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The Most JaVale-McGee-esque Play by a Rocket

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Carl Herrera, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Carl Herrera

    Carl Herrera Contributing Member

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    UPDATE: Posted video...
    So, where does the Sam Dalembert half-court heave with plenty of time on the clock rank in terms of hilariously bone-headed plays by a Rocket?

    The only one I remember comparable to it happened a few years ago, when Yao Ming inexplicably tried to steal the ball from Chauncey Billups at midcourt when the Rockets were up by something like 7 points with a minute or so left in the game and, as one might expect, fouled Billups. It was pretty much the worst foul ever, stopping the clock and giving 2 FTs to a 90% shooter on a play that a 7'6'' guy had no business attempting. I remember the whole team reacted in disgust-- Dikembe jumped up and lost his warm-up pants and the camera panned to Adelman's face as it froze into a stare of death.

    Does anyone else remember anything else?
     
  2. NotInMyHouse

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    T-Will stealing the ball from Dragic last season.
     
  3. IzakDavid13

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    ^^this
    ...and Scola's D of late.
     
  4. ThaShark316_28

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    Some of those 2009 plays with Ron and Von used to have me like [​IMG]
     
  5. Z-Ro&Trae

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    francis, mobley, and cuttino playing three on five basketball.
     
  6. Carl Herrera

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    hmmm....
     
  7. TEXNIFICENT

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    Excuse me, isn't mobley and cuttino the SAME GUY? :eek:

    So that would be two on five right?

    JAVALE! IS THAT YOU?
     
  8. ThaShark316_28

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    [​IMG]Pics or it didn't happen.
     
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    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/fWFhsWMddx4?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
  10. Carl Herrera

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    Thanks! Good find.

    And it was Yao Ming's 6th foul, too!
     
  11. Z-Ro&Trae

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    i meant to say francis, mobley, and norris playing three on five basketball. my bad.
     
  12. bluffkin

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    I'm pretty sure Chuck Norris can play 1 on 5.
     
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    I forgot who this was against

    we were down by 3 with like 3 seconds left, needs a three, Yao gets the ball like corner of the key, panics and shoots a midrange jumper. game ends...
     
  14. Clutch

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    Here you go...

    <iframe width="640" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/vp4st9ZAlyo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
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    I like how Clyde was the immediate bonehead-interpreter and knew exactly what Dalembert was thinking.:grin:
     
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    lmaooo wow...i missed this during the game...smh
     
  17. Carl Herrera

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    Thanks for the video!
     
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    How about brad miller at the end of the suns game last season, throwing the ball away one and nearly twice.
     
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    Bill didn't live up to his promise.
     
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    i wouldn't have remembered this one off the top of my head but i remember watching that and it's my pick. it was hysterical (especially since we were up 9). yao, with 5 fouls, at halfcourt, not even facing billups, whips around to reach in, is comically far from actually making a steal, and fouls one of the best foul-drawers in the game, who also happens to be a 90% free throw shooter, and fouls out of the game. throw in adelman standing there silently as his brain explodes and i laughed a good while at that one. if we're comparing the stupidity of the act to the general smartness/dumbness of the player, this would be like javale dunking on the other team's goal...11 times in a row.


    brad miller nearly throwing the ball away was hilarious for bill worrell's reaction.
     

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