1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

[Correct Poll] Battier or MadMax as the best wing defender in Rockets history?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by steddinotayto, Nov 16, 2018.

?

Battier or MadMax

  1. Shane

    72 vote(s)
    44.7%
  2. Vernon

    89 vote(s)
    55.3%
  1. steddinotayto

    steddinotayto Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2001
    Messages:
    14,047
    Likes Received:
    8,730
    Due to a huge oversight in my other thread I've decided to pit two former Rockets players against one abother to claim the title for best wing defender in Rockets history.

    Shane received the most votes in the previous thread but MadMax got much deserved love in the posts.
     
  2. Air Langhi

    Air Langhi Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2000
    Messages:
    19,999
    Likes Received:
    3,912
    It should be mad Max. Most people on here are probably too young to know who he is, but that guy was relentless.
     
  3. TEXNIFICENT

    TEXNIFICENT Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    4,661
    Likes Received:
    1,932
    Robert Horry.
     
  4. nacho bidness

    nacho bidness Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2017
    Messages:
    561
    Likes Received:
    808
    Mad Max

    Battier was the smarter player but if you want me to pick either one at their peak I'm going Mad Max.
     
  5. studogg

    studogg Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Messages:
    5,011
    Likes Received:
    820
    Rhoderick Rhodes
     
    Know Your Role, DudeWah and napalm06 like this.
  6. Fulgore

    Fulgore Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    Messages:
    10,279
    Likes Received:
    5,301
    Super Mario Elie
     
    jcf likes this.
  7. Homey the Clown

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2006
    Messages:
    731
    Likes Received:
    273
    Vernon. He was a dog out there. It didn't always show up on the stat sheet.
     
    BigMaloe and Zboy like this.
  8. brotis_thorpe

    brotis_thorpe Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2015
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    6
    BREH
    Quite obviously Shane.
     
  9. Swish4fives

    Swish4fives Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2014
    Messages:
    1,842
    Likes Received:
    994
    Vernon easily. The other teams players were actually afraid of the guy. Nobody is afraid of Battier karaoke boy.
     
  10. RHU525

    RHU525 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2002
    Messages:
    1,820
    Likes Received:
    1,872
    Maxwell hands down.

    Maxwell could hold down what most people say is the greatest player of all time.

    Battier just tried hard but was his defense really that good? I don’t think he’s anywhere close to best perimeter defender in Rockets history. I always felt he was overrated. He was a better team and help defender than individual defender.


    All perimeter defenders I think better than Battier.

    Maxwell,
    Elie,
    Ariza
    Tmac,
    CP3,
    Rafer,
    Chuck Hayes,
    Even Clint Capela,
    Robert Horry,
    Kyle Lowry,
    Ron Artest,
    Eric Gordon,
    Luc Mbah Moute
    PJ Tucker

    Players who could be better with more games.
    Gary Clark
    James Ennis
     
    #10 RHU525, Nov 16, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2018
    Downtown Sniper and Zboy like this.
  11. Space City

    Space City Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2013
    Messages:
    358
    Likes Received:
    265
    No option for Gary Clark?
     
    napalm06 likes this.
  12. nacho bidness

    nacho bidness Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2017
    Messages:
    561
    Likes Received:
    808
    I voted Max but now you are undervaluing intelligence.

    Battier made the team better period and he did that everywhere he went.

    CP3 in his old age improved our defense greatly despite that I thought Beverly was better one on one defender of the two.

    BBall IQ matters.
     
    RiceRockets likes this.
  13. coachbadlee

    coachbadlee Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2010
    Messages:
    23,356
    Likes Received:
    3,121
    Nobody wants World Peace?
     
    RiceRockets, D-rock and jamisonrocket like this.
  14. cheke64

    cheke64 Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2009
    Messages:
    17,712
    Likes Received:
    5,972
    Battier was an overrated scrub. Tucker, Moute, and Ariza are bettter than him
     
  15. bobrek

    bobrek Not a liberal, regardless of my posts
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 1999
    Messages:
    27,233
    Likes Received:
    9,950
  16. jayfree

    jayfree Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2015
    Messages:
    2,263
    Likes Received:
    3,753
  17. HP3

    HP3 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2018
    Messages:
    8,177
    Likes Received:
    9,752
    Luc for sure was better, cmon man. Talking about Battier
     
    #17 HP3, Nov 16, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2018
  18. mig0s

    mig0s Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    Messages:
    3,864
    Likes Received:
    646
    Mad Max.

    I remember the last year Yao played, we were in the conference semi finals and Battier couldn't stop Kobe a bit. Kobe scored like 38 every night
     
    nemac, jeevinesh and Zboy like this.
  19. aelliott

    aelliott Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 1999
    Messages:
    4,829
    Likes Received:
    2,256
    Who is the last Rocket wing defender to be named 1st team NBA All-Defensive team?

    Hint: You won't like the answer.
     
    BigMaloe likes this.
  20. Zboy

    Zboy Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2002
    Messages:
    25,496
    Likes Received:
    18,182
    Mad Max used to give Jordan fits.

    Kobe used to roast Battier and his hand in face defense.

    This one is a non-contest if you actually have watched both play.
     
    RHU525, jeevinesh and tinman like this.
Loading...

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now