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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. albuster

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    After they selected Olajuwon in the draft.
     
  2. IROC it

    IROC it Contributing Member

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    When Francis joined Rockets
     
  4. raining threes

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    1970

    SF- Marin
    PF- Rudy T
    C- Zaid Abdul Aziz (Formerly known as Don Smith)
    SG- Newlin
    PG- Murph

    All offense/no defense = Losing team
     
  5. throwedyung14

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    As long as I can remember. First memories are crying after getting beaten by the Sonics in the playoffs in the early 90s when I was 7.
     
  6. burlesk

    burlesk Serious business
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    Me, too, more or less! I was 7 at the time...
     
  7. dragonz

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    when we traded Tmac
     
  8. AFS

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    Just started 23 minutes ago when we acquired Jeremy Lin.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Huricane

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    I grew up in a small town around Cincinnati and was thus a Reds and Bengals fan.
    I used to follow Pete Rose like he was a God (at least until the tax evasion stuff).
    Then my family (parents) moved to Houston in 1985.

    I Kinda sorta followed them starting in 1986.
    BTW - that was probably the best team in the history of the NBA to not win a championship, but they ran into the 86 Celtics which were the second best team in the history of the NBA with Bird, Parish & McHale. The twin towers crushed the Lakers on the way to the finals. Hakeem was only in his second year. So sad that Rockets team got broken up /dismantled. Sampson with this knees and Wiggins and Lloyd for crack.

    I became an avid fan the last year Don Cheney was coach of the Rockets ~91-92.
     
  10. Krizzle

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    I started when we had Stevie Franchise and Mobley

    Pinstripes were my fav unis next to the Championship jerseys.
     
  11. rocketfaithful

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    At birth. I was a year old and at a Rockets playoff game in 95/96 season. born and raised. opposite of band waggon. I hate people who jump on board when teams start doing good and tail off when things start heading south. So basicly I am not a fan of most Longhorns.
     
  12. RedRedemption

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    Me too.
     
  13. The Stig

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    Think when I was four or five years old when Barkley first came to town. My dad and I always saw him all the time in that gym in Sugar Creek and he was really nice so eventually he became my favorite player.
     
  14. dmenacela

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    Probably around the 1986 season. That's when Houston beat the Lakers on that crazy one second shot by Ralph Sampson to propel us into the finals. I will never forget that night. I stayed up way past my bedtime and I was allowed to watch the game. When that ball went in my Dad went into a frenzy and so did I. We were jumping up and down and I was overjoyed and excited - perfect father and son moment. The Rockets are my favorite sports team and I will always root for them.
     
  15. bizzyboi

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    1984 when I was 6.

    Akeem, Sampson, Levell, Mccray, Reid, Wiggins, Lucas
     
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    I couldn't hold it back no more.
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  18. bustanut82

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    I have been a loyal Houston Rocket, Astros, Oilers/Texans fan since 1989. I will always root for the hometown Houston teams when we are at the worst such as the Astros right now or at the best like the Texans currently. It was great to see the Rockets win a major sports championship within a few years after I started following them. I wasn't born in Houston but I lived there for 27 years. I currently live in the DFW area now.
     
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    1992, 20 years ago. I was thinking back then...Damn, we would never beat Shawn Kemp and the Seattle Supersonics... :grin::grin:
     
  20. moonnumack

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    My dad took me to a couple Rockets in the early 80s, but my earliest basketball memories are from the early Sampson/Akeem years (7-8 years old). My dad loved Ralph Sampson. he always claimed Ralph would have been the best center in the NBA, but he got screwed by the Rockets moving him to PF to make the Twin Towers. I still loved "Akeem the Dream" more than Ralph. But ever since Ralph's amazing shot in 1986 against the Lakers, I've been a diehard and stuck with them through thick and thin...no point changing now.
     

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