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Yao Ming: "I'm a Texan and a Houston Rocket for life"

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by tinman, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. tinman

    tinman Contributing Member
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    Most important part of the speech.

    Not Florida, Not California , TEXAN FOR LIFE

    HOUSTON ROCKET FOR LIFE


    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Yao Ming. &quot;I consider Houston my second home. You stood by me in good times and bad. I'm a Texan and a Houston Rocket for life.&quot;</p>&mdash; Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) <a href="https://twitter.com/Jonathan_Feigen/status/774394722337034244">September 9, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>


    <blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/YaoMing">@YaoMing</a> Thank you Yao Ming <a href="https://t.co/vCLAmL9XZZ">pic.twitter.com/vCLAmL9XZZ</a></p>&mdash; D-Texan (@dtexanz) <a href="https://twitter.com/dtexanz/status/774405674365104128">September 10, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
     
  2. Plowman

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    That's classic! :cool:
     
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    Yes, you are, big fella!
     
  5. Verbal Christ

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    I've been a Houston sports fan for nearly 40 years and this guy is the only one that I want to go give a big hug to. Wish I could just drink a beer and chill with him for a night.
     
  6. BowlingBaller

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    When I think stereotypical Texan, Yao is the first person who comes to mind. Fits the mold perfectly.
     
  7. cheke64

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    A true texan drives a chevy pick up like me.
     
  8. Snow Villiers

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    Yao and Tmac man. Miss them so much.
     
  9. tinman

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    He's real.
    That makes him Texan
     
  10. heypartner

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    That's so cool.

    Will Le$ ever say that.
     
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    Le$ would drop the word Houston from the name of the team
     
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    Just when I think I can't love the guy anymore, he goes and says this. God bless Yao Ming, a true Texan.
     
  14. Caesar

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    I want a Yao statue at Toyota Center!
     
  15. Liberon

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    Give me $60,000 so I can afford a new Silverado with the 5.3 liter.....
     
  16. rocketsjudoka

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    I've been travelling, actually in China, and have been out of touch with the news. I saw this reported on in Chinese news but it wasn't that big news as the G20 was pretty much overshadowing everything with the round the clock coverage.

    A very well deserved honor for a player who helped to bridge two cultures and am very proud to hear Yao say he's a Texan and a Houston Rocket for life. On a personal note as a young kid growing up in Houston I remember being told that Asians would never play in the NBA. I'm so glad that Yao Ming changed that perception for ever and did it in my hometown.

    My best Yao memory will be him laughing it up with Ron Artest after wrapping up the 2009 playoff series. It was so great to see the joy on his face after so coming up short so many times before. The image of him laughing would go on to become a great internet meme. Just wished we could've won a Championship with him. It especially would've been great to see him do so with that 2009 team. My third favorite team after the championship teams and one that had so much heart, smarts and clearly loved playing with each other.

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  17. TMac'n

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    This would be the icing on the cake! Would love to see this
     
  18. heypartner

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    Nice sentiment about a statue. But I love the fact we only have one. Need that title for statue

    Maybe a statue inside the arena is a compromise
     
  19. Celebriduck

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    Me dos. Big part of our team history.
     
  20. BamBam

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    Congrats to Yao and his family! He was a fantastic player and is well deserving of being enshrined into the hall of fame!!!
    I wish we could've had him just a little longer, 9yrs wasn't nearly enough!!! I wish him well with the Shanghai Sharks!





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