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The toughest player Maxwell had to guard

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by tinman, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. tinman

    tinman Contributing Member
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    Nah, it ain't MJ

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The player I had the toughest time defending in my career was Drazen Petrovic. I'd rather guard MJ any day. Drazen used to light me up. Lol</p>&mdash; Vernon Maxwell (@VernonMaxwell11) <a href="https://twitter.com/VernonMaxwell11/status/614203783069863936">June 25, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    His answer didn't surprise me at all.
     
  3. heypartner

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    In before SwoLy-D.

    btw, Mad Max dissing Clyde Drexler with that statement, too.
     
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    9 9 er
     
  5. Mr.Scary

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    Gotta love Max. Always honest.
     
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    and gotta love Drazen. a great, great player, whose life and career ended far too soon.
     
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    Drazen was the OG Curry. If he got to play in this era, he would dominate. 44% career 3 pointer when teams didn't shoot 3 pointers. He also had the OG eurostep.
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">BTW even though Stockton n Malone are long gone. I still can't stand Utah.</p>&mdash; Vernon Maxwell (@VernonMaxwell11) <a href="https://twitter.com/VernonMaxwell11/status/615900566057652224">June 30, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    For years, my hatred of the Jazz was so great that I refused to set foot into that state. I had to go there for work about four years ago and only then realized the state had beautiful scenery and thus some redeeming qualities. Those qualities however were immediately eroded when I got into a conversation about basketball and the host of the dinner started talking about the greatness of Malone and Stockton. I told him that they were cheats, liars, thugs and thieves and that Jazz fans were generally insufferable human beings. That became an awkward dinner. But I could not stop myself and didn't bother to try. I only kind of regret it.
     
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    Ok, Max is on Twitter, but we *need* him to join ClutchFans.
     
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    Figuratively speaking, the hardest person Mad Max had to guard was himself. He proved that by leaving the 94-95 championship team.
     
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    Isn't Utah the place he ran in the stands?
     
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    We all make mistakes, open your closet in front of millions of people.
     
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    Always thought that was Portland, when he got into it with a fan
     
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    He been had said this.
     
  17. tinman

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    Owning up to your mistakes makes you real
     
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    I am glad that we agree. I just don't think that you knew that we were on the same page.
     
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    And that was his moment of redemption....the day that he was able to conquor himself.
     
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    I thought he had a tough time with Johnnie Starks which was when Sam Cassell emerged, but maybe that was Kenny Smith who could deal with Johnnie Starks of the Knicks.
     
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