Class Personified: The 2009/2010 Houston Rockets

The 2009/10 Houston Rockets didn't make the playoffs, they didn't have any superstars and they started the season sans Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming for the first time since 04/05.  And you know how they accomplished a winning record?  Class.  This team had heart, soul and were the toast of all underdog lovers

So you say, class?  How is that the right definition.  Well, let's look at it:

a. A social stratum whose members share certain economic, social, or cultural characteristics
b. Social rank or caste, especially high rank.
c. Informal Elegance of style, taste, and manner

 

So, maybe they weren't of "high rank", but they definitely had an informal elegance of style (rugged hard work), taste (salty sweat, oh, that's not what it means by taste) and manner.  The team was basically pure class, even if not the classically thought of class.

On and off the court they were strong Houston representatives.  Spending countless hours doing community work and hosting charity benefits like Tux and Tennies for the 14th year and for Yao's foundation. 

So, I put it to you Rockets fans, which team in Rockets history do you think was the classiest, and why?

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