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Tilman Leaves Rockets Legend T-Mac Off Houston Version Of Mt.Rushmore

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by macan, Oct 2, 2019.

  1. macan

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    T-mac must be mad..

     
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  2. Deuce

    Deuce Context & Nuance

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    tough chit
     
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    yeah but was DMo on that list
     
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    The silver lining for Tracy is that he made the first round in the selection.
     
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    If u compare Tmac and Yao to this 10s era. They never made it out the first round if I had to compare it probably be like having Mitchell and Gobert on your team. The rockets were the jazz on the 00s with that said tmac is not a top 5 rocket
     
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    Is that supposed to be controversial? If T-Mac had kept up his 04-05 level of play for at least 6-7 years along with a couple of deep playoff runs then maybe somebody could entertain him being on the Rockets Mt. Rushmore. Instead, he never got out of the 1st round, and he got worse every single year. His jumper declined every season. He came back fatter every season. He racked up injuries.

    Orlando T-Mac (especially 02-03 T-Mac) is my favorite player of all time...when he got traded to Houston I was extremely excited

    the way he declined during what should’ve been his prime years was just sad, and he had a lot to do with that with his work ethic not being where it should’ve been...u hate to see it
     
  8. topfive

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    My Rockets Rushmore would be: Dream, Harden, Yao, Rudy. It's tough to leave off Calvin and Moses, but Yao had more of an impact on the franchise.
     
  9. Deuce

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    I became a Rockets fans in 1988 when I moved to Houston. So my own personal Mt Rushmore would include only players that *I* saw and resonated with me.

    So *my personal* Mt Rushmore would be:

    * Hakeem Olajuwon
    * James Harden
    * Clyde Drexler
    * Yao Ming
     
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    In fairness, playoff tmac was always a level better but he couldn't elevate a team full of "gritty assets". The garbage team that usually over performed in the regular season (age and injuries from past prime or underrated vets) showed flaws in seven game series.

    Dude was always explosive the first half but never had that aggression later on.

    Back problems is a legit painful excuse but who knows if conditioning could've helped him push through to a higher level.

    Imagine Harden being stuck in year two or three, and you have Tmac's Rockets career in a nutshell without the time wasting disappointment.
     
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    Nothing wrong with that.

    His MR:
    Hakeem Olajuwon
    Moses Malone
    Elvin Hayes
    James Harden
     
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    the anti-Rushmore has got to be Lin, Parsons, Dwert, and . . . DMO? discuss.
     
  13. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    I agree with him. T-mac **** talks our team like Kenny and both of those are persona non grata to me as a Rockets fan.

    Plus Tracy was a bitch who played injured to get out being on the trade block.
     
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    To compare Yao and TMac's value to this franchise is a joke.

    Just ask Les how much money he made in China after Yao was selected by the Rockets and also how much money Tmac made while he was a scrub playing in the CBA.

    Without Yao, Les may not even able to sell the team to Tilman with half the price he paid.
     
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    Dream, Murphy, Harden, Rudy (coaching and playing is greater than any other players contribution)

    Moses was great but 6 seasons only Murphy is Rocket lifer. 17K points
     
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    How are you missing Pippen from that list?
     
  17. macan

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    gotta put in #bewell as well.
     
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    My god Tracy in his entire Rockets tenure only had 30 win shares. I could have sworn it would be more. Harden gets as much in two seasons.

    I guess the numbers really do not lie when it comes to properly depicting how much success McGrady was responsible for as a Rocket. At the time we felt so much for him, died a little when he was crying on the podium. But truly he was a basketball player version of Waynes Fontes / Gary Kubiak. They just look so pathetic and beat up, up there on the podium, that you really wanna root for them. When it all comes down to it, however, they're just a hair about mediocrity, if that.
     
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    Pippen(otherwise known as Quitten) is the George Washington on any Rockets Anti-Rushmore for sure
     
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    Tmac is behind Murph. Tmac has got to take responsibility for not even having one conference finals appearance
     
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