The Best No. 6’s in Houston Rockets History

The NBA and its Players Association announced last week that the league-wide No. 6 honoring the late Bill Russell will be permanently retired. Players actively wearing his iconic numeral (25 last season) are treated as grandfathers. That tally includes current Houston Rocket Kenyon Martin Jr., who will be entering his third NBA season.

Martin will be the 15th and final player to wear the number 6 in Rockets franchise history. A majority of the names who said this are perhaps better known for their accomplishments elsewhere, but it’s worth looking back at those who continued Russell’s numerical history in the annals of Houston history…

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