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Are the Rockets the most diverse team in the league?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by iNoseBleedRed, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. iNoseBleedRed

    iNoseBleedRed Member

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    Houston Rockets:

    Regions Represented - North America, Caribbean, Europe, Asia

    Countries Represented - USA, Israel, Turkey, Dominican Republic, Taiwan, Lithuania

    Languages - English, Hebrew, Turkish, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Lithuanian

    If we count RGV and Training staff, we have Olbrecht (Germany) and Hakeem (Nigeria)

    Is any other team as diverse as us?
     
  2. EightDoobies

    EightDoobies Member

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    We ain't racist.
     
  3. bongman

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    Spurs win is I think.
     
  4. Carl Herrera

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    No. All we do are go for dunks and 3s. McFail has no diversity.

    Which one of the Rockets is from Taiwan?
     
  5. Roc Paint

    Roc Paint Contributing Member

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    Where is are token Native American?

    "He's gone crazy, completely crazy...tryin' to tame the American Horse"
    -The Cult
     
  6. Stack24

    Stack24 Contributing Member

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    Spurs have same.

    Australia
    Italy
    France
    Virgin Islands
    Argentina
    Brazil
     
  7. Nanisteru

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    Rofl, Lin was born in San Jose, CA. He is 100% fluent in English and is barely able to speak Mandarin. He is not a native of taiwan.

    That makes 75% of team from USA.

    Anyways if you want diversity. Take a look at the spurs. More than half of their team are foreign players.
     
  8. Breitbard

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    Not sure why you say the country of Taiwan is represented, unless you are going to research the ethnic background of everybody.
     
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  9. Carl Herrera

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    Kelvin Sampson.
     
  10. Roc Paint

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    Thanks Carl!
     
  11. smasstastic

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    You can't claim Lin is from Taiwan without claiming Parsons from West Europe and Harden from West Africa.
     
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    And Jordan Hamilton, Greg Smith, Terrence Jones, Patrick Beverley and Dwight Howard from England.
     
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    The only thing truly Asian about Jeremy Lin is his parents, and his last name. The dude barely speaks any Mandarin (learned some after Linsanity for sponsorship purposes). I don't really see how he represents Asia.
     
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    Which one of our players is from Taiwan?
     
  15. The Sensei

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    This was mentioned during the Rockets Lakers broadcast, when we had our bench playing in the blowout.

    It was Asik, DMo, Casspi, Garcia, and Lin out on the floor. I was sure te broadcaster was going to mention the LinーTaiwan connection, but all he said was "Jeremy Lin from U.S. of A".

    Glad he got that one right.
     
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    Yeah but Lin's parents are from there. And i doubt Parsons parents are immigrants, and even if they were everyone knows Chandler is from Heaven.
     
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    I know more about JeremyLin than you do. He's my babycakes.
     
  19. iNoseBleedRed

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    You guys are getting into semantics.

    I didn't say that Lin is from Taiwan, I said he REPRESENTS Taiwan. If you disagree with the fact that Jeremy Lin represents Taiwan, then you are delusional. He is from the USA and therefore represents the USA as well, but he definitely represents Taiwan.

    Signed,

    Not an LOF


    P.S. Dwight Howard and P-bev do not represent England.
     

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