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Rockets hiring Hakeem Olajuwon

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by mikeyharris, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. oelman44

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    This off-season just keeps getting better
     
  2. TheDr34m

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    Great news!!!! This will only benefit Dwight and the Rockets!
     
  3. Chef_Monteur

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    Hakeem could still start over Dwight or Asik. Just being honest.
     
  4. Spiegel

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    lol hardly. did you watch his last season in Toronto? Olajuwon is the greatest C of alltime, but common now.
     
  5. hbomb

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    This can only ever be a good thing! ^__^
     
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    i wonder how mchale feels about this. he's one of the best post players in history, yet they are hiring dream. i wonder if his post philosophy would clash with dream's.
     
  7. Jontro

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    Incorrect, good sir. Dream is the greatest player of all times. ALL TIMES.

    He's won't take it personally. They're big boys, not 15 year old school girls. Besides, Dream and McSuccess both offer different things to Dwight.
     
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    Real recognizes real yo.
     
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    It's difficult for a head coach to dedicate himself to one player. They're also not going to be acting in a vacuum, Mchale and Hakeem will be working together, not apart.
     
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    Why would he?!?!?!? Do you know how much free time NBA player has in the NBA season?!?!?!?!? I'm sure Dwight can squeeze some time with Hakeem before practice. He may teach him some footworks, even important is he can pass information on mental focus. This is a side job for Hakeem endorsed by the Rockets which is all it is. Not a Bickerstaff, or Sampson-type job.
     
  11. BigBenito

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    Considering the team he gets to work with compared to the one he signed on with, I am sure McHale is currently spinning a top somewhere.

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  12. koopa

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    I'm shocked that stephen the big mouth can get first dibs on insider information.
     
  13. Easy

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    Yes! We have the best front court ever: Olajuwon and McHale.
     
  14. sammy

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    He shoots over 80% in practice. It's mental with him.


    I think Hakeem can help him with the physical and mental part of his game. I still think it was Hakeem that taught Lebron on how to be humble.
     
  15. Ziggy

    Ziggy QUEEN ANON

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    Everyone keeps talking about how Dwight needs to be improve and if he can improve. I think he can. But it's not about that...

    Morey got Dwight to be Dwight, anything else is icing on the cake. At his worst he's the best center in the NBA.

    Dwight does need to develop mentally. No, not toughness. And he doesn't need to learn to become a dick like Kobe, that's not his style.

    He needs maturity and more importantly in my opinion - peace. Olajuwon learned to find peace with the game after 30. He'll help Dwight find that peace. Like when Xavier taught Magneto to find peace in X-Men First Class. Only then will Dwight be able to harness his full powers. Then we'll champions.

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  16. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    There is something to be said with:

    Chemistry
    Confidence
    Consistency

    Sports are as much mental as they are physical. Look at all great players. Look at Tiger ****ing Woods! Imagine the ridiculousness around a team like the Lakers.why do you think he wanted Phil Jackson back?!? I expect him to settle here and become a force.
     
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    His stamina is certainly not there to play full real games, but still, there is no center in today's league can catch/follow his moves. He will still get his shots off at will, as Yao Ming has witnessed in his short sessions with Dream.
     
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    To stop him from training the competition!

    Rocket River
     
  19. sammy

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    Any word on his official title?
     
  20. Ziggy

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    He'll be the first professional with an animated gif as their official title. His business cards run $80 a piece.

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