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The only 9 players to ever block Kareem's sky hook are:

-Wilt Chamberlain 
-Hakeem Olajuwon 
-Nate Thurmond 
-Bill Walton
-Robert Parish
-Ralph Sampson 
-Mark Eaton
-Julius Erving 
-Bill Willoughby 

Artis Gilmore and Manute Bol also "blocked it", but they were clear goaltends, and Wilt "blocked it" twice in one game, but his 2nd block was also a goaltend, so I only count the first one. The fact that there are only 9 instances of Kareem's sky hook being blocked over the course of his 20 year career speaks to how unstoppable it truly was. It is without a doubt the greatest signature move in NBA history. 


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1980 Philadelphia 76ers

G - Maurice Cheeks
G - Lionel Hollins
F - Julius Erving
C - Caldwell Jones
C - Darryl Dawkins

G - Henry Bibby
G - Doug Collins
G - Clint Richardson
G - Jim Spanarkel
F - Bobby Jones
F - Steve Mix
F - Bernard Toone

Head Coach - Billy Cunningham

Record: 59-23 (No. 3 seed in East)

NBA 1980 Playoffs:
• Won NBA East 1st Round (2-0) vs #6 Washington Bullets
• Won NBA East Semis (4-1) vs #2 Atlanta Hawks
• Won NBA East Finals (4-1) vs #1 Boston Celtics
• Lost NBA Finals (2-4) vs #1 Los Angeles Lakers

In the first season of the three-point line in the NBA, the Sixers captured the 1980 Eastern Conference Championship, but lost to the L.A. Lakers in the NBA Finals (4-2).

'80 awards
Julius Erving
- All-NBA First Team
- NBA All-Star

Bobby Jones
- NBA All-Defensive First Team


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🏀On May 20, 1995 after a crosscourt pass from Robert Horry, Houston’s Mario Elie sank a 3-pointer from the corner with 7.1 seconds left in the game, lifting the visiting Rockets to a 115-114 win over the Phoenix Suns in Game 7 of their Western Conference Semifinal Round series at America West Arena. With the win, the Rockets became the first NBA team in 13 years (since the ’82 Sixers against Boston) to overcome a 3-1 deficit to win a best-of-7 playoff series. Houston’s victory also broke a string of 20 consecutive wins by the home team in the deciding Game 7 of a playoff series. Elie’s play would become known as the “kiss of death”. Just 24 hours later, Indiana repeated that feat by the road team after downing host New York 97-95 in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal Round series. Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler finished with 29 points each for the Rockets.🏀 #KissOfDeath


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🏀On May 21, 1986 Ralph Sampson, who teamed with Hakeem Olajuwon in a “Twin Towers” alignment for the Houston Rockets, caught an inbounds pass with 1 second left and nailed a desperation shot to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 114-112 at The Forum in Game 5 of the 1986 Western Conference Finals. The loss kept the defending champion Lakers, who had won 62 games during the regular season, out of the NBA Finals for the only time in a span of 8 years from 1982 through 1989. Sampson finished with 29 points while Olajuwon (who was ejected from the game after a fight with Mitch Kupchak) finished with 30 points. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar led the Lakers with 26 points and 13 rebounds while Magic Johnson added 24 points and 14 assists for Los Angeles.🏀


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Not only was Wilt Chamberlain tall, he was fast too. He ran the quarter mile in 49 seconds, and he ran the half mile in 2 minutes.

He also set a record for the shot put, an in basketball he's averaging 30 points a game. He's a 17 year old senior at Overbrook High School in Philadelphia, when this photograph was taken on August 6th 1954.


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🏀On June 22, 1994 led by Hakeem Olajuwon’s 25 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists, Houston defeated the New York Knicks 90-84 in Game 7 of the NBA Finals at The Summit, giving the Rockets their first NBA championship in the 27-year history of the franchise. Olajuwon averaged 26.9 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.9 blocks, 3.6 assists and 1.6 steals per game for the series and was unanimously voted the Finals MVP, the first player to ever win the Defensive Player of the Year and both the regular season and Finals MVP awards in the same season. The game was the Knicks’ 25th game of the 1994 postseason, an NBA record. Derek Harper set a then Finals record for the most 3-point field goals made (17) in a 7-game series and Patrick Ewing set a Finals record for the most blocks in a series with 30. John Starks set a record for most 3-point field goal attempts without a make in a playoff game with 11. Starks would finish the game a dismal 2 of 18 (.111) from the field. This wad only the 2nd 7-game NBA Finals to have every game decided by fewer than 10 points (1955 was the other time) and the first one since 1954 in which neither team scored 100 points in any game.


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