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IT'S TIME to retire Mutombo's number!

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by PJ86, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. the shark

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  2. WinkFan

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    Retire the number of a player who started 85 games for the team...smh.
     
  3. DaDakota

    DaDakota If you want to know, just ask!

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    No - sorry, not in Houston - great guy, but a bit role player.

    DD
     
  4. PullUpJ

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    People are completely against retiring Tmac's number but want Mutombo's number retired. Great player yes, but for us he was a backup
     
  5. DudeWah

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    Not a single player that played for the rockets post 2001 deserves to have their number retired yet.
     
  6. PJ86

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    Leslie approves of the general consensus :D
     
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    IMHO, the major criteria for retiring a player's number is that they contributed something of significance to a franchise. They elevated their franchises with championships or greatness or contributed to the success of the franchise over a period of time.

    Mutumbo doesn't come close to meeting that criteria.
     
  8. Dr of Dunk

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    Atlanta already announced they are going to retire his number later this year. I think Denver probably will, too.
     
  9. HardenWay

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    His contribution to Houston doesn't warrant his jersey being retired.
     
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    Didn't know that, but I do understand their point. That was a championship team. The team with Mutombo wasn't anything close to that. Fun team to watch, tho... just a mediocre team with the injuries.
     
  11. bobrek

    bobrek Politics belong in the D & D

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    Who retired Jordan's number?
     
  12. CantBeRight

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    Miami.
     
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    I found this quote from Elvin Hayes--

    I feel like he deserves his number retired here more than anyone, but the Rockets just were respecting his wishes.
     
  14. napalm06

    napalm06 Huge Flopping Fan

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    Playing Devil's Advocate... What type of criteria qualifies Rockets-version-of-Deke to have his jersey retired? Likeability? Rebounds? Blocks?
     
  15. smoothie

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    great list.

    i'd add battier, scola, mobley, horry, cassell, and elie.

    deke is in the list of all time fan favorites like sura and hayes.

    i don't think anyone of the names you or i mentioned honestly deserves a retired jersey. to get a retired jersey you should have at least 1 of the following criteria:

    1) responsible for a rockets championship (not as a role player)
    2) MVP as a rocket
    3) hall of fame as a rocket
    4) long tenure as rockets star (10 years?)
     
  16. Buck Turgidson

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    Agreed. And yeah, I did blank on Horry and Cassell, probably Rodney McCray too.
     
  17. smoothie

    smoothie Jabari Jungle

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    i might change my view on yao.

    i do believe he deserves, and will get in to, the hall of fame.

    if/when that happens, i think he deserves a retired jersey since i think any rocket in the hall deserves a retired jersey.
     
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    Let's retire Yao's first...
     
  20. photojoe

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    If retiring a jersey number was based on likeability, I would retire Mutombo's number in a heartbeat!

    ...but it's not. So no.
     

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