Shaq and Olajuwon’s Game 1 battle in the 1995 NBA Finals deserves a deep rewind

  • Опубликовано: 23 февраля 2019
  • The 1995 Finals had a ton of star power - a very young Shaq and Penny for the top seeded Orlando Magic, Hakeem and Drexler having a mini Phi Slama Jama reunion in Houston, and Horace Grant's extremely awesome rec specs. And while the series didn't deliver as a whole, Game 1 was a roller coaster, if a roller coaster could go off the tracks because of four missed free throws in a row.

    Written and produced by Mike Imhoff
    Shot by Joe Ali
    Edited by Ryan Simmons


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  • Steven Tucker
    Steven Tucker  23 часов назад

    That Rockets team got so many clutch players. Insane.

    • the jester
      the jester  3 дней назад

      What a great video :)

      • Darth Maul
        Darth Maul  4 дней назад

        the Dream was the best player in this finals...

        • JägermeisterCGN
          JägermeisterCGN  4 дней назад

          I didn´t know big shot Rob was already big shot Rob back then.

          • SLEdwards
            SLEdwards  1 недель назад

            I’ll never forget this game. At the time, both Nick Anderson and Gary Payton were my favourite players in the NBA. After this game, only Gary stood. Nick never redeemed himself in my eyes and I never really liked or followed him again.

            • Jay Towerz
              Jay Towerz  1 недель назад

              how mj change numbers mid series?

              • Steve Steele
                Steve Steele  1 недель назад

                Great video! Really well done. I watched Hakeem’s entire career, year after year and this seems like yesterday. Too bad we didn’t meet the Bulls though. That would have been one for the ages. And yeah, we could have beat them, just like Orlando did.

                • Sneezy-E
                  Sneezy-E  1 недель назад

                  I’m pretty sure that Shaq going to the Magic was the reason the Grizzlies and Raptors were barred from receiving the no 1 pick for a few years after their expansion

                  • Shin Gozira
                    Shin Gozira  2 недель назад

                    Sounds almost like the Thunder with a team of what could have been, but never was.

                    • John Mayes
                      John Mayes  2 недель назад

                      1984 was a great draft

                      • John Mayes
                        John Mayes  2 недель назад

                        I always wondered what would of happened if webber and Shaq would of played together

                        • kewltony
                          kewltony  1 недель назад


                      • John Mayes
                        John Mayes  2 недель назад

                        Hakeem is the best center to me he schools Shaq in these finails

                        • B. Weatherspoon
                          B. Weatherspoon  2 недель назад

                          Robert Horry, the guy who somehow finds his way on every team going to the championship and hit the biggest shot of the night

                          • pyramid architect
                            pyramid architect  2 недель назад

                            The only reason Orlando even makes it to the finals and Houston even wins 1 ring is because Jordan retires we all know this except for delusional Houston Rocket fans.

                            • Zer0 Pulse
                              Zer0 Pulse  3 недель назад

                              just ONE freethrow made will be ok... just ONE!!!

                              • Glitter
                                Glitter  3 недель назад

                                This is the is the Islam playbook: Muslims begin moving to non-Muslim countries in increasing numbers and the beginning of cultural conflicts are visible, though often subtle. First migration wave to non-Muslim “host” country. Appeal for humanitarian tolerance from the host society. Attempts to portray Islam as a peaceful & Muslims as victims of misunderstanding and racism (even though Islam is not a ‘race’). High Muslim birth rate in host country increase Muslim population. Mosques used to spread Islam and dislike of host country & culture. Calls to criminalize “Islamophobia” as a hate crime. Threatened legal action for perceived discrimination. Offers of “interfaith dialogue” to indoctrinate non-Muslims. How many nations are suffering from Islamic infiltration? One? A handful? Nearly every nation? The Islamic ‘leadership” of the Muslim Brotherhood and others wish to dissolve each nation’s sovereignty and replace it with the global imposition of Islamic sharia law. Sharia law, based on the koran, sira and hadith, condemns liberty and forbids equality and is inconsistent with the laws of all Western nations. As the author and historian Serge Trifkovic states: “The refusal of the Western elite class to protect their nations from jihadist infiltration is the biggest betrayal in history.” STAGE 2: CONSOLIDATION OF POWER Muslim immigrants and host country converts continue demands for accommodation in employment, education, social services, financing and courts. Proselytizing increases; Establishment and Recruitment of Jihadi cells. Efforts to convert alienated segments of the population to Islam. Revisionist efforts to Islamize history. Efforts to destroy historic evidence that reveal true Islamism. Increased anti-western propaganda and psychological warfare. Efforts to recruit allies who share similar goals (communists, anarchists). Attempts to indoctrinate children to Islamist viewpoint. Increased efforts to intimidate, silence and eliminate non-Muslims. Efforts to introduce blasphemy and hate laws in order to silence critics. Continued focus on enlarging Muslim population by increasing Muslim births and immigration. Use of charities to recruit supporters and fund jihad. Covert efforts to bring about the destruction of host society from within. Development of Muslim political base in non-Muslim host society. Islamic Financial networks fund political growth, acquisition of land. Highly visible assassination of critics aimed to intimidate opposition. Tolerance of non-Muslims diminishes. Greater demands to adopt strict Islamic conduct. Clandestine amassing of weapons and explosives in hidden locations. Overt disregard/rejection of non-Muslim society’s legal system, culture. Efforts to undermine and destroy power base of non-Muslim religions including and especially Jews and Christians. Is there a pattern here? Theo van Gogh is murdered in the Netherlands for ‘insulting’ Islam; the Organization of the Islamic Conference demands ‘anti-blasphemy’ laws through the United Nations; France is set afire regularly by ‘youths’ (read Muslims); the rise of (dis-) honor killings…holocaust denial…anti-Semitism…deception re the tenets of Islam; hatred toward Christians and Jews and Hindus and Buddhists. The pattern for all to see is the rise of Islamic intolerance and the covert/cultural jihad to remake host societies into sharia-compliant worlds – to remove host sovereignty and replace it with Islamic sharia law. Sharia law that condemns earthly liberty and individual freedom, that forbids equality among faiths and between the sexes, that rejects the concept of nations outside the global house of Islam, that of dar al-Islam.

                                • Chris Frausto
                                  Chris Frausto  4 недель назад

                                  Did Olajuwon have 29 points at 3:17 or 20...

                                  • Demetrius Middleton
                                    Demetrius Middleton  4 недель назад

                                    " number 45 doesn't explode like number 23 used to" - so he changed jerseys to 23 and torched them the next game!!🤣🤣🤣petty

                                    • Mohid Hussain
                                      Mohid Hussain  1 месяцев назад

                                      get mad at me if you want, but hakeem is the goat

                                      • Jimmi Stone
                                        Jimmi Stone  1 месяцев назад

                                        Save our Sonics

                                        • JaronZ
                                          JaronZ  1 месяцев назад

                                          Do game 7 of Celtics Lakers. The one where the refs let LA shoot 1000 FT in the 4th quarter.

                                          • Mark Perez
                                            Mark Perez  2 месяцев назад

                                            Theoretically, if a 70 percent FT shooter takes 4 free throws, there is a .8 percent chance of said person missing all of them
                                            (.3x.3x.3x.3=.0081) Shaq on the other hand, would have a 5.3 percent chance of doing the same. If you were curious.

                                            • John Bonini
                                              John Bonini  2 месяцев назад

                                              7:38 The Juice is loose!

                                              • amare1cro
                                                amare1cro  2 месяцев назад

                                                Same game as 2011 game 2 of the finals.

                                                A young team runs the old one off the floor, but its lead melts down. They unbelievably go down by 3. A great inbounds play allows them to tie the game on a 3 by Scott/Chalmers, almost defeating karma. But they lose to a game winner under 3 seconds to go by a star player of old team.

                                                Old team wins the series as young team mentally collapses.

                                                • zaxapitsa
                                                  zaxapitsa  2 месяцев назад

                                                  amazing work. Congrats. and thanks.

                                                  • Baste Pillai
                                                    Baste Pillai  2 месяцев назад

                                                    They dont call Dennis Scott 3D for nothing

                                                    • C S
                                                      C S  2 месяцев назад

                                                      Shaq and Chris Webber would've been nasty though 👀

                                                      • JYPark Productions
                                                        JYPark Productions  2 месяцев назад

                                                        2:52 "who they then, in turn" redundant

                                                        • Randy Morehouse
                                                          Randy Morehouse  2 месяцев назад

                                                          Hakeem was awesome!! He also never really had to dribble either cause he was allowed to take 5 steps with being called for traveling

                                                          • jocriss
                                                            jocriss  2 месяцев назад

                                                            Imagine if POR won the toss in 1984. They would have Hakeem and Clyde.

                                                            • inutero10
                                                              inutero10  2 месяцев назад

                                                              The death of the potential Magic dynasty.

                                                              • Chris M
                                                                Chris M  1 месяцев назад

                                                                If the Magic had won they probably wouldn't have been as hesitant to give Shaq the contract he wanted.

                                                            • MickyAvStickyHands
                                                              MickyAvStickyHands  2 месяцев назад

                                                              There is only one set of Twin Towers and they played for the Spurs. So dominate, in fact, that the actual Twin Towers in NYC had to bow out in between Spurs championship runs.

                                                              • Lolillol
                                                                Lolillol  2 месяцев назад

                                                                Houston should’ve won it was an offensive inteference

                                                                • phreak811
                                                                  phreak811  2 месяцев назад

                                                                  Shheeeeet. You could do a whole rewinder on Big Shot Bob

                                                                  • Henry 717
                                                                    Henry 717  2 месяцев назад

                                                                    Do a rewinder on that NCSU dunk

                                                                    • TheSBleeder
                                                                      TheSBleeder  2 месяцев назад

                                                                      Shaq didn't mature into a great player until he met Phil Jackson with the Lakers.

                                                                      • Eli Victorio
                                                                        Eli Victorio  3 месяцев назад

                                                                        9:17 29 points on the audio but 20 points in the video

                                                                        • akvalues
                                                                          akvalues  3 месяцев назад

                                                                          THE DREAM IS THE SECOND BEST CENTER EVER AFTER KAREEM.

                                                                          • Wario's Gold Coin
                                                                            Wario's Gold Coin  3 месяцев назад

                                                                            Shaq's Orlando Magic days was awesome. Sure Shaw have had a legendary career and all, but I many times wish he coiuld have had them all in Magic.
                                                                            Even Shaq admits he wish that he could have all that if he had stayed with the Magic. To bad tho that Penny & Kobe both could not accept the formula of "Jing & Jang" as that combination was reviewed by many coaches & experts that if that system would have worked, Shaq's team(s) could have won a lot of more championships as that system was near unbeatble, only surpassed by the triangle system by Phil Jackson. Penny & Kobe wanted to be the star of attention instead of a two-star system with Shaq. Sure Shaq wanted to be a big star as well but he was a fine team player who chared the spotlight and also very liked as a person by most players in NBA.

                                                                            • Aiden M.
                                                                              Aiden M.  3 месяцев назад

                                                                              Houston will always be the team that was good but not good enough..... sucks man

                                                                              • Poon Nga Teng
                                                                                Poon Nga Teng  3 месяцев назад

                                                                                Is okajuwon’s finger broken at 07:39 ?

                                                                                • INTROVERT OMEGA
                                                                                  INTROVERT OMEGA  3 месяцев назад

                                                                                  Voice over says 29 points
                                                                                  Screen says 20 points

                                                                                  • Noah Palin
                                                                                    Noah Palin  3 месяцев назад

                                                                                    Hakeem had more talent and class than Shaq.

                                                                                    • The Ferryman
                                                                                      The Ferryman  3 месяцев назад

                                                                                      The series that destroyed Nick Anderson....

                                                                                      • mxsxkxcrc
                                                                                        mxsxkxcrc  3 месяцев назад

                                                                                        Game 1 doesn't "set the tone." Incredibly, it means one team has to win 3 games to win the series and the other has to win 4. That's why the loser of game 1 most often loses the series. Tone has nothing to do with it.

                                                                                        • Gregorio Vargas
                                                                                          Gregorio Vargas  3 месяцев назад

                                                                                          Dude when you went in on Phi Slamma Jamma I felt like I was watching a multimillion dollar documentary. Your a great Narrator man natural Talent. Whoever did the background music ...masterful. Your editors are on point this was a good piece of work.-
                                                                                          “Who are you? :I am the guy that does his job you must be the other guy- Mark Walbergh Da Retardad .

                                                                                          • spinner90
                                                                                            spinner90  3 месяцев назад

                                                                                            Orlando starting off fast in Game one of the finals, then losing game one along with the next three reminded me a lot of the Tampa Bay Lightning this past postseason for the NHL. The Lightning jumped out to a 3-0 lead in Game one over Columbus, but the Jackets came back, won and never stopped, ending Tampa's season in a sweep. The Bolts also won the Presidents' Trophy for most overall points during the regular season, so they had the team in place to compete for the cup. This Magic team had the potential to win it all in '95. These Florida teams have so much in common.

                                                                                            • spinner90
                                                                                              spinner90  3 месяцев назад

                                                                                              This entire video made me feel like I was watching something from 1980