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Catching up with Hakeem Olajuwon

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Emirates Business 24-7 caught up with The Dream recently to discuss his Islamic faith and how he goes about living in Jordan with his family.  Interestingly enough, Olajuwon answered a question or two about how fasting during Ramadan affected his playing career.

"At the beginning of my career, when my team-mates heard I was fasting during the season they thought it would affect my game and were concerned," explains the 12-time All-Star. "But when they saw that it actually made me better there was a lot of admiration and intrigue: 'How can you play at this level without drinking water, when you must need water and must be thirsty' they would ask."

According to the article, Olajuwon's statistics actually improved during Ramadan.  You learn something new every day.