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Because of how graceful he was, even off the court, for example, the "dream shake" is a combination of speed and footwork in a graceful manor, allowing "the dream" to get by almost every defender. Hope that helped!

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Q: Why Hakeem Olajuwon was nicknamed The Dream?
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What pro athlete is nicknamed The Dream?

The pro athlete nicknamed The Dr eam is Hakeem Olajuwon.

What nicknames does Hakeem Olajuwon go by?

Hakeem Olajuwon goes by The Dream.

What is Hakeem Olajuwon nickname?

"Hakeem the dream"

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Hakeem ''The Dream'' Olajuwon

What is the birth name of Hakeem Olajuwon?

Hakeem Olajuwon's birth name is Akeem Abdul Olajuwon.

Hakeem Olajuwon is an athlete in which sport?

Hakeem Olajuwon was a professional basketball player.

When was Hakeem Olajuwon born?

Hakeem Olajuwon was born on January 21, 1963.

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Hakeem Olajuwon was born on January 21, 1963.

Is Hakeem dead?

No, Hakeem Olajuwon is still alive.

Has Hakeem Olajuwon been inducted into basketball hall of fame?

Yes, Hakeem Olajuwon is in the Basketball Hall of Fame

Why did Hakeem Olajuwon die?

Former NBA player Hakeem Olajuwon is still alive as of 23 February 2010. yes!

Where is hakeem olajuwon now?

at home