11/12/2012 08:26 am ET

An Oral History Of Hakeem Olajuwon, Ralph Sampson, And The 1980s Houston Rockets

Ralph Sampson spoke briefly at a press conference one day before being inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He mentioned hearing people say that he'd disappeared of late. "How could a 7-foot-4 person disappear?" he asked. How indeed?

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