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[Nostalgia] So I ran into Othella Harrington at Minuti Coffee

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by RKREBORN, May 4, 2021.

  1. RKREBORN

    RKREBORN Member

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    So I ran into Othella Harrington at Minuti Coffee near galleria area. Dude was so stoked that I recognized him. We chatted about his brief time here. His eyes lit up when I called him "Othella Big Fella"

    He told me how disappointed he was when he was traded to Vancouver. Dude was rolling in an Escalade lol. Blast from the past during better times for this organization
     
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    saleem Contributing Member

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    That's awesome.
     
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    Fun fact: Othella and I were at GU together. I was so excited when Rox drafted him (more excited to get Franchise tho TBH)
     
  4. sirjesse

    sirjesse We don't need another Herro.
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    This season has been so tough this ranks as one of the better feel good stories of the year.
     
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    barkley once made a clip about othella being a blackhole not even letting the ground touch the ball
     
  6. Williamson

    Williamson JAMES HARDEN NUTSACK HUGGER
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    Man, I loved Othella!

    I ran into Antonio McDyess at Whole Foods once and told him "I'm still mad at you for not choosing Houston in 98-99". He laughed and said, "Good memory."

    Now, granted, in hind sight, that worked out for us since he suffered injuries soon after and was never the same. BUT HE STILL REJECTED US!
     
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    OmegaSupreme Contributing Member
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    Nah. I'm still mad at the dude 20 years later that he had the nerve to scrap with Olajuwon. :D
     
  8. HoustonWest

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    I remember when Othella Harrington inadvertantly gave someone a concussion after his knee hit whoever it was' head. Had to be carted off.

    Harrington was leaning against the scorer's table looking concerned.
     
  9. tinman

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    Lol back in the day we thought Othella Harrington was an undersized powerforward
    Flash forward, we started PJ Tucker at Center!
     
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  10. Verbal Christ

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    I once ran into Mo Taylor cruising the Memorial City parking lot smoking a fat ass sweet while driving his Maybach benz .. He wanted to know "where the ho's at" LOL

    his Maybach was fkin filthy too - I couldnt believe how dirty it was for being a 'super' car. Swisher wrappers and trash all over it. SMH.
     
  11. jchu14

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    I remember being so excited when the Rockets signed Mo Taylor off of the Clippers. He wasn't terrible but never took off like I thought he would.

    He always seemed to score 10 pts in the first quarter with his mid-range J then disappear for the rest of the game. Very odd.
     
  12. mikol13

    mikol13 Protector of the Realm

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    Love this.

    Saw Mo Taylor not today long ago at City Centre, but he was with a lady friend and I didn’t say anything.
     
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    mikol13 Protector of the Realm

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    Ha. Posted mine before I read yours. That’s funny.
     
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  14. napalm06

    napalm06 Fertitta-McNair School of Management
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    Awesome. Here is your like, OP. Treat it well.
     
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  15. RKREBORN

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    Don’t need it from you but thanks anyways
     
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    napalm06 Fertitta-McNair School of Management
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    Wasn't being flippant, just goofy. It was like worthy. Realizing now that it's hard to read.
     
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    "Othella Big Fella"!! Good story!
     
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    I’ve seen Carl Herrera, Rafer Alston, and Trevor Ariza (twice) in public

    Legends
     
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    Early Fall of '02. Omni Hotel in Austin. The GF is there, so I'm there on vacation, for a week-long teacher's conference. Who else is staying there? The Rockets. They're having training camp at St Edward's down the road.

    Kelvin Cato was cool as sh!t. Rudy was cool as sh!t. Mo Taylor was cool as sh!t. Steve Goodrich was cool as sh!t. Cuttino was amiable but standoffish. I think I saw Francis twice in the lobby, that's it. "He gets his breakfast in his room" is what I was told at some point.

    We bullsh!tted at breakfast a bit every morning, especially Rudy, he'd talk to anybody for a bit.

    Tito Maddox was a complete ass. He wouldn't hold the door, wouldn't punch the button for you in the elevator, you had to reach all the way across the door and do it yourself.
     
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  20. AroundTheWorld

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    Is he in shape? Could probably get us a few rebounds.
     
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