Founded in 1994 by Dennis Page, SLAM magazine blended hoops with the hip hop culture it belonged to. The rest is history. Now, the "Basketball Bible" has come to 19nine with two commemorative issues available for purchase. Respect the Game.
In the early '80s the University of Houston basketball team became the most popular fraternity in college basketball history. "Texas' Tallest Fraternity" also known as Phi Slama Jama were led by Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler. The Cougars not only electrified college basketball by making three straight NCAA Final Four appearances (1982-84), but they also helped transform the game itself under head coach Guy V. Lewis.
"Sometimes the best teams don't even get to the Final Four, let alone play for the title. We got there. We didn't win it, but Guy Lewis and those teams were some of the best teams that I have ever been around in college basketball. Our show was like being with the Beatles. We had the "Greatest Show on Earth" and even though we never won the championship, people knew who the best team was."