On This Day 14 Years Ago Steve Francis Came to Houston

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Steve Francis Era

  1. It was like sitting next to Beyonce and Jay Z at the Superbowl

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  2. It was like dribbling out the 24 second clock for no reason

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  3. Don't remember or never knew, like a migraine

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  4. That era aged me that people think i'm my grandpa

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  1. tinman

    tinman Contributing Member

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  2. hikanoo49

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    Steve was an beast

    He could do it all. drive at will, shoot, rebound, steal, pass and was well liked team mate

    He was our FRANCHISE during a period where we needed a leader such like him

    I wish we could bring him on to mentor Harden to make Hardens game more complete
     
  3. hikanoo49

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    Here are some of his stats

    He was only 24 (Harden's age last season) when he did this

    21.6 pts, 7 rebs, 6.4 assists, 1.2 steals.

    I would like to see Harden get these types of #s (scoring will drop with Dwight but increase his rebs and assists).
     
  4. Carl Herrera

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    Still holds the Rockets record for dribbles per game.
     
  5. PDJACK7

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    I think people forget how great of a player he was for us. It did kill me to watch him dribble the clock out, but he always played hard which gained my respect. I did not like that trade for TMac, because giving up Steve and Cat for him was too much for me. Tmac was my wife favorite so I watched him probably more than others and noticed how he would quit or not give his all when times got rough. *Sorry not trying to turn this into a Tmac vs Steve debate, just thought giving up Mobley was too much which ended being correct cause the only players we had after the trade was Yao and Tmac*
     
  6. Baba Booey

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    Steve Francis had an amazing rookie season, then didn't improve at all, actually taking steps back. I still cannot believe that he landed T-Mac for the Rockets.
     
  7. across110thstreet

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    posing this in a tinman thread, but why aren't we having a 2 season long retrospective 20 year anniversary of our back to back championship run?


    are there any threads acknowledging that we are about to start the 13-14 season and how this is the 20 year anniversary of Houston's first championship in any of the major professional sports leagues?
     
  8. hikanoo49

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    well, Francis peaked during his 3rd year

    will be interesting to see Harden's progression as I hope he doesnt flatline

    its tough to improve after age 25 or so for many players
     
  9. rockbox

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    Cat was the better player. We should have given him the reigns.
     
  10. hikanoo49

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    Cat was the original James Harden of the Rockets
     
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    Exceptional talent, played insanely hard. Just lacked the bball IQ.
     
  12. acsorelle4

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    *dribble, dribble, dribble...buzzzzzz*
     
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    Whatever happened to Dickerson. I remember him being a decent player.
     
  14. PDJACK7

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    I think injury (don't know what though). He never could come back from whatever it was. Then I remember him trying to make a comeback after missing a couple of seasons but just couldn't quite get himself back.
     
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    I think we were all excited because we havent had a young star with the aging hall of famers on our team. Steve came as a rookie n put up good numbers. His athleticism was through the roof. He had Yao's back and played hard all the time .
     
  16. FLASH21

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    Remember him for this:

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  17. tinman

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    maybe Clutch should do it

    Clutch City.
    Rise.
     
  18. don grahamleone

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    I voted migrane. This team had such great luck with it's stars post 94/95. Injuries galore. Migranes was about the craziest. Micro-fracture seems normal when you compare.
     
  19. daleri

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    Harden was 23 last season. He turned 24 3 days ago. And at 23 he did this:

    25.9 pts, 4.9 rebs, 5.8 assissts, 1.8 steals.
     
  20. TJ VS TR

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    This, a more compatible coach might have helped.
     
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