BASKETBALL: THE DREAM IS AGAIN SWEET FOR THE ROCKETS

HOUSTON'S OLAJUWON UPSTAGES ORLANDO'S SHAQ IN THE FINALS

When Shaquille O'Neal was little -- 6 ft. 11 in. or so -- he sneaked through a back door of the HemisFair Arena in San Antonio, Texas, to get the autograph of his favorite player, center Hakeem ("the Dream") Olajuwon of the Houston Rockets. It was the first time that the 16-year-old O'Neal had met Olajuwon, who was 26 at the time. "I was just a kid then," says Shaq, "with no money, no clothes, no car, no nothing." Olajuwon obliged, as he almost always does, and Shaq has kept the autograph to this day.

They met again last week, of...

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