Olajuwon Excited to Train Knicks’ Stoudemire
Hakeem Olajuwon remembers the enthusiasm and hard work New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire put into their low-post classes last summer in Texas.
That is why Professor Olajuwon felt terrible when Stoudemire endured an injury-wracked season, playing in just 29 regular-season games and coming back rusty for the Knicks’ final four playoff contests.
That is why the legendary Rockets center can’t wait to get Stoudemire back to his Sugarland, Texas, ranch in August for another weeklong session at Hakeem University, work with him more on his low-post game and get him back to reaching his potential
“He put in so much work, was excited and so confident,” Olajuwon told The Post by phone from his winter home in Amman, Jordan. “To see he didn’t get a chance to really show it, I felt very bad for him. I felt for him this season because of how hard he worked. He looked so much forward to the season but with injuries he didn’t get a chance to show what he learned last summer.”