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Houston Rockets Cotton Fabric

Product ID: nba00017
Houston Rockets Cotton Fabric

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Width: 45 inches
Content: 100% Cotton
Background: Black/Red
Price: $8.98
The Houston Rockets entered the

The Houston Rockets entered the NBA as an expansion team in 1967 along with the Seattle Supersonics. Their first draft pick - when they were still playing in San Diego - was Pat Riley.

In the 1968 draft, the Rockets selected one of the greatest players in league history: Elvin "Big E" Hayes; he would go on to score over 27,000 points and grab more than 16,000 rebounds in a 16 year career, 7 of which were spent with the Rockets. Together with Calvin Murphy, Stu Lantz and Rudy Tomjanovich,  the "Big E" and the Rockets had little trouble scoring. Yet, between 1968 and 1974, the Rockets had no winning seasons and made the playoffs only once.

After Hayes's departure, Calvin Murphy and Rudy Tomjanovich took over offensively. In 1977, the Rockets acquired Moses Malone and he took over as their second dominating big man after Elvin Hayes. In his 5 full season in Houston, Moses scored over 2,000 points 4 times and had 4 seasons of 1,000 rebounds. In 1981, Malone led the Rockets to the NBA Finals against the Celtics, where they lost in 6 games.

The Rockets struggled mightily in during the 1983 and 1984 seasons. One positive outcome was that they were able to draft their next outstanding big men. First was 7'4 Ralph Sampson from the University of Virginia, drafted by the Rockets first overall in the 1983 draft. Second was Akeem (later Hakeem) Olajuwon, selected first in the 1984 draft out of the University of Houston. Together, Sampson and Olajuwon would lead the Rockets to their second NBA Finals appearance in 1986. They lost in six games to the Boston Celtics of Larry Bird and Kevin McHale.

The next two trips the Rockets made to the NBA Finals would end in victory. In 1994, the Rockets won in 7 games against Patrick Ewing's Knicks. In 1995, the Rockets - with newly acquired Clyde Drexler - swept the Orlando Magic of Shaquille O'Neal.

Some of the notable San Diego/Houston Rockets have been:

  • Charles Barkley (1997-2000) Hall of Famer

  • Jim Barnett (1968-1970)

  • Rick Barry (1979-1980) Hall of Famer

  • John Block (1968-1971)

  • Clyde Drexler (1995-98) Hall of Famer

  • Eric "Sleepy" Floyd (1988-1993)

  • Steve Francis (2000-04)

  • Elvin "Big E" Hayes (1969-1972, 1982-84) Hall of Famer

  • Don Kojis (1968-1970)

  • Stu Lantz (1969-1972)

  • Lewis Lloyd (1984-87, 1990)

  • John Lucas (1977-78, 1985-86, 1990)

  • Moses Malone (1977-1982) Hall of Famer

  • Vernon Maxwell (1990-95)

  • Tracy McGrady (2005)

  • Cuttino Mobley (1999-2004)

  • Calvin Murphy (1971-1983) Hall of Famer

  • Dikembe Mutombo (2006-)

  • Mike Newlin (1972-79)

  • Hakeem "The Dream" Olajuwon (1985-2001) Hall of Famer

  • Scottie Pippen (1999) Hall of Famer

  • Robert Reid (1978-1988)

  • Ralph Sampson (1984-87)

  • Kenny Smith (1991-96)

  • Otis Thorpe (1989-1994)

  • Rudy Tomjanovich (1971-1981)

  • Kevin Willis (1997-98)

  • Yao Ming (2003-)

The design of the Houston Rockets NBA fabric is composed of black and red squares. Within the squares are jerseys, basketballs and the Rockets' logo.

This Houston Rockets novelty fabric is licensed by the NBA and is for individual consumption. Any other use of this NBA fabric is prohibited and illegal. The Houston Rockets cotton fabric is not suitable for children's sleepwear.