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[Player's Tribune | by Steve Francis] I Got a Story to Tell

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by zeeshan2, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. zeeshan2

    zeeshan2 Member

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    Really good article




     
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    I hope steve gets better, it is a hard road alcoholism. Wish steve good luck, those were some good times when Francis and yao played shaq/Kobe. Those were some really neat games.
     
  3. RasaqBoi

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    Funny read.

    He went full circle again!!! Look at him now. Still remember when he got his ass beat at El Tiempo. Lol
     
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    "Cashmere, Steve"

    deserves its own cfnet meme — used when a poster is not listening to the sage words of another. “Cashmere, Steve”
     
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    "Hakeem is sitting there reading the Quran. Not saying a word.

    Then he gives me a look. You know how Dream is. He’ll just look at you — super wise, super calm. Every word that comes out of the man’s mouth is like it’s coming straight from God Almighty.
    "

    THIS deserves its own thread. So dreamy.
     
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    For anyone wondering...

    Steve Francis (42 mins)
    27 points (50% FG)
    7 rebounds
    5 assists (7 to's)
    1 steal
    15.4 BBref Game Score

    Gary Payton (37 mins)
    26 points (37.5% FG)
    5 rebounds
    10 assists (5 to's)
    3 steals
    18.1 BBref Game Score

    I'd have to go back and watch the game to get the complete picture, but this looks pretty far from a "killing" to me. I guess "I played him rather evenly" doesn't make for as great a story. :p
     
  7. RasaqBoi

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    I remember that game. Francis crossed Payton over and toyed with him a lot in the first half.
     
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    27 & 7. As a rookie. Against a supposed stellar defensive player who wouldn't stop trash talking.. I can see why he said it
     
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    I'm on board. Let's make this happen.
     
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    I think we all know Steve never recovered from being traded to ORL, this article confirms it. No doubt I would make that trade ten times over but I have always wondered what was the ceiling of a Steve/Mobley/Yao, especially if you add Battier to the core. I think it would have been a fun team.
     
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    Just something I was pondering while reading this but how would have the Rockets fared if they never make the move for Tracy? Kept a core of Cuttino, Steve, Yao, Mo Taylor *whispers Kelvin Cato in disgust* Sure that's not a roster that was going to beat Los Angeles or San Antonio but maybe you have a few deep postseason runs.
    Sure we probably wouldn't have ever had one of the most memorable moments in the 13 in 35, but I just wonder.
    Also hope Steve truly gets back on it, really made me happy seeing him here during the 2015 postseason run.
     
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    btw I died at work when Dream told Steve about the construction boots, great stuff. Also Sam Cassell wtf lmfao.
     
  13. Entropy

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    Stevie conveniently left out all that crack he was doing.
     
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    man steve poured his heart out on the court and help Yao transition in the NBA. I got love for stevie and he has his faults but he did his best every game for us in the first stint. I don't know if he's still struggling with alcohol but good to hear this story and see where he came from and how crazy of a run he had in just 4 years.
     
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    Great story, but this pretty much sums up the Francis years. On his first game against Gary Payton - "And I killed his ass. Look up the stats. I KILLED his ass."

    Francis - 27pts, 5 ast, 7 to, 1 stl, fg% .500 L
    Payton - 26 pts, 10 ast, 5 to, 3 stl, fg% .375 W

    So Francis' field goal percentage was better, but Payton won the game and arguably had better stats.
    https://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/199911200SEA.html
     
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    steller defensive player + top pg vs a former drug dealer + hs dropout

    i bet gary cried himself to sleep that week
     
  17. FTW Rockets FTW

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    Waste of talent. Could have achieved more if he had work ethic of James Harden on and off the court
     
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    Man why can't more muslims be like the dream.. I remember in the early late ninety's he actually made it cool to be a muslim
     
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    I always liked Francis, he gave his all to the Rockets
     
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