Houston’s new City Edition jerseys released
The Houston Rockets are the latest team in the league to reveal their city edition jerseys.
— Kelly Iko (@KellyIkoNBA) November 8, 2018
If you are wondering why it is in Chinese, it is because the Rockets are one of the most popular teams in China. One of the reasons why the Rockets are so popular in China is due to former center Yao Ming. Before injuries took a toll and derailed Ming’s career, he was one of the top centers in the league, helping the franchise reach solid heights.
This is a very slick and clean design, probably one of the best city edition designs out there right now in the NBA.
Ming was the first pick in the 2002 NBA Draft by the franchise. He played for nine seasons with the team before retiring in 2011. Ming was an eight time all-star with the Houston based NBA team. The franchise has since retired his number.
Ming was a staple in the Rockets franchise for a long time and he brought many fans and followers from China to follow the team and some may have became life-long Rockets fans.
In his career, Ming averaged 19 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.9 blocks and 1.6 assists per game. He shot 52.4 percent from the field and 20 percent from three. He also shot 83.3 percent from the free throw line.
The “Auspicious Clouds” city edition jerseys are certainly one of the best in the league right now.