To honor the 1994 and 1995 NBA Champions Houston Rockets, NBA TV is premiering Clutch City on Monday, June 8 at 9 p.m. ET. The documentary features Rockets legends Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler, Kenny Smith and Robert Horry, along with head coach Rudy Tomjanovich. On a conference call Wednesday, Horry—a seven-time NBA Champion—spoke about what it meant to bring Houston its first and second professional sports titles and how today’s Rockets have personified the “Clutch City” nickname for H-Town:

“Houston has had so many great sports franchises, they’ve always been right there on the cusp of winning championships. But to come into Houston and be on that Rockets team – they had been to the Finals before but never had a chance to lift that trophy up – to be on that team and be able to lift that trophy and give the city of Houston its first championship was amazing.”

 

“Especially for me, because you know a lot guys get drafted, but not many guys get drafted by the team they really want to play for. That was really fortunate for me that the team saw something in me and drafted me and put me in the position that I was in. I have to say again, to be drafted by a team you really want to go to, to play with Hakeem Olajuwon and to win that first championship for the city – it was amazing.”

 

 

“I think people still talk about that period today. Especially now with the Rockets coming back from 3-1 against the Clippers, they started really talking about Clutch City. You know how clutch was that, on the 20 year anniversary of the ’95 Houston Rockets.”

Watch the trailer for Clutch City below: