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Your Greatest Memory of Richard Petruska

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Francis3, Sep 8, 2000.

  1. Francis3

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    What can I say about this UCLA star. He brought his great skills every night to the bench. I miss him alot.

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    hey i actually remember petruska

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    I actually thought he was going to be a good pick up and thought he was going to turn out to be like Dino Radja.

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    Just bringing this thread to the top....

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  6. Francis3

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    Hahaha

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    Remember when he broke the trophy? What the hell was he doing holding it anyway?

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    He sweated too much to me.

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    What is the story about the trophy.. i've heard differnt things.. once heard it was bull that broke it etc.. was it actually broken?

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  10. outlaw

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    I'll always remember Petruska...as the chump that Rudy drafted in the 2nd round INSTEAD of Bo Outlaw!!!

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    Hey, they let me kiss the trophy once while I was putting down a deposit the day they signed Barkley. My one claim to Rockets fame.

    true story

    Barkley was doing a photo shoot (or interview or something) and they brought out the two trophies (which resided on display behind the front desk). They were carrying them out, and I said..."Hey, you have to let me kiss it."
     
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    The first news I heard was that Horry broke it, but later everyone kept saying that Petruska broke it. Or at least that is how I think it went. Man, that was a long time ago

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    It was never really broken--the ball fell off the dais, or pedestal, or whatever it is. They just screwed it back on.

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    See Francis3's post below this one [​IMG]

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  16. Francis3

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    Is that what you wanted Bobfinn? [​IMG]

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    i went to a home game during those years where the guy drained like 2 3's in about 5 minutes of total garbage time...sweet memories of those days...

    i also have at least 1/2 dozen of his skybox rookie card. contact me if youre interested! [​IMG]

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    I remember him holding up his jersey at the press conference after the 1993 draft alongside Sam Cassell and Eric Riley. I saw that gleam in his eyes and could tell that he was destined for a long, prosperous career in the NBA.

    "With the 46th pick in the 1993 NBA Draft, the Houston Rockets select out of UCLA, RICHARD PETRUSKA.".....Houston fans rejoice

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