Kenny Smith: 93 Dunk Contest

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  1. tinman

    tinman Contributing Member

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    Back when you only get 1 try at dunking the ball

     
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  3. tinman

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    Most people here think Kenny was just a 3 point jacker , he wasn't. For some reason , if you are a TV analyst, people confuse your on air personality with your actual NBA production.

    Kenny was one, Drexler is a great example. Dude was legendary.
     
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    Rockets essentially resurrected his career with the trade of Lucas and Tim McCormick (who went on to run a spice racket), and then Kenny humbled himself and sacrificed his game to win the two titles. Could have easily been a perennial all star after starting his career as all nba rookie. Interesting too that Kenny Smith played w/ Ralph Sampson, Rodney McCray, and Danny Ainge in his last year as a Sacramento King. Ended up losing his starting job to Doc Rivers in hotlanta before transferring to the great city of Houston via trade.

    Other transactions in 89-90:
    Kenny Smith was acquired by the Houston Rockets from the Atlanta Hawks in a trade.
    Draft Rights to Carl Herrera from the Miami Heat in a trade.
    Draft Rights to Dave Jamerson from the Miami Heat in a trade.
    Selected Alec Kessler in Round 1 with Pick 12 in the 1990 NBA Draft.
    Lewis Lloyd, previously with the Houston Rockets, became a free agent.
    Vernon Maxwell was acquired by the Houston Rockets from the San Antonio Spurs in a trade.
    Chuck Nevitt, previously with the Houston Rockets, became a free agent.
    Allen Leavell, previously with the Houston Rockets, became a free agent.
    Mitchell Wiggins signed a contract with the Houston Rockets.
    John Lucas signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets.
    Anthony Bowie was acquired by the Houston Rockets from the San Antonio Spurs in a trade.
    Adrian Caldwell signed a contract with the Houston Rockets.
    Larry Smith signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets.
    Walter Berry, previously with the Houston Rockets, became a free agent.
    Purvis Short, previously with the Houston Rockets, became a free agent.
     
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    A great year in the history of the Rockets as well as the history of all mankind.
     
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    Kenny was creative on his dunks and deceptively quick but he lacked swag.

    I still remember his 7 3 pointers in the '94 finals.
     
  8. tinman

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    Clutch city had some great shooters
    Kenny and Sam were an awesome point guard duo
     
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