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Cool Story Bro... Kiev, Ukraine edition

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by davidkconover, May 23, 2015.

  1. davidkconover

    davidkconover Member

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    Lifelong ROX fan currently living and working in Kiev, Ukraine.

    Took the family to the Ukrainian National Circus this afternoon (Saturday) and towards the end of the show a group comes out to perform the standard jump off of trampoline acrobatic basketball dunking routine.

    Only... they were all wearing Houston Rockets jerseys!

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    Not sure if I embedded photo or video correctly - but if you are so inspired you can see them at https://instagram.com/birdnestconsulting/

    Anyway - I got a little overly excited and my wife had to tell me to calm down! Hope them wearing the jerseys is a good omen!

    Plan on getting up at 4:00am to watch the game live. Go Rockets!

    David
     
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  2. davidkconover

    davidkconover Member

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    A couple of more...

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  3. bobloblaw

    bobloblaw Contributing Member

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    The Increasing Urbanization of the Ukrainian National Circus. Is that Michael Cera in the first picture?

    Anyway, cool and surreal video.
     
  4. ferrari77

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    Pretty cool to see/hear about. Good pics dude.

    How is Kiev living going? Hopefully a bit more peaceful than a few months ago and you and your family are staying safe.
     
  5. malakas

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    wow ahahaha that's definitely weird and cool! Ukranians don't watch much basketball let alone NBA as far I know. I suppose a CSKA jersey would have been too controversial ?
     
  6. Carl Herrera

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    The wide shoulder cuts look terrible. The circus performers should have the shoulder straps rolled up.
     
  7. shastarocket

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    So cool and so random, haha

    I'd have expected PHX jerseys because of Alex Len
     
  8. OpenLayup-Why3?

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    Never skip leg day, Michael Cera
     
  9. davidkconover

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    Thanks. Life here is great... Much easier on expats than the locals what with the war w Russia still going on (just not given the tv coverage) and the economy being so bad. We don't plan on moving away anytime soon as despite all that it is a great city and country.
     
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    Curious why they chose Rockets uniforms.
     
  11. davidkconover

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    Uh... Cause the ROX are great.
     
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    Bob Sura, Steve Novak, and the girl is ... Tmac!
     
  13. Mr. Clutch

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    Houston Rockets- the world's team
     
  14. bobloblaw

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    Patrick Beverley played in Ukraine for BC Dnipro--check out their arguably infringed Thunder logo:

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    Alex Len played for the same team but obviously is not in the playoffs. Could be related to the widespread rocket attacks in the region :)rolleyes:) or the similarity between acrobatics and rockets.
     
  15. RoxBeliever

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    Maybe Daryl Morey watched them during his European travels and shipped them a bunch of uniforms? LOL
     
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    maybe this is why they look like a bunch of clowns on the court right now lol...
     
  17. DaDakota

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    Cool - now time to go back to bed.

    DD
     

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