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Tim Duncan vs. Hakeem Olajuwon

A lifetime Rockets fan takes on J.R. Wilco (a one-time Rockets fan) in a friendly conversation about who was better between Tim and Hakeem

NBA: Playoffs-San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

In case you didn’t know, I wasn’t always a Spurs fan. I grew up in Houston and rooted for the hometown team through my youth. Then, at the end of his career, the Rockets front office jettisoned their legend, and I parted ways with the organization. I’ll save the story of how I became a Spurs fan for another day, but suffice to say that I’m glad that PATFO treated Timmy right all the way to the end.

Anyway, one of my fellow native Houstonians, who also grew up loving the Rockets, likes conversing about things as much as I do, and he’s been wanting to debate Hakeem vs Tim with me since we first met. And we’re finally doing it.

This is an ongoing conversation. Please check back to see how it goes.

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