12 days of Rockets Christmas: The best players at jersey numbers 1-12

Houston Rockets Yao Ming (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Houston Rockets Yao Ming (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The Houston Rockets have plenty to be grateful for this holiday season, including tenures from extraordinary players throughout their storied history.

The Houston Rockets have a long history highlighted by championship success, clutch moments and once-in-a-lifetime players. Since moving to Houston from San Diego in 1971, the team has won two NBA championships and been to the NBA Finals four times.

The Rockets are one of 10 NBA franchises that have won multiple titles and one of just eight that have won back-to-back titles in their history. Going to the present-day era, Space City has enjoyed plenty of regular-season success and been minutes away from reaching the NBA Finals as recently as 2017-18.

With a revamped roster anchored by two superstar guards in their backcourt in James Harden and Russell Westbrook, Houston is in a great position to continue to add hardware to the Rockets’ trophy case this season with two players capable of taking over a game at any given point surrounded by capable shooters and role players.

As the holiday season approaches, we wanted to take a look at some players that have paved the way for the success of the franchise that has led them to where they are at this point. While there are several Hall of Fame names every Rockets fan knows like Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler and Moses Malone, we will be focusing on the best players in franchise history to wear numbers 1-12.

Here are the 12 Days of Houston Rockets Christmas:

Next: No. 12

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