“I’m very, very honored and proud to be here,” said Hakeem Olajuwon before the game.
During the game, the fans of Houston showed how proud they were of him.
The Rockets honored Olajuwon Tuesday night, playing this tribute video after the third quarter in their 128-104 win against the Orlando Magic. The fans couldn’t get to their feet fast enough once it was over, giving Olajuwon a long and loud standing ovation.
Take a look.
Olajuwon also spoke with us before the game, answering questions ranging from his favorite memories in Houston to President Donald Trump and the current political climate regarding Muslims.