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Rudy Tomjanovich says if he had Moses Malone instead of Olajuwon they still would have won 2 titles

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by tinman, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. tinman

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  2. Mr. Clutch

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    He was an incredible player. Never watched him play but he had 3 mvps and was probably the greatest offensive rebounder of all time
     
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    Thank you Moses Malone.

    http://www.nba.com/2015/news/featur...alone-hakeem-olajuwon-fran-blinebury-feature/

     
  4. ibm

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    but he's clearly outta shape!
     
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    Hakeem wouldn't have been Hakeem without Moses.
     
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    if this, if that
     
  7. Jontro

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    Does Moses even lift in that pic doe?
     
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    What? Moses Malone was a scrub, a regular season all star like Mcgrady.
     
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    Rudy owes everything to Dream, truly carried Rudy to titles.
     
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    Rudy created the winner Dream; Rudy and Dream owe a tremendous amount to each other.
     
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    Not to hit on you personally, but this post is so 2016: "Never watched him play but".

    Yes, Mo was incredible, a truly great O-rebounder, relentless. And yes, I watched him play.
     
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    I'm guessing he was just trying to say how great and under appreciated Moses Malone was.

    He is wrong though. We don't win those 2 titles with just about anyone replacing Hakeem.
     
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    Mo would just play volleyball with the backboard sometimes in the midst of giants until he either put it back in or dunked it. Was always entertaining to watch. If only I could have watched the games he played against Akeem at Fonde. :(
     
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    The offense would have had to be completely different. Dumping the ball off to Hakeem was everything. Maxwell would be leading the league in shots. Not buying it. We'd matchup slightly better with Seattle though, I'd imagine.
     
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    Big Mo was my first "favorite" player

    Dude was a beast
     
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    Exactly! No way we win titles with Moses the way the team was constructed. A frontline of OT & Moses, that's some serious rebounding and inside scoring for yo ass though :grin:
     
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    Moses Malone was a 3-time league MVP and a NBA Finals MVP.

    He wasn't "just about anyone".
     
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    That picture is beautiful omg... Magic Jordan Malone Hakeem....
     
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    Moses Malone over time has become one of the most under-rated players in NBA history. He is arguably one of the 10 best players in NBA history.

    However, the Rockets don't win those two titles with Malone over Olajuwon. Hakeem was the superior individual and team defender, and offensively they were not comparable.
     
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