Houston Proclaims NBHHCM 2K11, Honors NBA at 65 & Rockets at 40
The City of Houston became the 5th US city to proclaim June 2011 as NBHHCM (National Basketball & Hip-Hop Culture Month) for a second straight-year.
Mayor Annise D. Parker signed a Proclamation for NBHHCM 2K11 honoring the NBA's 65th Anniversary of being founded, and the 40th Anniversary of the San Diego Rockets move to Houston.
The Rockets move to Houston in June is being celebrated during the annual month of observance for the hoops and hip-hop culture fusion era born in 1984 that is known today as The "Dunkadelic-Era" In America. NBHHCM has been proclaimed since 2009.
The Rockets moved to Houston on June 23, 1971. June 23, 2001 marks the 40th Anniversary of the franchise relocation.
The 2011 NBA Draft will be held on June 23, 2011 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.
The Rockets were in San Diego from 1967-71. The franchise drafted 3 future Hall of Famers. Elvin Hayes was the 1st overall pick of the 1968 NBA Draft. Pat Riley (1st round 7th pick) the 5-time NBA Championship head-coach in 1967, and Calvin Murphy (2nd round 1st pick) in 1970.
The Rockets have been the home to two of the best big-men in NBA history Moses Malone and Hakeem "The Dream" Olajuwon.
Moses Malone was a 2-time NBA MVP as a member of the Houston Rockets and led them to the 1981 NBA Finals where they lost to the Boston Celtics. Malone finished his career with 27, 409 points. He is ranked #7 all-time on the NBA scoring list.Hakeem Olajuwon was the team leader for 17-years and won the only two NBA Championships in franchise history. He was also named league MVP in 1994. He scored 26, 946 career points. That ranks #9 all-time in NBA history.