James Harden keeps rising in the record books

Houston Rockets guard James Harden was named to the 2014-2015 All-NBA First Team for the second consecutive season and his third All-NBA appearance (All-NBA Third Team in 2012-2013). Harden joins Hakeem Olajuwon (six) and Moses Malone (Four) as the only Rockets players to earn multiple All-NBA appearances. (via press release)

View the entire press release on Rockets.com

Harden is joined by Cleveland Cavaliers forward Lebron James, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol and New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis.

James Harden also is the first player in NBA postseason history with at least 300 points, 100 assists and 30 three-point field goals made in the first 13 games of a postseason. (via @ESPNStatsInfo).

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Clutch City aims to return in Houston

Born in 1994, Clutch City aims to return in Houston by revisiting history two decades later.

If you weren’t old enough to witness and be part of the historic 1993-1994 and 1994-1995 seasons by the Houston Rockets, don’t worry because so far, history is repeating itself.

Similarities between the ’94/’95 Rockets seasons vs. ’15 season:

-OJ Simpson murder trial in 1995
-Aaron Hernandez murder trial in 2015

-Hakeem Olajuwon starred in Taco Bell commercial in 1995.
-Taco Bell features commercial in 2015 starring James Harden.

-Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler, teammates in college at University of Houston, got reunited after Drexler was acquired via trade mid-season in 1995 (Valentines Day).
-Dwight Howard and Josh Smith, teammates in AAU at Atlanta Celtics, got reunited after Smith was acquired via waivers mid-season in 2014 (Christmas).

-Kenny “The Jet” Smith was on the 1994-1995 Rockets roster
-Jason “The Jet” Terry is on the 2014-2015 Rockets roster

-David Robinson wins 1994-1995 NBA Most Valuable Player Award
-Stephen Curry wins 2014-2015 NBA Most Valuable Player Award

-Clyde Drexler gets ejected from Game 1 of the 1995 Western Conference semifinals vs Phoenix Suns.
-Dwight Howard gets ejected from Game 4 of the 2015 Western Conference semifinals vs Los Angeles Clippers.

-Clyde Drexler was ill due to flu in Game 5 of the 1995 Western Conference semifinals vs Phoenix Suns.
-James Harden was ill due to flu in Game 6 of the 2015 Western Conference semifinals vs Los Angeles Clippers.

-Rockets came back to defeat the Phoenix Suns in the 1995 Western Conference semifinals after being down 3-1.
-Rockets came back to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2015 Western Conference semifinals after being down 3-1.

-Mario Elie hit “Kiss of Death” shot from left corner to clinch the victory in Game 7 of the 1995 Western Conference semifinals vs Phoenix Suns.
-Trevor Ariza hit “Kiss of Death” shot from left corner to clinch the victory in Game 7 of the 2015 Western Conference semifinals vs Los Angeles Clippers.

-San Antonio Spurs won season series vs the Houston Rockets 5-1 in 1994-1995, but went on to lose to the Rockets in the Western Conference Finals 4-2.
-Golden State Warriors swept the Houston Rockets 4-0 in the 2014-2015 regular season
-To be continued…..

Eerie much? Not to the fans of history or the Houston Rockets. If history keeps repeating itself, the Houston Rockets will be the 2014-2015 NBA Champions.