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[Bleacherreport] Yao Ming and 10 Other NBA Players With Careers Shortened by Injury

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by DreamShook, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. DreamShook

    DreamShook Member

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    Yao Ming and 10 Other NBA Players With Careers Shortened by Injury

    Three Rockets on the list

    Don't Lock if posted.

     
  2. Treeza

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    It's sad to see 3 Rockets players on this list.
     
  3. DreamShook

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    Edit: Tracy not a Rocket.
     
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    Replace with Steve Francis.
     
  5. kidcave9

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    Oh man I wish I was alive when the Twin Towers where around. Two seven foooters running like they were guards.

    A sight to see!
     
  6. Carl Herrera

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    Steve Francis' major injury was being dropped on his head as a baby. Slowed development of basketball IQ and damaged the part of the brain for self-awareness.
     
  7. Angkor Wat

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    Interesting. The whole article is written in the same tone until he gets to Tmac. He then starts ripping into him with personal opinions. Complete 180 from talking about the others. Sounds like he wrote all that to harp on TMAC.
     
  8. T_Man

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    Yeah it was a beautiful thing to watch....

    They both could switch from PF to C at anytime...
     
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    potential is one thing, but ability is another..these Rockets all had ability to become great players in the history of basketball and they end up second tier in their Era.
     
  10. Big MAK

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    Do fortune cookies break easily in the pool?
     
  11. AggNRox

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    the article is a standard prematural report. for those players, they are still at the age which can be considered in earlier or in the middle of career. how can you make the conclusion?

    we can imagine what the writer would do if he wrote his column back to the year when iigauskas had the surgery. he would have iigauskas listed for sure. now ilgauskas is even not on his list. what a bs! even more interesting is he excluded oden. oden is as fragile as yao if not worse. yao at least played a few years w/o problem until recent years.

    i don't mind he lists all those retired layers or those at the end of his career according their ages, such grant hill. even he managed to play, he is just a couple years away from retirement.
     
  12. TMac4Life#1

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    I stopped reading once i saw bleacher report.
     
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    I could not agree more with his assessment, especially of Tracy McGrady.

    Such a sad waste of unbelievable talent.
     
  14. trueroxfan

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    he is as much as rocket as ralph sampson, stop crying he's gone
     
  15. ooliverb1

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    Yao Ming retired??? :eek:
    Can anyone post a link? I did not know that.

    Wait... is this again about that interview Yao did in China??
     
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    Sampson did more in his short career for the Rockets than any of those did.

    His potential was higher, he was Kevin Garnett, Dirk, before they existed.
    His Clutch shot in 86 was better than ANY buzzer beater that those two have ever done. He sent the Rockets to the NBA finals with that shot, he took down the defending champion Lakers in LA with Dream being thrown out of the game. it's #11 on the greatest playoff moments, those dudes don't have any greatest playoff moments.


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    02-03: 82/82 games played.
    03-04: 87/87 games played.
    04-05: 87/89 games played.

    Seriously, can we please not post things from Bleacher Report?
     
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    00-01: 81/86
    01-02: 80/86
    02-03: 82/89
    03-04: 67/82 (You could make a case here I suppose)
    04-05: 85/86

    BLEACHER REPPOOOOOOOORRRRTTTT
     
  19. cuddie

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    Whoopsies, I pulled a Bleacherreport. But I fixed it!
     
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    This guy writes like a poor man's Fran Blinebury.
     

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