Continuing the series of shots from our Calendar Project for the San Diego Insurance Women, these Gentlemen obviously have a passion for Basketball. We had so much fun directing and shooting, they really got into the spirit and the results were great! Houston Rockets and LA Lakers square off in this image much to the dismay of the Ref!
Much is known of the LA Lakers but did you know that the Rockets used to be from San Diego? The Rockets were founded in 1967 in San Diego, and after being bought by Robert Breitbard for 1.75 million dollars they joined the NBA as an expansion team for the 1967-68 NBA Season The San Diego franchise nickname became the “Rockets” due to the local development (General Dynamics) of the famed Atlas missile/booster rocket program. Jack McMahon was named the Rockets’ coach, and the team’s first draft pick, in 1967, was the future Hall of Fame coach Pat Riley However, the Rockets went on to lose 67 games in their inaugural season, which was then an NBA record for losses in a season