A little over seven years later, Mohammed won another championship in the same building.
Mohammed and his San Antonio Spurs beat Tayshaun Prince's Detroit Pistons 4-games-to-3 to win the NBA Championship Series. It was the Spurs third NBA championship in seven years, but the first for big Nazr.
As the Spurs were putting the finishing touches on game seven, Mohammed said he was feeling, "Absolute fear! Because when you're that close, and when your winning....all I could think about was how good Detroit was. I just wanted it so bad. I was scared! I didn't want to lose it, and I'm just so happy right now that we got it."
"They were a great opponent," Mohammed said, "but it's ours. It's all ours!"
After Kentucky won the NCAA title in 1998 in San Antonio, Mohammed kissed the national championship trophy. During the victory celebration in the Spurs lockerroom, Mohammed clutched the national championship trophy and says he kissed it "about 10 times."
"I'm one of the luckiest men on earth," he said. "I'm one of the luckiest players in the NBA. I got traded here to a great team and win a championship....it's unbelievable!"
Mohammed was traded from the New York Knicks to the Spurs back in February. He immediately found a spot in the Spurs starting lineup to supplement Tim Duncan in the low post. The Spurs had to go to a smaller lineup against the Pistons, so Mohammed didn't play as much as he did during the regular season or earlier in the playoffs, but he says it didn't matter because Duncan didn't need any help.
"He (Duncan) just became a monster," Nazr said. "I mean, he took over. He was finishing, getting and-1's, getting every board....everyone just followed him and chipped in behind him, and that's why we're here."
At one point during the victory celebration, a reporter asked Mohammed what it felt like to get an NCAA championship and now an NBA championship. Mohammed quickly corrected the reporter and said he had "two" NCAA championships, but said, "That was then. This is now, and I need more. I need more!"