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[ClutchFans] Vernon Maxwell speaks openly about... everything

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Clutch, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. Jake Tower

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    It's too bad the Rockets didn't try a lineup with Mad Max at the 2 and Glyde at the 3.
     
  2. s land balla

    s land balla Contributing Member

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    Chilly Pete!
     
  3. Deuce

    Deuce Context & Nuance

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    Clutch, just epic! Thanks!
     
  4. rockbox

    rockbox Around before clutchcity.com

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    Where do you put Horry and Elie? That team was stacked and only really needed some front court help to replace thorpe and backup Dream. If we would have gotten Willis and kept Horry and Cassell, we would have been golden.
     
  5. ima_drummer2k

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    Yeah, the only weakness that team had was Kenny's defense and the lack of a big man besides Hakeem (although Horry was shifted to the 4 and his long arms and quickness gave opposing PF's fits).
     
  6. B-Bob

    B-Bob "94-year-old self-described dreamer"

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    Clutch, there just aren't enough thanks I can offer for this. Just a wonderful segment of this icon, and it's a great story for his return.

    Also, everybody, he looks *amazing*. Like you could suit him up tomorrow. #antiagingcream
     
  7. Bandwagoner

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    I would love that.
     
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    True Rockets fans everywhere...truly appreciate this excellent and very candid interview...This was so awesome. Thank you Vernon and welcome back to Houston!!!
     
  9. BackNthDay

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    We couldn't beat Seattle because Gary Payton punked Kenny Smith. Plus Shawn Kemp gave us fits in the post and Seattle had a bunch of 6'7" wing men that would play out of their minds. However, Dream was a monster against them with no help.
     
  10. Fyreball

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    You forgot to mention that George Karl mastered the art of running an illegal defense without ever actually getting caught by the refs. It completely negated Hakeem's ability to pass out of double teams.
     
  11. EightDoobies

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    Great interview.. I love when he said he wasn't scared to get MJ in a 7 game series.
     
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    Yep. Seattle had our freakin number. Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp were bad match ups. But guys like Nate McMillan, Dale Ellis (guy always killed us) & Eddie Johnson never missed. Kenny looked like Lin out there
     
  13. Jugdish

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    The way he abandoned the team left a bitter taste in my mouth until I saw this interview. Great to see him looking and feeling good.
     
  14. count_dough-ku

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    Actually they did during the regular season. It didn't really help their record though. Max was huge in that first title run, but his absence in the second allowed guys like Elie, Horry, and Cassell more opportunities to step up. And did they ever.
     
  15. s land balla

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    Don't forget Detlef Schrempf.
     
  16. count_dough-ku

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    And Sam Perkins. I'll never forgive the Fakers for trading him to Seattle for Benoit Benjamin in 1993. The Rockets would've won that series(assuming the Sonics even beat the Jazz first) had they not had him.
     
  17. Rocket2008

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    Awesome stuff Clutch, just great to see him opening up to us fans, but then again, honesty was always his forte.

    Wasn't he in Houston for that charity game though during All-star weekend in Houston 2013? Doesn't matter, it seems like he really struggles with coming back, still. He's not a man of many words and you can see he's happy and it's weird for him too. The fact that he only got over it until 3 years ago should tell you why. That's a long time to hold a grudge or whatever you want to call it, but hey, at least he's open to reuniting with guys know and hopefully he can turn his life around and be at more Rockets related stuff. Max for colour commentary :grin: "I mean, I mean, Ya na mean?" :)
     
  18. vator

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    Words can't really express how great that video was so I won't even try. Thanks Clutch. Tonight is going to be amazing. Long live Clutch City aka Twoston and never underestimate the heart of a champion.
     
  19. macho GRANDE

    macho GRANDE Elvis, was a hero to most but................

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    Awesome work! Love Maxwell. The 86s in my moniker are a tribute to him. (Agent 86)
     
  20. Rocket River

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    With Madd Maxx sitting on the bench . . .non of the Rocket Players would want to goto the Time out after *****ing around

    Rocket River
    This man is the definition of INTENSITY!
     

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