Sport: Basketball
Years: 1981-2002
Accolades: 1983 NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player, 2x NBA Defensive Player of the Year, 2x NBA Finals MVP, 2x NBA Champion, Leading Shot-Blocker in NBA History, 12x NBA All-Star
Hakeem "The Dream" Olajuwon is without a doubt one of the greatest centers and players in NBA history. The 7-foot Nigerian has a laundry list of accomplishments, his patented "Dream Shake" is used to this day by NBA players like Kobe Bryant, and he's caked up to the tune of $100 million since retiring thanks to real estate investments in Houston. During all of his success, Hakeem remains a devout Muslim. He converted early on in his NBA career and was so dedicated to his faith that he'd fast during Ramadan despite the fact that the holy period would often fall during the NBA season. #beast