“Billy Paultz, if you’re going to flop I might as well hit you for real”: When a rookie Hakeem Olajuwon slapped the Jazz big man mid-game during the 1985 playoffs

During the deciding game of the 1985 playoffs series, a 22-year-old Hakeem Olajuwon slapped Utah Jazz’s Billy Paultz mid-game. Hakeem Olajuwon wasn’t a hothead on the court. The Houston Rockets legend barely got into any altercations throughout the course of…