It's no secret that the Houston Rockets drafted Hakeem Olajuwon. I love Hakeem as a player for my beloved team and the fact that all of his success as a professional basketball player happened in Houston. I love the draft because we never know who will turn out to be the next beloved athlete for our franchise. Houston fans have GREAT EXPECTATIONS because of this man. Face it. It's because of Hakeem that we expect to compete. It's because of Hakeem that we believe we can take on any opponent. It's because of Hakeem that we hang on to hope even when the horizon is bleak. I want the next Hakeem. Screw players like Dwight, Carmelo, & Lebron. You young guys on this site just don't get it. Skill is half the battle--character makes a professional. I want a Kevin Durant. A Derrick Rose. Maybe a Jeremy Lamb. A Royce White. A Terrence Jones. Let's embrace our picks and love them. We never know who they'll turn out to be.
This is the best Hakeem video I've ever seen. There has never been a more deserving player in my opinion to receive recognition. He is humble, gifted, and extremely loyal to our franchise. There is also no greater reward for fans than to witness a player play their heart out for a decade for a team before winning a championship. More than I want multiple championships, I want Houston to experience loyalty from players who quietly and humbly play their hearts out day in and day out for THE WIN--always dedicating themselves to accomplish more than before and striving to get better as all around players. Hakeem, thank you for your accomplishments that we as Rockets fan can share in and pretend we have a stake in. You're the man and the ultimate professional. I hope we can draft someone of your quality again to return this franchise to the glory that you brought it into.
Royce White and Terrence Jones could and should have gone higher. Jeremy Lamb can shoot better than Beal IMO... He's also one that should have been picked higher if it wasn't for his "disinterest" ... Rockets drafted great rookies, and I agree. They shouldn't be dealt.
People can say Lamb should gain weight all they want. Maybe Reggie Miller should have. Maybe Kevin Martin should. The bottom line is Lambs skillset shouldn't be denied. I'm very excited about these rookies. Way more than the possibility then landing rentals. These rookies alone (my opinion) will make players want to join the Rockets eventually. Keep the rookies. Keep the rookies. Please keep the rookies.
well we wanted players with potential and now we have them. Either they're going to be potentially awful or potentially great. 1 of those four will pan out.(dmo,royce,lamb,jones) Just one, that's all we need for now.
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