Hakeem's helping hand
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Birmingham youngsters train with NBA star Hakeem 'The Dream'

One of the greatest players in American basketball history, Hakeem Olajuwon, has moved to Birmingham and is coaching children.

Nicknamed 'The Dream', Olajuwon won back-to-back championships with the Houston Rockets and an Olympic gold medal for the USA.

Now retired, he has moved his family to the UK and is already helping a small, financially struggling basketball club in Nechells, Birmingham.

BBC Midlands Today reporter Peter Wilson went to meet him.

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