July 5, 2014
In photo at left, the Houston Rockets’ Hakeem Olajuwon shoots over Utah’s Greg Ostertag (00) on May 29, 1997, in Houston. In right photo, Kansas big man Joel Embiid puts up a similar shot over Kansas State’s Thomas Gipson on Jan. 1 at Allen Fieldhouse.
Sidelined two seasons by a stress fracture of the right foot, former Kansas center Joel Embiid is coming off of a 20-minute, 15-point effort for the Philadelphia 76ers against the Detroit Pistons.
The day Joel Embiid was born, Hakeem Olajuwon was half a world away, in the midst of an MVP season, coming off a 41-point, 12-rebound double-double for the Houston Rockets. By Benton Smith