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Hakeem Olajuwon on Moses Malone, Rockets title hopes

Hakeem Olajuwon talks about the sad passing of his mentor, Moses Malone and the Rockets chances of winning the championship in the deep Western Conference.

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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 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.

More Hakeem interviews please.