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I miss Uncle Les Alexander!!!

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by BeardNation13, Jun 17, 2019.

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Do you miss Sir Les Alexander?

Poll closed Jul 1, 2019.
  1. Yes

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  2. No

    22 vote(s)
    43.1%
  1. BeardNation13

    BeardNation13 Member

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    For the most part, Uncle Les used to be behind the scenes and let the team do its stuff. He may have intervened behind closed doors but did not make too many public appearances

    This Tilman Fertitta guy talks too much, wants to get involved in everything even stuff beyond his ability and seems like a big cheapskate and micro-manager.

    And never forget, we won two titles under his ownership

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    Uncle les agreed to Chris Paul when he knew he didn’t have to pay for him. He would have never done so if he was in a hold position. Tilman has stumbled out of the gates, but I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt given his passion and pride in the city.
     
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    Nostalgia goggles, he was not some great owner who paid up and he got too involved. Plus taking the OG trophies when they belong to the team, he only signed off on Drexler for that 2nd run and never gave credit to the former owner nor the GM. Good riddance and let's wait and see what Tilman will do.
     
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    Tilman is off to a pretty bad start, and when he opens his mouth it’s usually a mistake, but he is passionate about the city of Houston and I do think that things will get better for him. Right now though, yes, I definitely miss Les Alexander!
     
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    lol Les bolted with both NBA championship trophies once he figured out how much he would have to pay CP3.
     
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    I do not miss Leslie. He will become Bud Adams. I love Leslie for making the Rockets a global icon. And going after refs in the playoffs. I rather trust a Houstonian, or a Galvestonian.
     
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    Oh please. Les NEVER paid tax. Les signed Anderson and CP3 to bad deals and then bolted with the trophies.
     
  9. apollo33

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    Les was cheap as **** too, don't get it twisted
     
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    Love Les! He was PURE!
     
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    smh, Morey told Les what he’d be paying declining CP0 plus all the potential tax payments and Les said hell nah and dipped
     
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    Why can’t Houston keep those championship trophies tho?
     
  14. Rasheed

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    We kept the banners :D
     
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    Is this true @tinman
     
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    You mean Uncle Les who took away the champion colors and uniform just to sell beer in China?

    BTW, he inherited the team that won back to back and never got to a WCF after he took over

    Yeah....um okay


     
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    [​IMG]

    I guess you are too young to remember 96/97 or 14/15 after the Clippers 3-1 comeback win the semi-finals to make the WCF
     
  18. tinman

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    Hell no
    Les was cheap
    It’s this dumb news cycle world we live in that nobody remembers history

    Hey why did Barkley keep mentioning the rockets owed him two million dollars ?

    Exactly
     
  19. tinman

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    Championship team inherited from owner Charlie Thomas and general manager Steve Patterson
     
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    He still owes Barkley money
     
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