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Houston Rockets

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The Resume

    (1967- )
    Located in Houston, Texas
    Formerly known as the San Diego Rockets (1967-71)
    Won two NBA championships (1994, 1995)
    Five retired numbers: Clyde Drexler's #22, Calvin Murphy's #23, Moses Malone's #24, Hakeem Olajuwon's #34, and Rudy Tomjanovich's #44
    Other former and current players include Ralph Sampson, Steve Francis, and Yao Ming

Why they might be annoying:

    It took them ten seasons to get their first winning record.
    They traded Hakeem 'The Dream' Olajuwon, which kept him from finishing his career with them.
    Their name causes opposing fans to taunt them with 'Houston, you have a problem.'
    Murphy, one of their greatest players, has been accused of sexually abusing five of his daughters.
    The broadcast of Game 5 of the NBA Finals, which the Rockets were playing, was interrupted by the O.J. Simpson car chase.

Why they might not be annoying:

    They unveiled a new logo on a space shuttle.
    They advanced to the 1980 NBA Finals with a losing record in the regular season.
    As a sixth seed, they were the lowest seed ever to win the NBA title. Along the way, they were the first team to beat four teams with more than 50 wins in the playoffs (1995).
    That year, Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler, who couldn't win an NCAA title together with the University of Houston, won an NBA title together with the Rockets.
    Before Robinson and Duncan, they had the original Twin Towers (Ralph Sampson and Hakeem Olajuwon).
    They made a huge gamble of drafting 7'5 Chinese center Yao Ming, and it paid off.

Credit: Hoxy


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Year In Review:

    In 2021, Out of 8 Votes: 87.50% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 4 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 15 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 24 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 12 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 18 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 19 Votes: 52.63% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 103 Votes: 64.08% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 28 Votes: 82.14% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 9 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 30 Votes: 70.0% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 74 Votes: 68.92% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 229 Votes: 32.75% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 66 Votes: 68.18% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 235 Votes: 50.21% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 232 Votes: 68.97% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 197 Votes: 58.88% Annoying