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Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Rocket2008, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. Rocket2008

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    Sorry to take this negatively, but how are freaking Steve Francis and T-mac legends and Mutombo is not?
     
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  2. Ubiquitin

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    Mutumbo will not be remembered as a Rocket.
     
  3. Rocket2008

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    Yes he will
     
  4. Realjad

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    because all of those guys at one point were the face of the franchise
     
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    Why stop with Deke? Why not Kevin Willis or Juwan Howard? What about legends Mark Jackson, Rick Barry, or Charles Jones?
     
  6. Rocket2008

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    Hmm I guess you're right, still ;)
     
  7. Ubiquitin

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    Deke spent his prime on ATL and Denver. This is like saying Hakeem should be remembered as a Raptor legend, or Jordan as a Wizards legend.
     
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    It will be nice to see some familiar faces at the game. :cool:
     
  10. Rocket2008

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    Ask NBA fans and they will know about his Rockets days, maybe even his Knicks days. Some might even leave ATL or Denver out all together.
     
  11. Ubiquitin

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    Then they're too young to matter.

    Career history
    1991–1996 Denver Nuggets
    1996–2001 Atlanta Hawks
    2001–2002 Philadelphia 76ers
    2002–2003 New Jersey Nets
    2003–2004 New York Knicks
    2004–2009 Houston Rockets
    Career highlights and awards
    8× NBA All-Star (1992, 1995–1998, 2000–2002)
    All-NBA Second Team (2001)
    2× All-NBA Third Team (1998, 2002)
    4× NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1995, 1997, 1998, 2001)
    3× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1997–1998, 2001)
    3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1995, 1999, 2002)
    NBA All-Rookie First Team (1992)
    2× NBA rebounding leader (2000–2001)
    3× NBA blocks leader (1994–1996)
     
  12. RudyTBag

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    Quit talking to teenagers... :grin:
     
  13. BigShotBob

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    And Clyde spent his tenure in Portland. But they're recognizing him as a rocket legend.
     
  14. Ubiquitin

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    Clyde is more of a Houston legend given his role in PSJ and his work with the Rockets over the last 20 years.
     
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    Clyde is a hometown hero

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    This is not the first time people are being contrarians

    Y'all need to get over it and accept that this organization has chosen to embrace certain individuals
     
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    That's a hell of a All-Time 1st & 2nd Team

    First:
    BC - Calvin Murphy
    BC -Clyde Drexler
    FC - Rudy T
    FC - Moses Malone
    FC - Hakeem Olajuwon

    Second:
    BC - Steve Francis
    BC - Tracy McGrady
    FC - Ralph Sampson
    FC - Elvin Hayes
    FC - Yao Ming
     
  17. htwnbandit

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    Are we seriously arguing if Deke will be most remembered as a Rocket? No, he was a backup here to Yao. His prime was in Denver and Atlanta. Half the time I forget he was here. Great choices by the Rockets!
     
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    Les Alexander, Rockets Legend?
     
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    Very strange that he won DPOY and was only voted All-Defensive 2nd team in '95...
     
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    Francis, TMac > Deke
     

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