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Houston Rockets Ready for 45th Anniversary Season | Top 10 Rockets Moments

Published on December 6th, 2011 by Astramskas, David | 1,804 views

Yao is gone.  Tmac gone.  Hakeem & Clutch City are long gone and the only semi exciting news coming out of H-Town right now is possibility of getting Nene or Sam Dalembert.  That buzz isn’t going to compete with the Dwight or Chris Paul rumors but it’s the situation the Rockets are in going into their 45th season.   The following is a piece about the 45 year celebration followed by a few of my favorite Houston Rocket moments.


From NBA.com/Rockets / Written by Jason Friedman

HOUSTON - What’s in a number? At its core, its worth stems solely from whatever value we choose to assign it.

What, then, of the number 45? For a Rockets franchise about to embark upon its 45th anniversary season, it is a number that is, quite literally, all-encompassing.

It is San Diego, Sampson’s shot and Elie’s kiss of death all rolled into one.

It is 22 in a row, 94-95 and 13 in 35.

It is a hallowed history of Hall of Fame big men spanning from Elvin Hayes to Moses Malone to Hakeem Olajuwon, all the way up to the titanic, 7-6, monolith of a man who will undoubtedly follow their footsteps to Springfield after having made his mark as the player who helped make basketball a truly global game.

It is a number that shows just how far this franchise has come. And at its core beats the heart of a champion.

For those reasons and so many more the Rockets have chosen to ring in the club’s 45th anniversary season with a celebration of the team’s rich history and tradition. You can already bear witness to the new look on our website and you’ll soon see similar branding throughout the city of Houston as well.

What’s in a number? In this case, it represents a storied history, unforgettable moments and a long list of amazing accomplishments. Most importantly of all, it signifies a sparkling past that motivates, drives and emboldens us all to tirelessly work in order to ensure an even brighter future to come.

And milestones such as those are always worth celebrating.

Originally published at http://www.nba.com/rockets/news/rockets_ready__embark_upon_4_2011_11_30.html


If you are a Rocket fan or just a general NBA fan you might be thinking the following is the worst Rockets tribute ever but i’m not a Rockets fan and I was actually a huge Orlando Magic fan when the Rockets swept them so you wont be seeing any footage of that finals.  Yes, I am also friends with Robert Horry but that’s not why he appears as often as he does, it’s because I actually feel he’s one of the most underrated players of the 90s.

Horry’s Forgotten Clutch Performance Not Enough to Beat the Sonics

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TMac Scores 13 Points in 33 Seconds

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Barkley puts up 30pts and 23rebs Against the LA Lakers

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Yao Plays Shaq For the 1st Time (2003)

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Hakeem Dominates MVP David Robinson in the 95 playoffs

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Vernon Maxwell Scores 30 points in 4th Quarter (50 Total) in 1991
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Tmac Posterizes Shawn Bradley in the playoffs

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Steve Francis at NBA Dunk Contest (Year Vince Won)

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Clyde Drexler Flirts with a Quadruple Double at Age 34

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Yao Schools a Young Dwight Howard

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Young Robert Horry The Dunker

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