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Just imagine if Yao Ming hadn't went down in game 3...

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by chris845, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. chris845

    chris845 Member

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    I know this is just a "what if" and the Lakers are definitely a championship team. No doubt they'll be a force in the west for a good while. Kobe, Gasol, and Odom are still pretty young and Bynun is just developing, but with the way we played the Lakers you have to wonder. If Yao Ming hadn't went down, I felt that there was a very good chance( not a certainty) that we would've been the champs had we got past the Lakers. You could argue that the Lakers didn't play to their potential in games 4 and 6 knowing that Yao was not there, but that was the Rockets' defense at work forcing Kobe into bad shots and Aaron Brooks takin charge at the offensive end. Scola & Landry acting like beasts inside. We really could've used Yao Ming in game 7 where we just couldn't get any offense going outside the key and settling for jump shots. That was in part to the Lakers' defense in that game, knowing they didn't have to focus in on that big guy in the middle.

    IF in fact we'd gotten by the Lakers in that game, I think that we would've taken Denver in six games and Orlando pretty easily. Both them teams would't had had an answer for Yao Ming and we've shown we domintated those team in the past two years (Rockets were 5-1 vs. Nuggets/Magic this year). It's my opinion that if Yao hadn't went down in game 3, we would've been NBA Champs.
     
  2. dkoune

    dkoune Rookie

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    ibtl.Get over it.
     
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  4. DreaMac

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    Seriously, PLEASE get over it.
     
  5. roxstarz

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    what if yao ming could fly? does that mean we would win a ring?

    on a serious note yao cant catch a break with all these injuries. ( no pun intended)
     
  6. RaferMadness

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    let me be the next to say GET OVER IT whats done is done
     
  7. 1RocketMac11

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    who knows, we might not even be able to take LA to 7 games if Yao played, it would have most likely ended in 5 OR 6.
     
  8. KingsFan

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    Rockets would've still lose to the Lakers, but with yao they had a better chance. The 4 games played in LA, 2 w/ Yao were winable games, 2 w/o Yao were blow outs. With a healthy Tmac though, it would've been interesting.
     
  9. jevon3012

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    Just imagine if Stockton didn't make that shot....
     
  10. topfive

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    Imagine there's no heaven; it's easy if you try...
     
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    Imagine if we actually traded Ralph Sampson to Portland for Drexler and the 2nd pick (the rights for Jordan). :eek:

    It was proposed by Portland. :(
     
  12. seanluu

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    stop living in the past, the future is now!
     
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    we have a winner
     
  14. Roxxx4life

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    Season is over... We lost... Time to move on and look for future...
     
  15. everfans

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    that's a wonderful dream! but ,the fact is that yao went down, we lost 7th and lakers won championship.
     
  16. nerdyyatrice

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    U mean "Just imagine if Yao Ming hadn't GONE down in game 3... "??
     
  17. chasingu

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    No "if " in NBA, bro.
     
  18. Nick_Young

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    I don't think we can finally beat LA even if YAO standed up to game 7, seeing Howard being dysfuntional in the finals. We just played a differet style without Yao, which made Lakers uncomfortable and tactically underestimated the smaller but faster Rox.
     
  19. Yak

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    We would've lost in 6. The only reason the series was extended is because the Lakers lost interest.
     
  20. tycoonchip

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    In my opinion if Yao had stayed we would have lost in 5.
     

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