The Rockets were founded in 1967 in San Diego, before moving to Houston in 1971. Moses Malone won two MVP trophies as a Rocket in 1979 and 1981. Under his leadership the Rockets reached the Finals in 1981, losing to Larry Bird’s Boston Celtics.
Three years later, the Rockets would draft Hakeem Olajuwon who would lead the team to two consecutive titles in 1994 and 1995. The all-time leader in blocked shots, Olajuwon is the franchise’s greatest ever player. Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming never reached the heights that Rockets fans would have hoped for in the 2000s and now the burden sits heavily on James Harden’s shoudlers and beard.
Houston has a Harden problem. Tom Hall takes a look around the league and makes the case for teams that should move in for one of the league’s most polarising stars.
With gamers abuzz with the new Xbox and Playstation, Thomas Lamming checks in with the top 10 NBA players and how it matches up with real life
Daryl Morey found love (and success) in a hopeless place. The Rockets may have not won a championship, but Morey’s impact on the entire NBA has been huge.
Matthew Wellington and Mike Miller discuss whether the Bucks can build a team fit for Giannis Antetokounmpo, what’s next for the Houston Rockets and more.
The Houston Rockets needed two bigs to make the Twin Towers of the 1980s. And whilst one tower, Hakeem Olajuwon, went on to win two titles In H-Town, the other tower has been widely forgotten.
One week on from the trade deadline, and the initial thoughts about who won it this year has changed slightly, according to Tom Hall
Behind Daryl Morey the Houston Rockets changed the game, placing an emphasis on getting the best out of James Harden. Now with Russell Westbrook on the team, they have changed again.
Mike Miller and Tom Hall get together to sift through some of the biggest trades of the 2020 NBA deadline, including the blockbuster trade between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors
Moves have been made, but the bigger trades are yet to be made. Tom Hall breaks down some 3s and 4s that could be next