Olajuwon Sees LeBron Putting Lessons To Use
Hakeem Olajuwon watched LeBron James’ 45-point, 15-rebound performance in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.
"You look at a lot of the moves, and it was unbelievable to watch," said Olajuwon, speaking Monday by phone from Jordan. "The way they were executed it was a joy to watch because I know that we worked on that, and to see him using it at a most crucial time. He is in a comfort zone, and he is doing it how he is supposed to do it."
Olajuwon spoke with James after the Heat’s Game 4 win over Indiana that knotted up the East semifinal series at 2-2.
"I just encouraged him to feel relaxed and feel comfortable and just be himself, and he must play his game," Olajuwon said. "He's unbelievable how he's handled all the pressure, and now he's playing well at the right time. I have to give him a tremendous amount of credit for his demeanor with all that pressure.
"I don't know how you stop him. I am very impressed with what he has accomplished this season."