The G.O.A.T. Rocket, Hakeem Olajuwon lost his college mentor, Moses Malone, who might be the runner-up for that title. On Sunday, Moses passed away at 60 years old.
Sports reporter David Nuño, of ABC13 KTRK-TV in Houston, spoke with Hakeem about the three-time NBA MVP and Hall of Fame. Olajuwon heard about Malone’s passing from his brother and was shocked.
Olajuwon says "Moses was my mentor. Before I even played on the court in college. I had the opportunity to watch him and play against him."— David Nuño (@DavidNunoABC13) September 15, 2015
Olajuwon told Nuño that Malone is underrated among the greats. Saying that when the NBA pays tribute to great players, they overlook him. The interview shifted from the Rockets' past, to the 2015 Rockets. Nuño asked Olajuwon about the Rockets chances of winning the NBA championship.
Olajuwon on 2015 #Rockets: the west is so tough but we took right steps to compete at that level. They know they have an opportunity to win"— David Nuño (@DavidNunoABC13) September 15, 2015
More Olajuwon on current Rockets: "the team that beat them won for finals, wasn't Bc necessarily Bc they were better. It was about maturing.— David Nuño (@DavidNunoABC13) September 15, 2015
More Hakeem interviews please.