While I would like to honor players I haven't seen play, I'm only going on guys I've seen with my eyes.

Favorite All-Time Rockets:
1. Hakeem Olajuwon
2. Shane Battier
3. Luis Scola
4. Yao Ming
5. Tracy McGrady
Honorable Mentions: Clyde Drexler, Robert Horry, Steve Francis, Cuttino Mobley, Mario Ellie, Chandler Parsons

Favorite All-Time NBA Players:
1. Hakeem Olajuwon
2. Lebron James
3. Steve Nash
4. Charles Barkley
5. Chris Paul
Honorable Mentions: Kevin Durant, Michael Jordan, Reggie Miller, Shane Battier, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Dennis Rodman, Chauncey Billups, Ben Wallace

The second list was much harder, because I didn't develop my appreciation for the whole league until a few years ago, and most great players of the last 15+ years, I just completely despised. But aside from Hakeem (obviously), the other four guys were guys I respected and generally enjoy watching because of how unique their games are. They're guys I rooted for as long as they don't play the Rockets.

All-Time Despised NBA Players:
1. Karl Malone
2. Kobe Bryant
3. Shaquille O'Neal
4. Tim Duncan
5. Dirk Nowitzki
Honorable Mentions: John Stockton, David Robinson, Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp, Patrick Ewing, Scottie Pippen, Derek Fisher, Carlos Boozer, Deron Williams, Jason Terry

And this list is guys I've absolutely despised because of how well they played or matched up against my Rockets. This doesn't mean I don't respect these players (except for Malone, who I don't respect at all), it just means that at some point or another I've hated these players so much I've wished ill will upon them.