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Hakeem Olajuwon Playing 'Big Brother' Role To LeBron James

Apparently Hakeem Olajuwon is helping someone else's dream, although it's not that the best overall player in the NBA needs any help. Or at least, that's what you would think. But not even a year and a half after they first met, Fox Sports' Chris Tommason writes that LeBron has not only found a new mentor and "big brother" figure in Olajuwon, but he's also found someone to help his post moves.

Tommason writes, "James had heard about Olajuwon working with Lakers guard Kobe Bryant in 2009. So when the Heat lost the NBA Finals last spring to Dallas, James wanted to do everything he could to improve his game. James, a 6-foot-8, 250-pounder who nearly every night has a physical advantage over opposing small forwards, knew he had to improve his post game. And what better place to turn than to Olajuwon, who had perhaps the best post moves of any big man ever to play the game."

"I knew he recorded everything we worked on," Olajuwon said. "I know he's practiced it. I can see that. But the comfort level, when you get into the competition, you start playing to your strengths, which is more of (an) outside (game). I see him post up. But I still see a lot of opportunities there. He's not capitalizing as much as he should. He needs more of a refresher course where he can become more comfortable. I see him (improving his post game), but he needs more time."

Apparently the best will continue to get better.

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