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Coming this fall! 30 for 30: Phi Slama Jama

Featuring Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler.

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The University of Houston Cougars men's basketball team, A.K.A. Phi Slama Jama, is getting an ESPN 30 for 30. Finally.

Phi Slama Jama was the nickname of the Cougars in the early 1980s, when it played a big role in influencing modern basketball. The team has been rightly credited with making basketball more exciting.

Both Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler played for the team in college and will be featured.

The doc was directed by Houston native Chip Rives. He says he wants to show another perspective on the Cougars and their coach, Guy V. Lewis.

"It's a story about a guy who was a pioneer and a rebel who bucked the system and had a vision," Rives said. "He treated his players like men and was tough, but he showed a respect that, I think, was unique for that era. He let kids be themselves.

"People know about Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler, but he also had players like Eric Davis, the captain of the 1982 team, who became a Chicago police officer. It was the way he molded guys like Reid Gettys and David Rose that is what the story of Phi Slama Jama is all about."