite their Nigerian connection, Antetokoumpo plays for the Greece national team while Olajuwon who was born in Lagos decided to play for the American national team.
Only three players in NBA history have earned both the MVP and Defensive Player of the Year awards in the same campaign, with Antetokounmpo and Olajuwon being two of those along with Michael Jordan.
Hakeem Olajuwon criticized for charging 40 million naira ahead of Giannis Antetokounmpo's training
Olajuwon was been called out because of the huge amount he charged for his training sessions.
Olajuwon regarded as one of the best players the NBA has produced is in the news but this time, he's being trolled for the exorbitant fees he charges.
The former Houston Rockets great and a member of the Hall of Fame is a well-sought-after personality because of his training sessions, which produce impressive results.
Olajuwon is one of the best two-way players in NBA history. He was so good that his jersey number was retired by both Houston Rockets and the University of Houston.
Given that he had success in the NBA more recently than other great centers like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russell, and Wilt Chamberlain, many even consider him to be the best center of all time.
The success of Hakeem Olajuwon's big-man camp, which professional athletes like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James have previously attended, has taken on a legendary quality.
Many players have spent their summers working out with Hakeem because of the improvements in their games they experienced after that camp.
Olajuwon is a two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year and nine-time NBA All-Defensive Team selection ranks ninth in steals and is the all-time leader in blocked shots.
Given the size of current NBA contracts, Arenas claims that it is Hakeem's method of increasing his earnings.
Giannis drives to the basket well but Olajuwon is one of the best to play with his back to the basket known for his post-up moves and footwork.