Tag Archives: Ralph Sampson

October 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Former Rockets coach Bill Fitch talks with ClutchFans

Dave Hardisty catches up with former Rockets and Celtics coach Bill Fitch, who talks about the early days of Hakeem and Ralph and how Kevin McHale accepted his 6th Man role. Fitch also puts to rest the idea that the Rockets were offered Clyde Drexler and Michael Jordan in a trade for Ralph. Continue reading

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June 5, 2011 at 4:36 pm

25 Years Ago: Ralph Sampson Punches Jerry Sichting

The hiring of Kevin McHale certainly has brought back memories of the 1986 NBA Finals when the Rockets took on the Boston Celtics, and today marks exactly 25 years since Game 5 of that series — the game where tensions boiled over and a melee broke out. Houston’s 7-foot-4 center/forward Ralph Sampson got entangled with Boston’s 6-foot-1 guard Jerry Sichting, then he snapped, firing punches at Sichting. Continue reading

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December 10, 2010 at 12:32 pm

Houston Rockets – 44 Years of Tradition

If you haven’t been to a Houston Rockets game this season, you really need to go. The bar on the production value has been raised each season and the pregame videos alone are worth the price of admission. Continue reading

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