Shaq and Olajuwon’s Game 1 battle in the 1995 NBA Finals deserves a deep rewind


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  • Lynda Miles
    Lynda Miles  1 days back

    Didn't he say that Hakeem the dream had 29 points to Shaqs 26 points? Then why did it only show 20 points?

    • TheVisigoth
      TheVisigoth  7 days back

      Would be better if Seth narrated.

      • Optimus Prime
        Optimus Prime  1 weeks back

        1st two Anderson free throws were short, hitting the front of the rim. 2nd two free throws were long. He clearly compensated on the 2nd two for the 1st two. He also rushed the very last one. He shot that free throw so fast. Nick was a solid NBA player but that 1st miss clearly got in his head. And after those 4 free throw misses he was never the same player and he struggled badly at the line the rest of his career. Can't help but feel for the guy.

        • B. Weatherspoon
          B. Weatherspoon  2 weeks back

          Robert Horry is the guy you want on your team with the championship on the line

          • Andy Young
            Andy Young  2 weeks back

            Hard to watch Nick Anderson miss those free throws. I have to go watch him hit the game winner at Indiana (Hoosiers) to feel better.

            • King Trawal
              King Trawal  2 weeks back

              If MJ didn’t retire, Houston would have zero rings. Facts hurt...

              • Trey Nixen
                Trey Nixen  3 weeks back

                Penny AND 3 firsts??? That's what held the Magic back no doubt

                • zevez15
                  zevez15  3 weeks back

                  How unlucky for Orlando. Dwight also missed 2 free throws to seal the game then D. Fisher made a three to tie the game, send it to OT, then lakers won the game.

                  • whatsthebigfndeal
                    whatsthebigfndeal  3 weeks back

                    Nick Anderson was never the same after that. He went from being a clutch, cold blooded killer to being a shell of his former self in one short series of events. Sometimes the moment is just too big.

                    • Chris Rosado
                      Chris Rosado  3 weeks back

                      Nick and dennis scott were my eras steph and klay lol

                      • Chris Rosado
                        Chris Rosado  3 weeks back

                        No1 seed with 57 wins shows you how tough the league was back then

                        • prince wembo
                          prince wembo  3 weeks back

                          Why am I watching this great video?

                          • Flash Giordani
                            Flash Giordani  3 weeks back

                            We need more Boxing rewinders!

                            Ali Frazier 3
                            Ward v Gatti 1
                            Trinidad v Hopkins

                            • Steven Tucker
                              Steven Tucker  4 weeks back

                              That Rockets team got so many clutch players. Insane.

                              • the jester
                                the jester  1 months back

                                What a great video :)

                                • Darth Maul
                                  Darth Maul  1 months back

                                  the Dream was the best player in this finals...

                                  • JägermeisterCGN
                                    JägermeisterCGN  1 months back

                                    I didn´t know big shot Rob was already big shot Rob back then.

                                    • SLEdwards
                                      SLEdwards  1 months back

                                      I’ll never forget this game. At the time, both Nick Anderson and Gary Payton were my favourite players in the NBA. After this game, only Gary stood. Nick never redeemed himself in my eyes and I never really liked or followed him again.

                                      • Jay Towerz
                                        Jay Towerz  1 months back

                                        how mj change numbers mid series?

                                        • Steve Steele
                                          Steve Steele  1 months back

                                          Great video! Really well done. I watched Hakeem’s entire career, year after year and this seems like yesterday. Too bad we didn’t meet the Bulls though. That would have been one for the ages. And yeah, we could have beat them, just like Orlando did.

                                          • Sneezy-E
                                            Sneezy-E  1 months back

                                            I’m pretty sure that Shaq going to the Magic was the reason the Grizzlies and Raptors were barred from receiving the no 1 pick for a few years after their expansion

                                            • Shin Gozira
                                              Shin Gozira  1 months back

                                              Sounds almost like the Thunder with a team of what could have been, but never was.

                                              • John Mayes
                                                John Mayes  1 months back

                                                1984 was a great draft

                                                • John Mayes
                                                  John Mayes  1 months back

                                                  I always wondered what would of happened if webber and Shaq would of played together

                                                • John Mayes
                                                  John Mayes  1 months back

                                                  Hakeem is the best center to me he schools Shaq in these finails

                                                  • B. Weatherspoon
                                                    B. Weatherspoon  1 months back

                                                    Robert Horry, the guy who somehow finds his way on every team going to the championship and hit the biggest shot of the night

                                                    • pyramid architect
                                                      pyramid architect  1 months back

                                                      The only reason Orlando even makes it to the finals and Houston even wins 1 ring is because Jordan retires we all know this except for delusional Houston Rocket fans.

                                                      • Zer0 Pulse
                                                        Zer0 Pulse  2 months back

                                                        just ONE freethrow made will be ok... just ONE!!!

                                                        • Glitter
                                                          Glitter  2 months back

                                                          This is the is the Islam playbook: Muslims begin moving to non-Muslim countries in increasing numbers and the beginning of cultural conflicts are visible, though often subtle. First migration wave to non-Muslim “host” country. Appeal for humanitarian tolerance from the host society. Attempts to portray Islam as a peaceful & Muslims as victims of misunderstanding and racism (even though Islam is not a ‘race’). High Muslim birth rate in host country increase Muslim population. Mosques used to spread Islam and dislike of host country & culture. Calls to criminalize “Islamophobia” as a hate crime. Threatened legal action for perceived discrimination. Offers of “interfaith dialogue” to indoctrinate non-Muslims. How many nations are suffering from Islamic infiltration? One? A handful? Nearly every nation? The Islamic ‘leadership” of the Muslim Brotherhood and others wish to dissolve each nation’s sovereignty and replace it with the global imposition of Islamic sharia law. Sharia law, based on the koran, sira and hadith, condemns liberty and forbids equality and is inconsistent with the laws of all Western nations. As the author and historian Serge Trifkovic states: “The refusal of the Western elite class to protect their nations from jihadist infiltration is the biggest betrayal in history.” STAGE 2: CONSOLIDATION OF POWER Muslim immigrants and host country converts continue demands for accommodation in employment, education, social services, financing and courts. Proselytizing increases; Establishment and Recruitment of Jihadi cells. Efforts to convert alienated segments of the population to Islam. Revisionist efforts to Islamize history. Efforts to destroy historic evidence that reveal true Islamism. Increased anti-western propaganda and psychological warfare. Efforts to recruit allies who share similar goals (communists, anarchists). Attempts to indoctrinate children to Islamist viewpoint. Increased efforts to intimidate, silence and eliminate non-Muslims. Efforts to introduce blasphemy and hate laws in order to silence critics. Continued focus on enlarging Muslim population by increasing Muslim births and immigration. Use of charities to recruit supporters and fund jihad. Covert efforts to bring about the destruction of host society from within. Development of Muslim political base in non-Muslim host society. Islamic Financial networks fund political growth, acquisition of land. Highly visible assassination of critics aimed to intimidate opposition. Tolerance of non-Muslims diminishes. Greater demands to adopt strict Islamic conduct. Clandestine amassing of weapons and explosives in hidden locations. Overt disregard/rejection of non-Muslim society’s legal system, culture. Efforts to undermine and destroy power base of non-Muslim religions including and especially Jews and Christians. Is there a pattern here? Theo van Gogh is murdered in the Netherlands for ‘insulting’ Islam; the Organization of the Islamic Conference demands ‘anti-blasphemy’ laws through the United Nations; France is set afire regularly by ‘youths’ (read Muslims); the rise of (dis-) honor killings…holocaust denial…anti-Semitism…deception re the tenets of Islam; hatred toward Christians and Jews and Hindus and Buddhists. The pattern for all to see is the rise of Islamic intolerance and the covert/cultural jihad to remake host societies into sharia-compliant worlds – to remove host sovereignty and replace it with Islamic sharia law. Sharia law that condemns earthly liberty and individual freedom, that forbids equality among faiths and between the sexes, that rejects the concept of nations outside the global house of Islam, that of dar al-Islam.

                                                          • Chris Frausto
                                                            Chris Frausto  2 months back

                                                            Did Olajuwon have 29 points at 3:17 or 20...

                                                            • Demetrius Middleton
                                                              Demetrius Middleton  2 months back

                                                              " number 45 doesn't explode like number 23 used to" - so he changed jerseys to 23 and torched them the next game!!🤣🤣🤣petty

                                                              • Mohid Hussain
                                                                Mohid Hussain  2 months back

                                                                get mad at me if you want, but hakeem is the goat

                                                                • Jimmi Stone
                                                                  Jimmi Stone  2 months back

                                                                  Save our Sonics

                                                                  • JaronZ
                                                                    JaronZ  2 months back

                                                                    Do game 7 of Celtics Lakers. The one where the refs let LA shoot 1000 FT in the 4th quarter.

                                                                    • Mark Perez
                                                                      Mark Perez  2 months back

                                                                      Theoretically, if a 70 percent FT shooter takes 4 free throws, there is a .8 percent chance of said person missing all of them
                                                                      (.3x.3x.3x.3=.0081) Shaq on the other hand, would have a 5.3 percent chance of doing the same. If you were curious.

                                                                      • John Bonini
                                                                        John Bonini  2 months back

                                                                        7:38 The Juice is loose!

                                                                        • amare1cro
                                                                          amare1cro  3 months back

                                                                          Same game as 2011 game 2 of the finals.

                                                                          A young team runs the old one off the floor, but its lead melts down. They unbelievably go down by 3. A great inbounds play allows them to tie the game on a 3 by Scott/Chalmers, almost defeating karma. But they lose to a game winner under 3 seconds to go by a star player of old team.

                                                                          Old team wins the series as young team mentally collapses.

                                                                          • zaxapitsa
                                                                            zaxapitsa  3 months back

                                                                            amazing work. Congrats. and thanks.

                                                                            • Baste Pillai
                                                                              Baste Pillai  3 months back

                                                                              They dont call Dennis Scott 3D for nothing

                                                                              • C S
                                                                                C S  3 months back

                                                                                Shaq and Chris Webber would've been nasty though 👀

                                                                                • JYPark Productions
                                                                                  JYPark Productions  3 months back

                                                                                  2:52 "who they then, in turn" redundant

                                                                                  • Randy Morehouse
                                                                                    Randy Morehouse  3 months back

                                                                                    Hakeem was awesome!! He also never really had to dribble either cause he was allowed to take 5 steps with being called for traveling

                                                                                    • jocriss
                                                                                      jocriss  3 months back

                                                                                      Imagine if POR won the toss in 1984. They would have Hakeem and Clyde.

                                                                                      • inutero10
                                                                                        inutero10  3 months back

                                                                                        The death of the potential Magic dynasty.

                                                                                        • Chris M
                                                                                          Chris M  2 months back

                                                                                          If the Magic had won they probably wouldn't have been as hesitant to give Shaq the contract he wanted.

                                                                                      • MickyAvStickyHands
                                                                                        MickyAvStickyHands  3 months back

                                                                                        There is only one set of Twin Towers and they played for the Spurs. So dominate, in fact, that the actual Twin Towers in NYC had to bow out in between Spurs championship runs.

                                                                                        • Ben Johnson
                                                                                          Ben Johnson  3 months back

                                                                                          Houston should’ve won it was an offensive inteference

                                                                                          • phreak811
                                                                                            phreak811  3 months back

                                                                                            Shheeeeet. You could do a whole rewinder on Big Shot Bob

                                                                                            • Henry 717
                                                                                              Henry 717  3 months back

                                                                                              Do a rewinder on that NCSU dunk