30 years ago today (3/29/90), Houston Rockets Center Hakeem “The Dream” Olajuwon recorded the third quadruple double in NBA history. Olajuwon’s stat line in that game vs. the Milwaukee Bucks was 18 points, 16 rebounds, 10 assist, and 11 blocks. Believe it or not, Olajuwon actually recorded a quadruple double earlier that season, but the NBA rescinded one assist from him. To date, there has only been four official recorded quadruple doubles in NBA history (last one occurring in 1994).
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University of Southern California freshman star Onyeka Okongwu has decided to declare for the NBA Draft after a great freshmen season. Onyeka is currently one of the top prospects in the 2020 NBA Draft class. He is currently ranked the 6th overall prospect in the ESPN Top 100. If all goes well leading up to the NBA Draft, we should be hearing Onyeka name in the lottery.Continue reading
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Earlier this month at UFC 248, Israel Adesanya defended his title as the UFC Middleweight Champion in defeating Yoel Romero in a unanimous decision. The win brings Adesanya to a perfect record of 19-0-0 (14 KOs). In the past two years he has become one of the faces of the UFC not only because of his performance in the ring (which his record speaks for itself). But Adesanya also known as The Last Stylebender has the personality that matches his star talent. Check out the road to Adesanya rise to the top of the UFC in this video.Continue reading
I’m going to start trying to highlight the next generation of Nigerian athletes every Wednesday with this Player To Watch series. For this week, we’ll start with the NFL. The NFL Draft is coming up next month (pending any changes given the current climate in the world) and teams are preparing to find the next stars to join their teams. The best cornerback in the 2020 class is Jeff Okudah from The Ohio State University. He is a complete cornerback and one of the best overall prospects in this draft class. Most mock drafts have Okudah as a top 10 draft pick. While some even have Okudah going in the top 5. Okudah definitely has the ability to make an immediate impact during his rookie season.Continue reading
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As of part of Under Armour new campaign The Only Way Is Through, current WBO, IBF, & WBA Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua shares his story of overcoming. We learn a lot about ourselves during failures. It was great to see that Joshua was comfortable enough to talk about one of the lowest moments in his professional boxing career. However, like any champion, the lost only made him stronger and he was able to triumph in the rematch to get back his championship title belts.Continue reading
For Black History Month 2020, Nike NYC and OkayAfrica collaborated together to put on a basketball exhibition matchup between Nigeria and Ghana. The team included entertainers from both Nigeria and Ghana respectively. Of course Nigeria won the game. Lastly, shout out to the folks at Nike NYC and OkayAfrica for continuing to put the Diaspora on the map on a major scale with this event.
Maybe next year Ghana.