Shaq and Olajuwon’s Game 1 battle in the 1995 NBA Finals deserves a deep rewind


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  • Chris A
    Chris A  1 days back

    Damn 4 missed FT thats hurts

    • Robert Kelly
      Robert Kelly  2 days back

      Eat poop Hakeem signed the admiral

      • Tim Auran
        Tim Auran  3 days back

        Hakeem is a top 5 all-time. But I feel like I had to read a copy of the Economist while playing chess and Texas Hold 'em, enduring a four-color back tat depicting a Monet Lily pad pond and watching The Fog of War documentary with French subtitles on a unicycle in order to get there.

        • ClevelandGOAT
          ClevelandGOAT  6 days back

          Wait the GOAT lost to shaq in the playoffs? Ctfu

          • The Irishpanic
            The Irishpanic  6 days back

            And the rockets never returned to the finals period

            • Tim Snell
              Tim Snell  2 weeks back

              The only team to beat Jordan and the bulls .... since they won their first ring.... let that sink in

              • NoWrongInChickn
                NoWrongInChickn  2 weeks back

                I think it'd be pretty interesting if you guys did a deep rewind for some college basketball teams!

                • kaseydeshner
                  kaseydeshner  2 weeks back

                  What if they would have kept Chris Webber over Penny tho.....? 🤔🤔🤔

                  • Ray Tang
                    Ray Tang  4 weeks back

                    Klay Thompson is that u at 4:54?

                    • Zamppa86
                      Zamppa86  1 months back

                      The Dream still is the most skilled center still to this day and pretty much no one can even claim otherwise. You have to remember that even players like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James have worked in Hakeem's gym during the summers to learn the post game from the most skilled center of all time!

                      Olajuwon may not have won as much as Kareem, Russell or Shaq did but he was still the most skilled, versatile and fluent of all of them. Kareem had his sky hook and was dominant but he was not as skilled or fast as Hakeem was. Russell did win the most but offensively no one can compare him to Hakeem. Shaq had size but otherwise nothing else against Olajuwon. Shaq actually has admitted Olajuwon was the only one who he could not break or get into one's head.

                      For me Olajuwon is the greatest center of all time and the 4th best player of all time just behind Jordan, Magic and Bird.

                      • Yung Defense
                        Yung Defense  2 months back

                        Do a rewind for Steph Currys game winner in 2016 against the thunder.

                        • Stewart Goodwin
                          Stewart Goodwin  2 months back

                          Oh the suspense!!

                          • Lynda Miles
                            Lynda Miles  2 months back

                            Didn't he say that Hakeem the dream had 29 points to Shaqs 26 points? Then why did it only show 20 points?

                            • TheVisigoth
                              TheVisigoth  2 months back

                              Would be better if Seth narrated.

                              • Optimus Prime
                                Optimus Prime  2 months back

                                1st two Anderson free throws were short, hitting the front of the rim. 2nd two free throws were long. He clearly compensated on the 2nd two for the 1st two. He also rushed the very last one. He shot that free throw so fast. Nick was a solid NBA player but that 1st miss clearly got in his head. And after those 4 free throw misses he was never the same player and he struggled badly at the line the rest of his career. Can't help but feel for the guy.

                                • B. Weatherspoon
                                  B. Weatherspoon  2 months back

                                  Robert Horry is the guy you want on your team with the championship on the line

                                  • Andy Young
                                    Andy Young  2 months back

                                    Hard to watch Nick Anderson miss those free throws. I have to go watch him hit the game winner at Indiana (Hoosiers) to feel better.

                                    • King Trawal
                                      King Trawal  2 months back

                                      If MJ didn’t retire, Houston would have zero rings. Facts hurt...

                                      • Trey Nixen
                                        Trey Nixen  2 months back

                                        Penny AND 3 firsts??? That's what held the Magic back no doubt

                                        • zevez15
                                          zevez15  2 months back

                                          How unlucky for Orlando. Dwight also missed 2 free throws to seal the game then D. Fisher made a three to tie the game, send it to OT, then lakers won the game.

                                          • whatsthebigfndeal
                                            whatsthebigfndeal  3 months back

                                            Nick Anderson was never the same after that. He went from being a clutch, cold blooded killer to being a shell of his former self in one short series of events. Sometimes the moment is just too big.

                                            • Chris Rosado
                                              Chris Rosado  3 months back

                                              Nick and dennis scott were my eras steph and klay lol

                                              • Chris Rosado
                                                Chris Rosado  3 months back

                                                No1 seed with 57 wins shows you how tough the league was back then

                                                • prince wembo
                                                  prince wembo  3 months back

                                                  Why am I watching this great video?

                                                  • Flash Giordani
                                                    Flash Giordani  3 months back

                                                    We need more Boxing rewinders!

                                                    Ali Frazier 3
                                                    Ward v Gatti 1
                                                    Trinidad v Hopkins

                                                    • Steven Tucker
                                                      Steven Tucker  3 months back

                                                      That Rockets team got so many clutch players. Insane.

                                                      • the jester
                                                        the jester  3 months back

                                                        What a great video :)

                                                        • Darth Maul
                                                          Darth Maul  3 months back

                                                          the Dream was the best player in this finals...

                                                          • JägermeisterCGN
                                                            JägermeisterCGN  3 months back

                                                            I didn´t know big shot Rob was already big shot Rob back then.

                                                            • SLEdwards
                                                              SLEdwards  3 months back

                                                              I’ll never forget this game. At the time, both Nick Anderson and Gary Payton were my favourite players in the NBA. After this game, only Gary stood. Nick never redeemed himself in my eyes and I never really liked or followed him again.

                                                              • Jay Towerz
                                                                Jay Towerz  3 months back

                                                                how mj change numbers mid series?

                                                                • Steve Steele
                                                                  Steve Steele  3 months back

                                                                  Great video! Really well done. I watched Hakeem’s entire career, year after year and this seems like yesterday. Too bad we didn’t meet the Bulls though. That would have been one for the ages. And yeah, we could have beat them, just like Orlando did.

                                                                  • Sneezy-E
                                                                    Sneezy-E  3 months back

                                                                    I’m pretty sure that Shaq going to the Magic was the reason the Grizzlies and Raptors were barred from receiving the no 1 pick for a few years after their expansion

                                                                    • Shin Gozira
                                                                      Shin Gozira  3 months back

                                                                      Sounds almost like the Thunder with a team of what could have been, but never was.

                                                                      • John Mayes
                                                                        John Mayes  3 months back

                                                                        1984 was a great draft

                                                                        • John Mayes
                                                                          John Mayes  3 months back

                                                                          I always wondered what would of happened if webber and Shaq would of played together

                                                                        • John Mayes
                                                                          John Mayes  3 months back

                                                                          Hakeem is the best center to me he schools Shaq in these finails

                                                                          • B. Weatherspoon
                                                                            B. Weatherspoon  3 months back

                                                                            Robert Horry, the guy who somehow finds his way on every team going to the championship and hit the biggest shot of the night

                                                                            • pyramid architect
                                                                              pyramid architect  3 months back

                                                                              The only reason Orlando even makes it to the finals and Houston even wins 1 ring is because Jordan retires we all know this except for delusional Houston Rocket fans.

                                                                              • Zer0 Pulse
                                                                                Zer0 Pulse  3 months back

                                                                                just ONE freethrow made will be ok... just ONE!!!

                                                                                • Glitter
                                                                                  Glitter  4 months back

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                                                                                  • Jared Cook
                                                                                    Jared Cook  4 months back

                                                                                    Did Olajuwon have 29 points at 3:17 or 20...

                                                                                    • Demetrius Middleton
                                                                                      Demetrius Middleton  4 months back

                                                                                      " number 45 doesn't explode like number 23 used to" - so he changed jerseys to 23 and torched them the next game!!🤣🤣🤣petty

                                                                                      • Mohid Hussain
                                                                                        Mohid Hussain  4 months back

                                                                                        get mad at me if you want, but hakeem is the goat

                                                                                        • Jimmi Stone
                                                                                          Jimmi Stone  4 months back

                                                                                          Save our Sonics

                                                                                          • JaronZ
                                                                                            JaronZ  4 months back

                                                                                            Do game 7 of Celtics Lakers. The one where the refs let LA shoot 1000 FT in the 4th quarter.

                                                                                            • Mark Perez
                                                                                              Mark Perez  4 months back

                                                                                              Theoretically, if a 70 percent FT shooter takes 4 free throws, there is a .8 percent chance of said person missing all of them
                                                                                              (.3x.3x.3x.3=.0081) Shaq on the other hand, would have a 5.3 percent chance of doing the same. If you were curious.

                                                                                              • John Bonini
                                                                                                John Bonini  4 months back

                                                                                                7:38 The Juice is loose!