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Top Ten Yao Ming plays

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by zenithnadir, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. zenithnadir

    zenithnadir Member

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    From memory Top Ten Yao plays:

    10. Over and behind the head pass to Moochie
    9. Block/score/block sequence in the first 1:30 of Yao v Shaq 1
    8. Yao first three pointer
    7. Post up and facial on Ben Wallace
    6. Spin right baseline dunk (choose one)
    5. Fakeout and dunk on 3 Cavs
    4. One hand rebound and putback dunk v Timberwolves
    3. Fast break behind the back dribble and dunk
    2. Back down Shaq spin left one handed off balance layup
    1. Shanghai Shake
     
  2. Corrosion

    Corrosion Member

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    The play I will never forget was early in Yao's rookie year when he recieved a pass along the baseline and rather than catching it , in one motion slapped it to an open shooter in the corner .... that was something I'd never seen before and havent seen since.


    .... Someone find the video of that one !!
     
  3. iconoclastic

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    "You can't ****ing stop me" was the apex of Yao's career, when he finally showed that he knew he was a superstar and nobody could stop him.
     
  4. TMac4Life#1

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    Your number 3 should have been number one. Never really seen a 7 footer get a rebound then start the fast break him self to finish the way he did.
     
  5. got em COACH

    got em COACH Contributing Member

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    So many what if's:(

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  6. rwienert

    rwienert Contributing Member

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    Possible additions.

    1. The dunk on Garnett.
    2. The driving dunk against the Knicks....over somebody. He was coming into his own as a superstar at this time.

    The one handed rebound and put back against the Timberwolves might be my favorite. To me this really epitomized the kind of unique player that his combination of size and skill might allow him to be. Few players in history (maybe none) have that rare combination to allow that play to be made.
     
  7. acshen

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    I remember he had an awesome pass to Scola in one of the playoffs series. Forgot which.
     
  8. rocketfan83

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    The moves he put on the pacers were very dream like. I believe it was versus Jermaine Oneal.......
     
  9. RV6

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    He didn't actually rebound on that play, i'm assuming you mean against portland? He got an outlet pass and caught it around midcourt, dribble behind the back and went in for the dunk.
     
  10. rox4lyf

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    Not really a play, but a moment. Top for me has to be when Yao pulled a Willis Reed/Rocky moment in the tunnel after bumping knees with Kobe, checking back into the game hitting his first shot from the college 3 point line and sealing the game with key possessions. If that's not an inspirational moment that makes you proud to be a Rockets fan, then I don't know what is.
     
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    I got goosebumps watching it live, and i still get it watching it again.
     
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    Totally agree. That was an unbelievable play that never seems to show up on too many of Yao's highlight vid's. It's totally under-the-radar for some reason.
     
  13. withmustard

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    For me the Dallas rookie game was my favorite moment. hit 10/11 from field and stripe for 30. He was much smoother as a rookie, but not nearly as strong.
     
  14. Chinahype

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    a pretty recent one, when he refused to go to the locker room against the laker's in the 2nd round and came back and hit a clutch jumper
     
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    Northside Storm Contributing Member

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    Sigh...good times.

    Hopefully big man surprises us all and shows up for at least one more addition...not holding my breath on it, but it would be something, no?
     
  16. nachbarFTW

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    For me the two lasting plays are the behind the back fast break and
    Against the Spurs late in the season when he faked the shot and passed to a wide open Scola under the basket for the win.
     
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    That was awesome,a truly defining moment in his career. Alas,it ended so quickly after that.
     
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    AMAZING. however it was not in the playoffs. It was vs the spurs in 2008-2009 in super crunch time. :grin:
     
  19. tonyt8605

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    Yea the Shake was a good move he had and was a game winner once I believe. But I think not to have the dunk over Malik Rose is insane. I mean look at this!

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  20. HeWhoIsLunchbox

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    Wasn't it also two passes to Scola on consecutive plays in the clutch? That game was awesome.
     

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