This organization has been flat out killing it recently. With record of 65-17 last year, and finishing first in the Western Conference in the regular season, their hot streak seemed to carry over into this year. Still need a hint to who it is? Fear the Beard. The Houston Rockets are #3 on FanWide’s Top Ten NBA Teams ranking. Coming off his MVP season, James Harden has been leading the charge for the Rockets. They currently pose one of the biggest threats to making a strong push in the playoffs and possibly winning the Finals. Nevertheless, the success of the Houston Rockets franchise does not start with James Harden. Many big names have put on a Rockets jersey such as Dikembe Mutombo, Robert Horry, Kenny “the Jet” Smith, Charles Barkley, Tracy McGrady, Yao Ming, Clyde Drexler, Moses Malone, and of course Hakeem “the Dream” Olajuwon. The list goes on and on with legendary Rockets players. They all contributed greatness to the organization, hence placing the Rockets 3rd in FanWide’s Top Ten NBA Teams ranking.
Here’s the list of teams which have been announced so far:
7) Miami Heat
3) Houston Rockets
The NBA is unique in many aspects of fan support. It is very difficult to rank a team based solely off of their on or off court success. Therefore, FanWide chose to use data from both categories to create a ranking that is one of a kind. All the metrics used in this ranking were weighted equally in order to ensure there was a balance between the different factors. Additionally, all of the metrics were applicable to all 30 of the NBA teams. As a result, our top ten ranking is the most balanced and unique ranking for NBA teams. More information about our methodology can be found here. FanWide will be releasing the top ten NBA fan clubs in the next few weeks.
Houston Rockets Rankings
|Fan Clubs on FanWide||50||5|
|NBA Championships since 1977||2||8|
|All-Stars (last 5 years)||6||7|
|National Games Televised Last Year (ABC, ESPN, TNT, NBA TV)||39||3|
|Wins (last 5 years)||271||2|
|Value (in billions)||2.2||7|
|Total Followers (in millions)||16.68||7|
Fan Clubs on FanWide: 50 (5th)
It is without a doubt that the Houston Rockets have some of the most rowdy fans across the league. ESPN even pointed out that fact. This high spirited Rockets fans are not just located in Houston though, fan clubs for the Rockets can be found all across Texas and even in Chicago on FanWide’s Rockets page. If you are part of a Rockets fan club make sure to register on FanWide.