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The Best Houston Rockets To Have Their Numbers Retired  

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List Rules Vote up the best Houston Rockets players to have their legendary number retired for all time.

These Houston Rockets players have all had their numbers retired. After making a big impact while playing for the team, players such as Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon had their jerseys retired. But not every player in the NBA gets their number retired, it is an honor bestowed upon the best players of a franchise. Which of these athletes are the greatest Houston Rockets players? This list is only for Houston Rockets players with retired jerseys. Coaches and managers have had their numbers retired as well but we're here to determine the best Houston Rockets players that have had their number retired for all time.

Although these are undoubtedly great players, not all of them have been voted into the Basketball Hall of Fame despite having their numbers honored. The Houston Rockets players that have been elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame are noted below. Vote up the Houston Rockets players with retired numbers that you think made the biggest contribution to the team.

Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Houston Rockets To Have Their Numbers Retired
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Number: 34

Years With Franchise: 1984–2001

Elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Rockets To Have Their Numbers Retired
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Number: 24

Years With Franchise: 1976–1982

Elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Rockets To Have Their Numbers Retired
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Number: 22

Years With Franchise: 1995–1998

Elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Calvin Murphy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Houston Rockets To Have Their Numbers Retired
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Number: 23

Years With Franchise: 1970–1983

Elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

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