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Yao Ming

It’s definitely not a stretch to consider Yao as the worldwide star of the Houston Rockets franchise. Standing at 7-foot-6, Yao Ming is only second to Hakeem Olajuwon in total blocks for the entire Rockets franchise, and sixth overall for points and rebounds—impressive, considering the amount of time he spent on the bench due to injuries. Aside from being a cultural icon in his native China, he will always be memorable for his polarizing presence and impressive career highlights playing for the Space City.

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