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Dr. Jack: Olajuwon a gentleman and a force

We asked Dr. Jack Ramsay for his thoughts on the possible retirement of Hakeem Olajuwon.

Updated: March 13, 2001, 9:37 PM ET
By Dr. Jack Ramsay | Special to ESPN.com

Whenever Hakeem Olajuwon retires we have seen one of the great players ever. He was a tremendous team guy, a wonderful human being and a marvelously skilled center who ranks with the best centers of all time.

It would not be inappropriate to talk of Olajuwon in the same breath as Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Walton and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Olajuwon played with the very best of them.

For the Rockets, it hurts their chances this season. They've been making a strong push ...

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