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All-Time "Hold Me Back" Rockets

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by lnchan, Feb 26, 2021.

  1. lnchan

    lnchan LeonardTX26
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    Since this season is kinda depressing, I had the random thought... who would be your starting 5 all-time Rockets that had a reputation of wanting to just brawl somebody on the court?

    My picks:
    PF - Larry "Mr. Mean" Smith
    SF - Ron Artest
    C - Hakeem Olajuwon
    SG - Vernon Maxwell
    PG - Russell Westbrook
     
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    PG: Bob Sura
    SG: Vernon Maxwell
    SF: Artest
    PF: Barkley
    C: Cousins
     
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    Boki.
     
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    I always understood “hold me back” guys to mean guys who are always posturing and agitating, but unwilling to actually fight. Pretend tough guys.

    In any case, if we’re talking about real fighters, gotta give some mention to Trevor Ariza. Despite his quiet demeanor, he always seemed ready to throw down to defend a teammate. Remember the LA locker room incident?

    Chris Paul too. He’s the only Rocket I remember seeing actually land a punch to the face.
     
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    PF: Charles Oakley
    SF: Ron Artest
    C: Boogie Cousins
    SG: Vernon Maxwell
    PG: Russell Westbrook

    Honorable mention:
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    Frankie Garcia...o_O

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    Calvin can beat up Rus today!
     
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    Derek Fisher
     
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    Man Westbrook fool yall into thinking he'd fight anyone.


    - Bev
     
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    let's not forget donut's ass sweat injured steph curry's knees. you dun want no smoke from teh donuts
     
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    I’d put Barkley ahead of Artest. Artest didn’t really get into many scuffles with other players as a Rocket, from what I remember.

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    Also, Chris Paul was more of a fighter than Russell Westbrook, I think. He had that thing with Rondo.
     
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    #11 ApacheWarrior, Feb 26, 2021
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    People forget that Olajuwon would be willing to sucker punch a Laker at will.
     
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    lnchan LeonardTX26
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    Don't remind me how CP3 was superior to Westbrook in every possible way... even his beef with Rondo was better.


    [​IMG]
     
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    Beverley might not really fight anyone. But he sure can instigate the opponent to fight him.
     
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    no Calvin, the captain of your brawling Rox???

    and, no, not Hakeem. Akeem. He was the brawler.

    thanks for no Ralph!
     
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    Ralph Sampson could throw bombs.

     
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    [​IMG]

    Hakeem not so much.
     
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    Look at Thorpe having Olajuwon’s back.
     
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