Get the Blackhawks Championship Package  Give the Gift of SI Home

Hoops Style Through the Years

Phi Slamma Jamma

Phi Slamma Jamma
Click on any of the images below to launch a full gallery:
Phil Slamma Jamma was the catchy nickname for the University of Houston men's basketball team in the early '80s. The team featured high-flying dunkers Clyde Drexler, Larry Micheaux, Benny Anders, Michael Young and Akeem (now Hakeem) Olajuwon. The Cougars made the Final Four each year between 1982 and 1984, but lost the 1983 championship game to N.C. State and the 1984 finale to Georgetown.
Photo: Richard Mackson/SI
Hot Topics: Sammy Watkins NFL Draft Rick Adelman NFL Questions Aaron Hernandez Donald Trump
TM & © 2013 Time Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved. Terms under which this service is provided to you. Read our privacy guidelines and ad choices.
SI CoverRead All ArticlesBuy Cover Reprint