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When did you start following the Rockets?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Trackball, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. donnie25od

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    I became a fan in Jan 1991 after going to my first Rockets game in person. It was when they were playing the Bulls and Olajuwon took that elbow from hell. I think it was Cartwright--It gave Larry Smith an oppurtunity to rebound the ball everytime down the floor, but it sucked hard to lose Hakeem for so long.
     
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    The day they drafted Hakeem.
     
  3. VooDooPope

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    Mid 70's growing up. I put many a kid out of HORSE games with a Rick Barry free throw in Jr high.
     
  4. Yao4REAL

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    I follow the Rockets ever since Yao join the team. Was away for a year since Yao left...now back again w/ Lin.
     
  5. FLASH21

    FLASH21 Heart O' Champs

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    From the time I was born.
     
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    The sig says it all!!!!
     
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    I was born in 1989. I could comprehend what basketball was and who Hakeem The Dream was at age 4. I was spoiled in the early years. I used to cry every year when the Jazz would knock us out of the playoffs. I still f**$%^* hate Malone and Stockton.
     
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    When was I not is the question!
     
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    Around 82, Allen Leavell, James Bailey, and the Jones brothers
     
  10. killakim

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    I was about 11 when Yao was drafted, and i started watching games mainly because of him. I remember catching 3 or 4 games his rookie year on the spanish channels. That was all i could get.
     
  11. badges

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    Ditto!!
    I still remember that commercial!
     
  12. Rashmon

    Rashmon Contributing Member

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    About 40 years ago when Houston got an NBA franchise. I was 13.
     
  13. HTown5933

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    Started cutting my teeth on them in mid 70's.

    Closely since about 1976-1977.

    Can still remember playing ball in my driveway with a home made "jersey" - just a t-shirt with "Murphy" written on the back in red marker, but with #24 for Moses. (combined 'em since they were my favorite players...lol).
     
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    I’m Chinese. So you know...
     
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    The day that Clyde Drexler was traded to the Rockets I started following them, but it wasn't until the year after the Rockets won their second championship that I became a diehard fan!
     
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    1986 Finals. I was 3, almost 4 years old. I do remember the league breaking up the team over drug usage and then the horror and fallout when Sampson got hurt/traded.
     
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    1997 game 6 against Utah, been a Jazz fan ever since...
     
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    Became a fan the year Don Chaney left and Rudy T became head coach, 1992 maybe?

    I remember it was after the Oilers lost to the Bills in the AFC :mad:
     
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    I believe it was the 2001 season, the games came on Ch.51 KNWS and UPN and my family didn't have cable so I would watch Bill and Calvin. Memories of that year: Kelvin Cato doin his thing, Calvin munchin on cookies during the breaks between action, and Stevie Francis becoming the franchise.
     

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