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Hakeem era ends in Houston

Updated: August 2, 2001, 2:27 PM ET
Associated Press

The Houston Rockets are having a hard time realizing the Hakeem Olajuwon era is over.  Olajuwon spent 17 seasons with the Rockets.

After spending his entire college and pro career within the city limits, Olajuwon told the Rockets on Aug. 1 he no longer wants to play for them. The Rockets agreed to sign him and trade him to the Toronto Raptors for two draft choices.

To coach Rudy Tomjanovich, it was almost like ripping the team logo from the floor of Compaq Center, where ...

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