Who is your favorite athlete? Notice I say athlete, singular. I'm sure we can all name multiple people, but let's keep it ultra exclusive here. It can be from any sport, any team, any time, anyone...but just make it one. Mine is Hakeem Olajuwon. In Houston, we only have two professional sports championships, and they were both delivered by the Rockets. Plus, basketball was my game growing up. Hakeem is probably the best athlete the city of Houston has ever seen.