Houston YouTube History: The Houston Rockets

For this edition of Houston YouTube History, I dived into the Houston Rockets' YouTube stamp. There are tons of random clips of games, which are pretty recent, but those are boring rips from cable TV. I wanted weird stuff that you may have forgotten about.

Not that you would have forgotten their first championship in 1994. Or the one that next summer.

But I would like to know what brought a team of monkeys into the Summit's control room. Was there a strike or something in the broadcasting union?

And of course, I miss me some NBA Jam on Super Nintendo.

Razzle Dazzle!

Monkeys in the Control Room
NBA Jam, Chicago Bulls vs. Houston Rockets, SNES


Channel 20 Rocket Promo From 1983

Too many fucking puns.

Yao Ming's Visa commercial


NBA on TNT commercial, San Antonio vs. Houston, 1991

We get it, they are both Texas teams.

Houston Rockets Fan Commercial from 1994

We've all been there.

Houston Rockets win their first championship

I wanna feel this feel again.

Hakeem's Taco Bell Commercial

Shaq Attaq meets the Dream, with imitation meat products.

Houston Rockets Have "Superfriends"

Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground.

Houston Rockets Try to Sing Christmas Songs


Gallery Furniture commercial from 1995

I couldn't do one of these without Mattress Mac, obviously.

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