I was watching a YouTube clip of a random duel between T-Mac and Gilbert Arenas and got a little sad, realizing these guys really aren't that old. As a Rockets fan, I really miss the days of Yao and T-Mac. I love the current team, but Yao especially was my guy. Got to watch him from day one, and loved his game and class so much. Besides Hakeem, my favorite Rocket ever. I also loved Agent Zero. Not many guys that colorful or entertaining still around. I also miss a few others, but who do you miss watching?
Yao Ming for sure. I mean the guy started out to looking like a bust but then transcended the Center position. Even though being at 7'6'' was a gigantic advantage for him, he still developed a complete game. If he had stayed healthy no doubt in my mind that he'd be the best Center in the league and a top 5 player in the league overall right now. His shooting had range with Dirk Nowitzki type of skills. His defense became close to if not elite, he could block shots, rebound the ball on both ends of the floor, make the smart passes, etc. He was a great pleasure to watch.
Yao, especially with the quality of centers in this league. T-Mac, B-Roy, Agent Zero, J-Killa, B-Diddy, White Mamba, The Goods, Larry Hughes, Mike Bibby and even though he is over 35 I've got to mention Jason Williams. I miss a lot of the late 90's and early 00's players that I grew up watching.