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[Dog days of the NBA thread] NBA Player who u like who are/were suppose to hate?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Voice of Aus, Aug 31, 2017.

  1. Voice of Aus

    Voice of Aus Contributing Member

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    Title says it all brehs, who do you actually really like that clutchfans or rockets fans as a whole despise or hate and why?

    for me its Lillard.

    i don't get the hate really about him, i understand .7 seconds but thats just being too good compared to doing something to rub the community the wrong way like trashing houston.

    reasons i like him
    - stayed in college and for a smaller school
    - one of the most honest follows on twitter
    - plays an attractive brand of ball
    - rapping is actually good for an athlete
    - seems like one of the more normal people in the NBA
     
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    Flops or no, Manu Ginobili has always been my favorite non-Rocket in the league.
     
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    Kevin Durant. I use to hate him because he's such a killer but before his last season on okc he did an hbo documentary on his summer and I saw how hard dude works and how much of a regular guy he is and when he broke his foot I found myself strangely concerned. Checked all the status updates on social media and saw how sarcastic he is and then I found out he loves weed and I fell head over heels in love with him lol. Still love the guy and am one of the few that was happy to see him get his ring even though it was with bitch boy
     
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    I don't *hate* any NBA player. I mean, **** the Mavs, and obviously **** the Warriors. But I don't think I hate any of them. Sure as hell don't like them though.

    I always liked PJ Tucker, even when it looked like him and Harden were about to have a fight. Loved him at UT and thought he'd be a good NBA player. Took much longer than I thought it would so I can't say I called it but he's there now.
     
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    I'm ok with Lillard. I mean anyone that can make a commercial like this can't be too bad

     
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    Dwight Howard

    Problems with him as a player on the floor, but i've never hated him, or even disliked him.
     
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    chenjy9 Numbers Don't Lie
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    John Stockton, Steph Curry, and LBJ (who I did "hate" for a while after the Decision)
     
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    Right now? I'd say it's Rudy Gobert, because we can never like the Jizz, and I got respect for him for sticking up for his team when Haywood bolted.

    Recent times? Dirk by a longshot. He's a bonified bad mama jama that had the unfortunate life of being a Mav.

    All time? Jeff Hornecek. Cuz F**k the Jazz. And F**k all that is NYC.
     
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    I haven't always liked him, but I respect Westbrook and how great of a season he had last year. He's lost two top 10 players and was able to carry his team to the playoffs without much talent. OKC had some talent but not much to help him with scoring. Harden deserved the MVP over him last year but it wasn't a runaway case (to me). And he played well against us in the playoffs until the 4th when he ran out of gas.
     
  11. kevcai

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    100% agreed -- I tried hating him after that shot but honestly he just seems like a pretty awesome guy on and off the court. In addition to what you said...he donates playoff bonus to team staff and gave the game ball (when he scored 59) to Joe Johnson for reaching 20,000 career points.

    Great balance between badass/clutch on the court and respectful/thoughtful off the court.

    https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/...e-bonus-playoff-money-to-trail-blazers-staff/

    https://www.sbnation.com/lookit/201...d-joe-johnson-game-ball-20000-point-milestone
     
  12. Daddy Long Legs

    Daddy Long Legs H- Town Harden

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    James Harden
     
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    Hated Kobe when he came in the league. Hated him more when his Lakers beat up on the 99 Super Rockets. Even cheered for Spurs to beat him those Championship years. Loved seeing Stevie and Yao give them fits even though we weren't close to their level.

    Years later, I was at a home game Lakers/Rockets in 2009. I think it was the first home game against them that year. The crowd was rowdy, everyone was talking noise to him. Ron Artest was trying his hardest to try and stop him. The man shook it all off and dominated. Nothing was keeping him from the win. At that point I realized I witnessed one of the greatest players ever and I really enjoyed watching the end of his career from that point on. Went to another game in 2013 against the Lakers w/ Dwight. The one where Greg Smith actually played DH12 kinda well. The Lakers were awful at that point but Kobe just kept doing his thing, couldn't be stopped. His last game here where he and Harden had a shootout was also amazing. An all time great, was sad to see him leave the league.

    I never got to see MJ play the Rockets live, Rockets/Bulls tickets were like platinum bars in the Jordan Championship era's and we only played them once a year at the Summit. But aside from Hakeem, Kobe was the best player I've ever seen play in person. KD, Lebron, Duncan, Curry, and the like don't hold a candle to Bryant imo. It's one of those things I can't put my finger on and say why. Kobe was better than anyone I've seen since.
     
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    Derick Fisher and Scottie Pippen


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    pff yeah right, I hate those dudes
     
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    Kawhi Leonard's game is really just brilliant
     
  17. don grahamleone

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    Are you trying to become a troll sensation on here? What happened to you?

    Anyhoo.. I'm going with LeBron. I know I should hate him, but I love to watch him play. Dude just carries himself with so much confidence. It's like he wills some of these wins. I know he willed that game 7 Championship against 'Durant's-Golden-Safe-Place' Warriors.
     
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  18. Daddy Long Legs

    Daddy Long Legs H- Town Harden

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    Not at all bro. Just staying active.

    I put james harden because hes my favorite player and sometimes the consensus among clutchfans and rockets fans is to hate him.

    It was a pretty unpopular opinion to like harden on this bbs 2 months ago.
     
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  19. don grahamleone

    don grahamleone Contributing Member

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    Ah, gotcha... that's kind of funny if you think about it that way. I'm sorry you had to explain it, I missed out on a laugh..
     
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  20. Mr. Clutch

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    Curry, Klay, Draymond
     
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