See which former Houston Rockets were on the historic list


Founded in 1967 in San Diego before moving to Houston in 1971, the Rockets are clearly one of the NBA’s flagship franchises. With 2,286 wins and 2,074 losses, the team’s 0.529 winning clip entering the 2021-22 season ranks eighth among the league’s 30 active clubs, and they are one of 11 teams with multiple championships ( 1994, 1995).

As such, it should come as no surprise to see Houston well represented by more than 10 former players on the historic NBA 75 roster. The NBA 75 is the official 75th anniversary team of the league, honoring the 75 plus great players in the history of the league selected by a panel of media and former and current players, coaches, general managers and team leaders. (Due to a tie vote, there were ultimately 76 named players.)

When it comes to portrayal by the Rockets, some are all-time franchise legends like Hakeem Olajuwon, James Harden, Moses Malone, and Clyde Drexler. Others are the ones who just spent a season, like Russell Westbrook, Scottie Pippen and Carmelo Anthony.

In alphabetical order, here’s a look at the players on the NBA 75 roster who have played for the Rockets at some point during their brilliant playing careers. The big names related to Houston who weren’t on the list included Dwight Howard, Tracy McGrady and Dikembe Mutombo.

Editor’s Note: Detailed information on the careers in Houston for many of these players can be found in our new roster of All-Time Rockets..

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