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Hakeem Olajuwon vs. David Robinson

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We discuss Hakeem Olajuwon dominating David Robinson in the 1995 playoffs, the much more even career head-to-head battles, and the Michael Jordan-less interlude where big men dominated in the NBA in the latest episode of the Over and Back Classic NBA Podcast.

Corbin Smith and John Wilmes of the Take It or Break It! podcast join the show to look at the fascinating 1995 Houston Rockets, Olajuwon's foibles in the early 1990s, Robert Horry's early days of clutch baskets, Vernon Maxwell attacking a fan in Portland, the Clyde Drexler trade, and one of the greatest playoff runs in NBA history.

They also talk about the Spurs in Gregg Popovich's first year with the team (as general manager) and a fun roster, including Dennis Rodman and a bunch of future coaches. They look at whether Robinson was ever considered cool, his feud with Shaquille O'Neal, the theological implicatons of Olajuwon's dominance over Robinson, and dig into some of the key moments of Houston's Game 2 win over the Spurs, after Robinson had been given the MVP trophy.

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