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Toni Kukoc on Hakeem Olajuwon: “To me, he’s the BEST center of all time”

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Three-time NBA champion and Hall of Famer Toni Kukoc thinks that the Chicago Bulls would have beaten the Houston Rockets in both 1994 and 1995 if they had made it to the NBA Finals. Despite not having Michael Jordan for the entire 1993-1994 season and for the most part of the 1994-1995, the Bulls were still one of the top teams in the league.

According to him, at that time the Rockets had the best center to ever play the game in Hakeem Olajuwon. “Hakeem [Olajuwon] was just something else when it comes to basketball skills,” Kukoc told Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson on Zenni Eyecons, per HoopsHype. “To me, he’s the BEST center of all time. When it comes just to the basketball skills, the fundamentals of basketball – I’m not talking power. I hope that you’re going to agree with me when we can discuss somebody who has the God-given talent of the physical abilities.

“I mean, Shaq being that strong, being that mobile, and that big… what do you present to say to him that I’m going to guard you with this… in the event when you see Olajuwon with his size and his weight and you say Okay. Maybe there’s a chance that I can guard THIS guy; but then he shows you all these moves. He shows you how fast he is.”

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