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Why don't I remember Vin Baker?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by YaosDirtyStache, Apr 26, 2013.

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  1. YaosDirtyStache

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    I was looking up some of my favorite players when I was growing up and I looked up Vin Baker...

    Only to see he was a Rocket at some point? What?

    Someone fill me in because I dont remember this at all.
     
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    He was probably drunk.
     
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    In the year of WBSS. He didn't get on the court much, but he'd play poker with Sura and Barry.
     
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    He was pretty much washed up when we got him and we were just acquiring him for what I think was an expiring salary as part of our trade to unload Mo Taylor. I'm not even sure he ever took the court, and if he did it was for very very few minutes.
     
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    Vin Baker was the consume-mate professional
     
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    Well he was on the end of the bench guarding the water.

    Look, under JVG we had an array old people joined us, Mark Jackson, Weatherspoon(he actually played ok), Strickland ...
     
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    Charles Oakley came on a 10 day contract too. I remember him hitting a shot against GSW
     
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    JVG, what the heck.

    David Wesley was once in a savior role for this team. What the Heck.

    Why don't I remember Fegwu, m_cable in that thread. What happened to them?
     
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    what about eric patkoski, a solid player had he averaged 36 minutes per game. ;)
    An all star if he'd played 48 minutes.
     
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    I'm pretty young but I remember him just sitting on the 3pt line, never moving, and not even shooting that well.
     
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    I remember Rod Strickland's stint very well. I don't think I've ever seen a player (certainly not a POINT GUARD) look more out of shape after running the length of the court 2 times. Wonder what that season would have looked like had Sura and Mike James been healthy and active all season...
     
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    The bigger question is, why was Vin Baker one of your favorite players?
     
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    Oscar Torres was mine for no reason back in 01. :)
     
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    I know which play you are talking about. He ran the whole court on a freak on a TO, made the bucket, and sucked air like he was dying.
     
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    LOL I remember that.

    Funny thing is I actually ran into Strickland after his Rockets stint at a club in Portland and asked how he liked playing for the Rockets and he said something along the lines of "how'd you know I played there? It was a not-so glorious end to my career."
     
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    There are a ton of players that fall into Baker-land. The, "holy **** they played for the Rockets?" group. Rod Strickland, Sedale Threatt, Charles Oakley, it goes on and on.
     
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    Michael Jordan.
     
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