Since getting its start in the NBA in the late 1960s, the Houston Rockets basketball franchise has seen a variety of changes as far as logos and color schemes. Over the years the Rockets have been on the cutting edge for logos with not so traditional styles of logos, especially the last two logos.
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2020 - Present
A red letter “R” shaped like a rocket ship blasting off on a black and graphite basketball planet with a wordmark “”HOUSTON ROCKETS” in white ringed around it.
2004 - 2019
In the 2003 – 2004 season, the Houston Rockets return to their traditional Rockets red and white color scheme with a more modern, space-aged Houston Rockets logo, which is a depiction of an “R” that takes off like a rocket ship with twin boosters. The “R” is in the middle of the wordmark “HOUSTON ROCKETS” in red.
1996 - 2003
No longer did the Houston Rockets logo feature the iconic Rockets red and gold but a new color scheme of red, white, and blue. The Houston Rockets logo included a red basketball with blue outline and a cartoon-like depiction of a rocket ship with a mouth and eyes, this logo was revealed while aboard the Space Shuttle!
1973 - 1995
The next Houston Rockets logo incorporated the same color scheme of red and gold. This time around, the logo featured a golden and orange basketball with a thick red outline. The wordmark “HOUSTON” is printed in white and the wordmark “ROCKETS” is printed in black letters across the basketball.
A new logo arrived as the team moved to Houston, which featured a cartoon depiction of a basketball player wearing a red and gold uniform and spinning a yellow “NBA” basketball. The propulsion from the rocket goes into the wordmark “HOUSTON ROCKETS” in orange.
1968 - 1971
A blue rocket with N.B.A. in white on a red basketball in the middle of a green ring with the wordmark “san diego ROCKETS” in gold.