NBHHCM 2K11 Honors 40th Anniversary of Rockets Move to Houston
June 23, 2011- On this day 40-years ago on June 23, 1971 the San Diego Rockets announced that the franchise would moved to Houston and become the Houston Rockets.
The NBHHCM (National Basketball & Hip-Hop Culture Month) Foundation was issued a Proclamation from the City of Houston Mayor's office honoring NBHHCM 2K11 for the 40th Anniversary of the Rockets organization move to Houston and the NBA at 65.
The NBHHCM Foundation congratulates the Rockets on their 40th Anniversary and wishes continued success to the franchise and the City of Houston and Mayor Annise D. Parker.
The Rockets since there move to Houston have won 2 NBA Championships (1994, 1995) and featured 3 of the best big-men in NBA history Elvin "The E" Hayes, Moses Malone, and Hakeem "The Dream" Olajuwon. The 3 Hall-of-Fame players are numbers 7, 8, and 9 on the NBA's all-time scoring list Malone (27,409), Hayes (27,313) and Olajuwon (26,946).
Moses Malone won 2 NBA MVP Awards (1979, 1982) while a member of the Houston Rockets. Hakeem won the MVP Award in 1994 when he led the organization to their first NBA title.
The Rockets have been to the NBA Finals 4-times in their history.
Today June 23, 2011 the 65th Annual NBA Draft will be held in Newark, NJ.
Since 2009 NBHHCM (National Basketball & Hip-Hop Culture Month) has been proclaimed and observed during the month of June.