Akeem Olajuwon, Houston (1983)
Draft Selection: 1st Overall, 1984
Length Of NBA Tenure: 1984-2002
Accolades: 2x NBA Champion (1994, 1995), 2x NBA Finals MVP (1994, 1995), 1994 NBA MVP, 12x NBA All-Star (1985–1990, 1992–1997), 2x NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1993, 1994), NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
In one of the rare times that a player gets to play professionally in the same place that they played in college, Olajuwon has made the most of the opportunity. After two championships (one with former Phi Slamma Jamma teammate Clyde Drexler) and 12 All-Star appearances, "The Dream" retired and opened a big camp in Houston training young players and passing on some of his skills during the NBA offseason. Olajuwon has worked with the likes of Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Amar'e Stoudemire, and Denver Nuggets big man JaVale McGee.