9. Hakeem Olajuwon
Career Playoff Stats: 25.9 PPG 11.2 RPG 3.2 APG
Finals Stats: 27.4 PPG 10.6 RPG 3.4 APG 3.2 BPG
Finals Appearances: 3
Finals MVPs Won: 2 (1994, 1995)
The Dream owned the L during Jordan's absence, carrying the Rockets to back-to-back titles in 1994 and 1995. He also played a part in Houston's 1986 Finals trip vs. Boston as a second year player. Against the Knicks in the 1994 Finals, he blocked a potentially Finals-clinching three by John Starks as time expired in Game 6 and held Patrick Ewing to 36% shooting from the field, overcoming a 3-2 series deficit. He won Finals MVP and became the first player to win that award, the MVP, and DPOY in the same season.
During the 1995 Finals vs. an up-and-coming Orlando squad, Olajuwon embarrassed Shaquille O'Neal by putting up 32.8 PPG, 11.5 RPG, 5.5 APG, 2 SPG and 2 BPG which led to another Finals MVP. Hakeem became the greatest center of his era with those two championships.