17 Persons involved with basketball team “Houston Rockets”

Calvin J. Murphy
basketball, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Calvin Jerome Murphy
Also Known As:
Calvin Murphy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:
Height:
5 feet 9 inches (175.26 cm)

Brief Facts:

Shortest to be in the hall of fame. Guard. National champion baton twirler. Teams Niagara University, San Diego Rockets, Houston Rockets

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Charles Barkley
basketball, sports analyst, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Wade Barkley
Nickname(s):
Sir Charles
The Round Mound of Rebound
Chuck
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward for teams Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Clyde Drexler
basketball, coach, actor, dancer

Real/Birth Name:
Clyde Austin Drexler
Nickname(s):
The Glide
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shooting guard / small forward. Teams University of Houston, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, Dream Team. Coach, team University of Houston. Olympic Gold Medal 1992.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Elvin Hayes
basketball

Real/Birth Name:
Elvin Ernest Hayes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74, 19 days before his 75th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hright 6' 9". Power forward / Center. Teams San Diego / Houston Rocket, Baltimore / Capital / Washington Bullets, Houston Rockets

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hakeem Olajuwon
basketball

Real/Birth Name:
Akeem Olajuwon
Also Known As:
Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon
Nickname(s):
The Dream
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center. Teams University of Houston, Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors. Became a US citizen April 1993. Olympic Gold Medal 1996.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Joe Bryant
basketball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Washington Bryant
Nickname(s):
Jellybean
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66, 10 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 9 inches (205.74 cm)

Relationships:

grandfather of
father of
husband of
Born the same year as Pam Bryant.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Forward for teams Philadelphia 76ers, San Diego Clippers, Houston Rockets. Also for Italian teams. Coach for women's teams Los Angeles Sparks, Las Vegas Rattlers, Tokyo Apache, Levanga Hokkaido, Bangkok Cobras, Chang Thailand Slammers, Rizing Fukuoka

John Johnson
basketball

Real/Birth Name:
John Howard Getty Johnson
Nickname(s):
J.J.
JJ
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Small forward. Teams Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, Seattle SuperSonics

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Metta World Peace
basketball, dancer, rapper, unusual name

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald William Artest Jr.
Also Known As:
Ron Artest
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
40, 15 days before his 41st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Small forward for teams Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers. Changed name on September 16, 2011 - first name is Metta, last name is World Peace. TV show Dancing with the Stars

Moses Malone
basketball

Real/Birth Name:
Moses Eugene Malone
Nickname(s):
Big Mo
Chairman of the Boards
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center and power forward. The first to go pro basketball right after high school. Teams Utah Stars, Spirits of St. Louis, Buffalo Braves, Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers, Washington Bullets, Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Patrick Ewing
basketball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Patrick Aloysius Ewing
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:
Height:
7 feet 0 inches (213.36 cm)

Brief Facts:

Center. Teams Georgetown University, New York Knicks, Seattle SuperSonics, Orlando Magic. As coach, teams Washington Wizards, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Charlotte Bobcats / Hornets, Georgetown University. Becane a US citizen while a student at Georgetown.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ralph Sampson
basketball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Ralph Lee Sampson Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:
Height:
7 feet 4 inches (223.52 cm)

Brief Facts:

Center, power forward, Teams University of Virginia, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, Washington Bullets, Unicaja Ronda, Rockford Lightning. Coach, teams Richmond Rhythm, Phoenix Suns

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rick Barry
basketball, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Francis Dennis Barry III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 7 inches (200.66 cm)

Brief Facts:

Small forward. Teams University of Miami, San Francisco Warriors, Oakland Oaks / Washington Caps, New York Nets, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rudy Tomjanovich
basketball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Rudolph Tomjanovich Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71, 26 days before his 72nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 8 inches (203.2 cm)

Brief Facts:

Forward, team University of Michigan, San Diego / Houston Roclets. Coach teams Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers. Olympic Gold Medal 1992.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Scottie Pippen
basketball

Real/Birth Name:
Scottie Maurice Pippen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
55, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Small forward for NBA basketball teams Chicago Bulls, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets. Also 1992 and 1996 Olympics.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Shane Battier
basketball

Real/Birth Name:
Shane Courtney Battier
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 8 inches (203.2 cm)

Brief Facts:

Small forward. Teams Duke University, Memphis Grizzlies, Houston Rockets, Miami Heat. Exec with the NBA.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Tex Winter
basketball, coach, inventor

Real/Birth Name:
Morice Fredrick Winter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Innovator of the triangle offense. Teams Oregon State University, University of Soutern California. As coach, teams Marquette University, Kansas State University, University of Washington, Houston Rockets, Northwestern University, Long Beach State University

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

World B. Free
basketball, unusual name

Real/Birth Name:
Lloyd Bernard Free
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pro basketball player 1975-1988. Teams San Diego Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets. Legally changed forst name to World on December 8, 1981.
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