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Jeff Van Gundy has no doubts about Yao Ming’s Hall of Fame worthiness

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Ex-Rocket Yao Ming is headed to the Hall of Fame.

Ex-Rocket Yao Ming is headed to the Hall of Fame.

Photo: Koji Sasahara, STF

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Houston Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy watches his team in the first quarter against the Seattle SuperSonics Monday, April 9, 2007 in an NBA basketball game at KeyArena in Seattle. Van Gundy was without guard Bonzi Wells, who didn’t join his team for their game against the Seattle SuperSonics after playing Sunday night against the Sacramento Kings. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) less
Houston Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy watches his team in the first quarter against the Seattle SuperSonics Monday, April 9, 2007 in an NBA basketball game at KeyArena in Seattle. Van Gundy was without guard … more

Photo: Ted S. Warren, STF

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Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) shoots a three-point shot over Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant (35) during a basketball game Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Houston. Houston won 118-110.

Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) shoots a three-point shot over Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant (35) during a basketball game Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Houston. Houston won 118-110.

Photo: Bob Levey, AP

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Houston Rockets’ Patrick Beverley (2) dunks in the fourth quarter as Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant (35) walks by and forward Clint Capela (15) looks on during a basketball game Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Houston. Houston won 118-110. less
Houston Rockets’ Patrick Beverley (2) dunks in the fourth quarter as Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant (35) walks by and forward Clint Capela (15) looks on during a basketball game Sunday, April 3, 2016, in … more

Photo: Bob Levey, AP

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Houston Rockets’ Patrick Beverley (2) reacts after making a basket towards the final seconds of the fourth quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder’s during a basketball game Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Houston. Houston won 118-110. less
Houston Rockets’ Patrick Beverley (2) reacts after making a basket towards the final seconds of the fourth quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder’s during a basketball game Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Houston. … more

Photo: Bob Levey, AP

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Houston Rockets’ Patrick Beverley (2) reacts after making a basket towards the final seconds of the fourth quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder’s during a basketball game Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Houston. Houston won 118-110. less
Houston Rockets’ Patrick Beverley (2) reacts after making a basket towards the final seconds of the fourth quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder’s during a basketball game Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Houston. … more

Photo: Bob Levey, AP

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Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant (35) keeps the ball away from Houston Rockets’ Trevor Ariza (1) during an NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Houston. Houston won 118-110.

Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant (35) keeps the ball away from Houston Rockets’ Trevor Ariza (1) during an NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Houston. Houston won 118-110.

Photo: Bob Levey, AP

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Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook (0) passes over the outstretched hand of Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) as he is also pressured by Rockets guard Patrick Beverley (2) during an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Houston. less
Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook (0) passes over the outstretched hand of Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) as he is also pressured by Rockets guard Patrick Beverley (2) during an NBA basketball game … more

Photo: Bob Levey, AP

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Houston Rockets’ Clint Capela (15) blocks the shot-attempt by Oklahoma City Thunder’s Steven Adams during an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Houston.

Houston Rockets’ Clint Capela (15) blocks the shot-attempt by Oklahoma City Thunder’s Steven Adams during an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Bob Levey, AP

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Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder’s Andre Roberson in the second half during an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Houston.

Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder’s Andre Roberson in the second half during an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Bob Levey, AP

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Houston Rockets’ Clint Capela (15) dunks as Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant, left, and Enes Kanter, right, looks on during an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Houston. Houston won 118-110.

Houston Rockets’ Clint Capela (15) dunks as Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant, left, and Enes Kanter, right, looks on during an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Houston. Houston won 118-110.

Photo: Bob Levey, AP

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Houston Rockets’ K.J. McDaniels (32) drives around Oklahoma City Thunder’s Steven Adams (12) for a reverse layup during a basketball game Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Houston. Houston won 118-110.

Houston Rockets’ K.J. McDaniels (32) drives around Oklahoma City Thunder’s Steven Adams (12) for a reverse layup during a basketball game Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Houston. Houston won 118-110.

Photo: Bob Levey, AP

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Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant (35) shoots over Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) during an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Houston.

Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant (35) shoots over Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) during an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Bob Levey, AP

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Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) has his shot-attempt blocked by Oklahoma City Thunder’s forward Kevin Durant (35) during an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Houston.

Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) has his shot-attempt blocked by Oklahoma City Thunder’s forward Kevin Durant (35) during an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Bob Levey, AP

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Houston Rockets’ Dwight Howard, front right, shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder’s Steven Adams, left, during an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Houston.

Houston Rockets’ Dwight Howard, front right, shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder’s Steven Adams, left, during an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Bob Levey, AP

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Oklahoma City Thunder’s Serge Ibaka (9) shoots over Houston Rockets’ Donatas Motiejunas (20) in the first half during a basketball game Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Houston.

Oklahoma City Thunder’s Serge Ibaka (9) shoots over Houston Rockets’ Donatas Motiejunas (20) in the first half during a basketball game Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Bob Levey, AP

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Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook (0) is called for an offensive foul as shoots over Houston Rockets’ Clint Capela (15) in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Houston. less
Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook (0) is called for an offensive foul as shoots over Houston Rockets’ Clint Capela (15) in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 3, 2016, in … more

Photo: Bob Levey, AP

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Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) drives to the basket between Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kyle Singler, left, and Enes Kanter, right, during an NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Houston.

Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) drives to the basket between Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kyle Singler, left, and Enes Kanter, right, during an NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Bob Levey, AP

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Houston Rockets’ forward Trevor Ariza (1) shoots a three-point shot over Oklahoma City Thunder’s Serge Ibaka (9) in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Houston.

Houston Rockets’ forward Trevor Ariza (1) shoots a three-point shot over Oklahoma City Thunder’s Serge Ibaka (9) in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Bob Levey, AP

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Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant (35) drives past Houston Rockets’ Dwight Howard (12) and forward Donatas Motiejunas (20) fora layup in the first quarter during a basketball game, Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Houston. less
Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant (35) drives past Houston Rockets’ Dwight Howard (12) and forward Donatas Motiejunas (20) fora layup in the first quarter during a basketball game, Sunday, April 3, 2016, in … more

Photo: Bob Levey, AP

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Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook (0) drives to the basket between Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) and forward Clint Capela (15) during an NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Houston.

Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook (0) drives to the basket between Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) and forward Clint Capela (15) during an NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Bob Levey, AP

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