In an interview with sport360.com, Houston Rockets’ legend and two-time NBA champion Hakeem Olajuwon was asked who he would have on his all-time roster and for the power forward positions he selected San Antonio Spurs’ forward Tim Duncan:
Following on from those two, Olajuwon picks San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan and “The Mailman” (’cause he always delivered of course) Karl Malone for the power forward position, stating you “can’t go wrong with these two”.
This is a huge compliment for Duncan coming from one of the greatest big man to ever play the game. Like Olajuwon, Duncan has great foot-work in the paint and is a defensive nightmare for any opposing team.
I can’t help to wonder how awesome would’ve it been to see these two players going face-to-face in the prime of their careers? Who do you think would have won this match-up?