Ewing, Olajuwon Nominated for Hall of Fame

by February 15, 2008

by Russ Bengtson

Patrick Ewing and Hakeem Olajuwon faced off for the first time in the 1984 NCAA Championship game. Ewing’s Georgetown Hoyas defeated Olajuwon’s Houston Cougars, 84-75, at Seattle’s Kingdome. Ten years later they would meet again in the NBA Finals, where Olajuwon’s Rockets would get the best of Ewing’s Knicks in a slog-it-out seven-game series.

Now, 24 years after that initial meeting, they have a chance to enter the Basketball Hall of Fame together. Assuming the committee doesn’t just pick more international coaches.