Houston Rockets: 5 Greatest Moments of Ralph Sampson's Career

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Houston Rockets: 5 Greatest Moments of Ralph Sampson's Career
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Ralph Sampson will be entering the Hall of Fame as a member of the 2012 class, joining standouts Reggie Miller and Don Nelson at the forefront of this year's enshrinement.

The 7'4" center/power forward is generally regarded as one of the greatest players whose career was cut short due to injury. He was the 1983-84 NBA Rookie of the Year, before the team drafted Hakeem Olajuwon and formed one of the fiercest frontcourts in the game to date.

After a promising first five seasons with the Houston Rockets that included an NBA Finals appearance and a solid basketball resume, he was shipped to Golden State, after which he would never play more than 61 games again.

Still, his time in college and contributions to the game were enough to get him inducted into a place where only the greatest lie. Here are the five greatest moments during his time with the Rockets, as we prepare to induct this basketball legend with the best of the best.

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