Friday, September 14, 2012
Hakeem to work with Amare and Carmelo
By Chris Broussard | ESPN.com
If all goes as planned, the New York Knicks will have a frontcourt full of "Dream Shakers."
Hakeem Olajuwon, one of the greatest players in NBA history and the architect of the legendary "Dream Shake" post move, will spend several days next week training some of the Knicks at the team's practice facility in Greenburgh, N.Y.
Olajuwon worked out with Amare Stoudemire earlier this summer, training the Knicks forward for 2½ weeks in the gymnasium on Olajuwon's 400-acre ranch outside of Houston. Olajuwon, who was able to excel alongside All-Star teammates Ralph Sampson and Clyde Drexler, said there's no reason Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony can't have similar success playing together.
"They both have to realize that the most important thing is not how great you are individually," Olajuwon said. "You're remembered for how many games you win. So to get to play with another great offensive player should help you. It should make your job easier. You have to work well together. You can't be competitors with one another."