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Rockets officially announce Chinese Lunar New Year uniforms

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The Rockets previewed the Chinese Lunar New Year uniforms during media day, but officially announce the uniform today.

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The Houston Rockets announced today that the team will be wearing a special jersey for three games during the Chinese New Year.

Rockets owner Leslie Alexander remarked about the jerseys:

"From the time the Rockets participated in the first live NBA television broadcast in China on June 8, 1994, to my selecting Shanghai's native son Yao Ming with the first overall selection of the 2002 NBA Draft, to our participation in the first NBA China Games in 2004, the Rockets have always enjoyed a very special bond with our fans across the region. We are thrilled and humbled to establish the Lunar New Year uniforms as a way to honor the culture, heritage and historical and future connection we'll always enjoy with our Chinese fans."

The Rockets will wear said jerseys on February 21, vs. Toronto (the Rockets annual Lunar New Year Game), February 23 vs. Minnesota, and February 25 vs. the Los Angeles Clippers.