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Time to reminisce about Dream

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by LAM, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. LAM

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    It's been too long, but anyone else remember when the Ch20 telecast just felt they had to pick other Rox players as players of the game besides Hakeem because really, he was the game MVP every time. I'm sure he didn't mind missing out on the $50 gift certificates to some restaurant.
    I just hope they explained the deal with him so he wouldn't feel disrespected. Maybe that's why he was an angry guy before, losing player of the game honors to Matt Bullard and Buck Johnson.
     
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  2. heypartner

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    LAM needs a greenie after all these years.
     
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  3. Trackwell

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    The good old days
     
  4. LAM

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    What's a greenie and where can I get one, or a bunch?
     
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    I just gave you one. We can't have an old-timer reminiscing about Dream walking around board with Nick Johnson reputation.
     
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    I wish he didn't leave us for Toronto. :(
     
  7. Newlin

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    Man, remember the time Akeem slapped that 7-eleven clerk around a little bit. Those were the days. The guy probably had it coming.

    Nowadays the star players just have their posse take care of business. The times have changed my friends.
     
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    Is Terrence Jones reputation any better ;)
     
  9. cheke64

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    I can't enjoy those years since there were no stats. I need some damn stats to feel smart and important.
     
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    Remember when he b-slapped Billy Paultz. Needed to do that to John Stockton and Karl Malone as well.
     
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    what was the restaurant sponsor back then? I remember taco cabana. he missed out on all those queso and chips.
     
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    Akeem and his baby mama, Lita Spencer, went in to the store. Lita was standing in line while Akeem was getting some stuff. Akeem didn't feel like standing in line,so he bypassed it by throwing a twenty on the counter and walking out. Once he was outside, the clerk called said "what an asshole". Lita was still in line and heard it. She told Akeem and he came back in and slapped the clerk.

    He also smacked a camera man in the apartments where Spencer was living. (OST and Almeda) I knew the mechanic who worked at the Exxon beside the apartments and he always said Akeem was a rude guy.
     
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  13. Granville

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    He bitch slapped his own little brother in the parking lot of the Summit too.
     
  14. CCity Zero

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    Thank Les for that... Was low balling Hakeem (I mean obviously he was at end of his career, but Les should have just done the Kobe route, for ultimately a lot less money). Hakeem brought Houston two chips and made a lot of money for Les... Then in contract negotiations offered 10 mil, final hour 13, and wasn't even in the ballpark to the 18 Toronto paid over 3 years, Toronto even gave up picks.

    I don't think Hakeem staying an extra year (since he retired early from 3 year contract) would have made much difference, it also would have looked better since he was essentially a hometown hero from his UH days (since coming to the states)..

    Obviously I know you're aware of this and everyone else here, but just helping new guys :) with another example of Le$ making great PR for the Rockets (which he then added to it with Barkley fiasco).
     
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    People who dislike this thread should be clubbed like baby seals
     
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    I'm surprised most of you are spelling reminisce correctly. That's impressive in and of itself.
     
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    One of them was definitely Whataburger for the Whatablocks

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