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[nba]Rockets team of the 90s (vote)

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by tinman, Mar 6, 2012.

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Besides Dream, I will vote for (multiple votes)

  1. Charles Barkley

    39 vote(s)
    19.2%
  2. Sam Cassell

    101 vote(s)
    49.8%
  3. Clyde Drexler

    162 vote(s)
    79.8%
  4. Mario Elie

    94 vote(s)
    46.3%
  5. Robert Horry

    143 vote(s)
    70.4%
  6. Vernon Maxwell

    115 vote(s)
    56.7%
  7. Kenny Smith

    126 vote(s)
    62.1%
  8. Otis Thorpe

    116 vote(s)
    57.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. tinman

    tinman Member
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    Rocket Jones,
    I decided to make this it's own thread.

    I've decided to assume Dream is cemented in like his statue as a vote.
    So it's 4 choices.

    http://www.nba.com/rockets/fans/rockets_team__the_90s_2012_03_01.html

    Vote For Your Rockets All-Decade Team of the 1990s
    Celebrating 45 years of Houston Rockets Tradition

    Clutch City.

    It's been nearly two decades since the inception of that goose bump-inducing moniker and the mere mention of it still floods the senses with a symphony of sights and sounds that can send spirits soaring and reduce grown men to tears. That is its beauty. Such is its power.

    But achieving full appreciation of the Clutch City label requires an understanding of everything that came before: all the heartbreak and pain; the what ifs and what might have beens; the scarlet letter 'C' that had previously been emblazoned upon the chest of Houston's sports scene, proclaiming our teams and athletes – all of us, really – as nothing more than a bunch of underachieving chokers.

    And then Leslie Alexander changed it all.

    Clutch City began when Alexander became owner, took charge, and injected new leadership and life into this already proud franchise. Then Hakeem Olajuwon went from being the best big man in the NBA to the league's best player, period. Others like Otis Thorpe, Robert Horry, Vernon Maxwell, Kenny Smith and Sam Cassell found their roles and fit perfectly into place. Alexander and Head Coach Rudy Tomjanovich pressed all the right buttons. And on June 22, 1994, the heart of a champion was born.

    Their demons of the past forever exorcized, the Rockets then went about the unique business of concocting a sequel even more spectacular than the original. A hometown hero returned, electrifying a city and sending a fan base to even greater heights. And what followed from that point forward – simply the stuff of pure legend: Clutch City conquered the Jazz; a kiss of death smote the Suns; Olajuwon bamboozled the Spurs; while the Magic meekly disappeared in the face of the Rockets' real wizardry.

    It was truly a decade of dreams for the Rockets; a kaleidoscope of moments never to be forgotten. And now, as part of the Rockets' 45th anniversary season and in an effort to pay homage to those memories, Rockets.com gave you the opportunity to select your team of the decade – a squad that will be honored at halftime of Houston's March 22 game against Golden State.

    Below, you'll find the basics on the top candidates. So take a look, do you own due diligence and cast your vote prior to midnight of March 9. It's going to be a close race. VOTE NOW

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  2. Ricksmith

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    Are we voting in Barkley for the lulz?
     
  3. Ricksmith

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    Eh, I ended up voting for

    Kenny Smith
    Vernon Maxwell
    Robert Horry
    Otis Thorpe
    Hakeem
     
  4. tinman

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    Charles Barkley
    Sam Cassell
    Clyde Drexler
    Mario Elie
    Robert Horry
    Vernon Maxwell
    Kenny Smith

    Otis Thorpe
     
  5. TheresTheDagger

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    Hakeem
    Barkley (need a PF)
    Drexler (SF reach but allows me to...)
    Elie
    Smith

    Horry, Cassell, Maxwell, Thorpe all were traded AWAY and spent less time as a Rocket than those listed above.

    Thats how I came up with my choices.
     
  6. tinman

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    Drexler played for 4 seasons with the Rockets and 11 seasons with the Blazers.
    http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/d/drexlcl01.html

    OT and Maxwell, played more seasons as Rockets than Clyde
    http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/m/maxweve01.html
    http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/t/thorpot01.html

    you need to check your facts.

    Plus Maxwell didn't get traded, he signed as a free agent

    September 26, 1995: Signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia 76ers.
     
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  7. TheresTheDagger

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    Yes. And?
     
  8. Yao11

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    If only we could get every player on that list. I would love to see whether or not Chuck shows up. I'm excited for this night.
     
  9. tinman

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    your facts are wrong.

    Maxwell and Thorpe spend MORE TIME as a Rocket , more seasons and more games.




    Otis Thorpe
    regular season games played as a Rocket:
    518

    Vernon Maxwell
    regular season games played as a Rocket:
    402

    Clyde Drexler
    regular season games played as a Rocket:
    219

    You're just wrong. that's all.
     
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  10. Cannonball

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    No Pippen? :grin:

    Hakeem
    OT
    Clyde
    Kenny
    Mad Max
     
  11. heypartner

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    Is Rockets.com giving credit for the championships to Les Alexander...as if in one year he took them over the top.
     
  12. tinman

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    That's total BS. We all know that he inherited a team that was created by Steve Patterson.
     
  13. Rockets Jones

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    Just like I thought, Vernon and OT cannot even be voted in the top 5 on this board which is supposed to be for Rockets fans.
     
  14. Patience

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    Arrgh. They all deserve it. How do you choose among Sam Cassell, Kenny Smith, Mario Elie, and Vernon Maxwell?

    They were all very important. All hit major clutch shots at various points.
     
  15. tinman

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    You wonder why I always talk about Clutch City?
    It's about education. the real facts and real stories.

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/uKZLpb4rwi0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
  16. Rockets Jones

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    Easy, look at their careers with the Rockets and you get Kenny & Vernon. Cassell is my top 10 fav players of all time but I didn't vote for him because he was here just three years and didn't have the impact Kenny had. Elie was a solid defender, had the kiss of death but other then that Vernon was better and had more important shots and plays.
     
  17. tinman

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    People here have the abbreviated version of Kenny Smith,
    the dude who jacks up a bunch of 3s against Orlando and the TNT guy.

    They don't know about the 17.7 points and 7.1 assists and 52% from the field Kenny from 91.

    http://bbs.clutchfans.net/showthread.php?t=135984
     
  18. Patience

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    For the record, I voted for Kenny too.

    2 reasons:
    1) tenure
    2) if Kenny hadn't "jack[ed] up a bunch of 3s against Orlando", the Rockets may not have won that series at all.
     
  19. tinman

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    he was important against Utah in 94.

    27 points in game 1 of the WCF
    http://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/199405230HOU.html
    25 points in game 4 of the WCF
    http://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/199405290UTA.html

    They just don't replay these games as much as Orlando Game 1
     
  20. CDrex

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    Clyde, Horry, and Kenny are shoo-ins to me. Maybe all more for symbolic value than statistical achievement, but **** it. I was a kid in the 90s, symbolic value is about all I have.

    Choosing between the rest for a single spot killed me. Finally punched in Thorpe but I'm not going to attempt to justify it, because we all know we love all these guys and any of them could make it without angering too many people.
     

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