A woman who says Houston Rockets center Akeem Olajuwon broke his promise to marry her after she became pregnant to prove she could bear him children is suing the basketball superstar for unspecified damages.

Lita Spencer, a Rice University graduate who gave birth last month to a daughter, claims Olajuwon promised in July 1987 to marry her. The suit claims he gave her a ring to celebrate and announced the engagement to family, friends and business associates.