Thrillist saw fit to grill retired NBA C Hakeem Olajuwon about his newly launched “The Dr34m” fashion line, though it’s doubtful the former Rockets icon had a prior hint he was gonna receive such Narduwar-esque treatment (thanks to David Williams for the link)
You’re an entrepreneur. Have you ever thought of making an after-workout drink called the Dream Shake, and what would be in it?
Really, no. I’ve thought about an actual milkshake. But your idea is better. I like vanilla and strawberry. With banana. You’ve gotta be creative.
How else do you apply the Dream Shake to your life?
A classic example of that is fashion. Take cashmere. It’s a formal fabric, sports coats, overcoats. I’d bring it down, make it casual. But it’s cashmere. People aren’t used to seeing it in a casual environment. That’s a Dream Shake. Shaking from formal to informal.
So misdirection is key to your style off the court?
Yes. The key to fashion is, you don’t want to look like you’re trying. You’ve gotta be natural. But what you throw on is making a huge statement without you talking. That’s the Dream Shake. Or you could call that a crossover.
Have you ever thought about making Phi Slamma Pajammas?
No, but I am going to do the Dream House collection. A lot of bedspreads, towels. But this is a good idea that you gave me, I’m adding it to the collection. That’s what’s so good about building your own brand. Any good idea, you can add it to the collection. That’s the creativity.
When Nene came into the league, everyone compared him to you. How did you feel about that?
Who is he?
He’s a Brazilian player, for the Nuggets.
I don’t know, I’m not familiar with him. You have to hurry up now because my battery is dying.
Okay, real quick then: did you ever play the video game NBA Jam?