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Houston Rockets Legend Hakeem Olajuwon Is Getting Into The FroYo Business

He’ll open an outpost of Red Mango in Mont Belvieu

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Hall of Famer and FroYo magnate in the making
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Since he retired from the NBA in 2002, former Houston Rockets star and Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon hasn’t been in the headlines too often. But come later this year, you could be running into him in the Houston area at his brand new frozen yogurt shop.

The Houston Chronicle reports that Olajuwon will open a franchised outpost of Red Mango in Mont Belvieu, just a quick 30-minute drive away from Houston proper. "Quality of life is everything to me and it was important that I work with a brand that shares those same principles and values," said Olajuwon in a statement announcing the new location.

Since ending his record-breaking career in the NBA, Olajuwon has been a successful real estate magnate in Houston, reportedly doing more than $100 million in property deals across the city. The purchase of a Red Mango franchise marks Olajuwon’s first foray into the restaurant business.

Olajuwon’s outpost of Red Mango is set to debut in Mont Belvieu “later this spring.” No word yet on whether you’ll be able to snag an autograph from the legendary baller on opening day.