Hall of Fame Paintings
CLASS OF 2020
It’s classic Rudy T. Courtside. Yelling out instructions. Right hand up while gesturing to make his point during Game Four of the 1995 NBA Finals when he led the Houston Rockets to their second title in a row, then sprinted around the court in celebration with his players that night.
“Rudy was great TV,’’ Otterstad said. “He’s a very apoplectic, energetic coach to watch on the sideline. He was almost his own form of entertainment because he was so into those moments.’’
And up in the right-hand corner? Look closely and there’s a ghosted Rudy T in front of a microphone during the post-win interview when he uttered those eight iconic words - “Don’t ever underestimate the heart of a champion.’’