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Why Yao Ming will be one of the all time greats if he is selected by the Rockets!

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by crash5179, Jun 10, 2002.

  1. crash5179

    crash5179 Contributing Member

    Dec 9, 2000
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    Tradition. Plain and simple. Certain teams have an uncanny tradition for certain things.

    In baseball look at the Astros. Regardless of the type of team the Astros have put on the field they have almost always had a very good pitching staff with the exception of a few years here and there. The Stros have had pitchers on their teams like:

    Don Wilson, Larry Dierker, Joe Niekro, J.R. Richards, Nolan Ryan, Mike Scott, Randy Johnson and now have what appears to be one of the better young pitching staffs with Roy Oswalt, Carlos Hernandez, Wade Miller, Octavio Dotel and Billy Wagner.

    If you look at the Texas Rangers history of pitchers you cant find 3 that are as good as those during the last 30 years of that organization. Look at the Yankees and their history of power hitters:

    Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Reggie Jackson, Dave Winfield and current Yankees, Bernie Williams and Jason Giambi.

    Some baseball teams never even have the opertunity to have one slugger like one of those guys and yet the Yankees seem to have a couple in every generation.

    In Football some teams can never find that franchise quarterback and some teams almost always seem to have one. The Cowboys had:

    Don Merridith, Roger Staubach, Danny White and Troy Aikman.

    How many franchise quarterbacks has Chicago had? Jim McMahon maybe but even that is a stretch.

    In Basketball some teams just have a better tradition of Centers than other teams. Some teams just seem to be blessed with an uncanny ability to aquire very dominant and in many cases hall of fame centers while other teams just can not do it. Why? Look at the Lakers:

    George Mikan, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabar and now Shaq.

    The only other team that has had a history of centers that can rival that of the Lakers is our own Houston Rockets:

    Elvin Hayers, Moses Malon, Ralph Sampson, Hakeem Olajuwan and now….Yao Ming!

    It is fate or destiny or whatever else you want to call it but it is our legacy. There is a reason that the one draft that a so called franchise center is available the same year that we need one, our ping pong ball pops up with his name on it. It is just meant to be. For whatever reason the Houston Rockets are meant to have franchise type centers. We have always had dominant centers and if you think about it you new we would win the lottery if Yao Ming was the real deal. We will draft Yao Ming and he will become the next dominant center on our team because it is meant to be…it is his destiny and our legacy

    You know I’m right!
  2. Two Sandwiches

    Two Sandwiches Contributing Member

    Feb 6, 2002
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    Interesting, but hopefully true.
  3. Ubiquitin

    Ubiquitin Contributing Member
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    Jul 7, 2001
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    It WILL be true!
  4. Dennis2112

    Dennis2112 Contributing Member

    Dec 7, 1999
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    Preach it Crash!!!!

    :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:

    Nice post brother.....:D
  5. okierock

    okierock Contributing Member

    Oct 3, 2001
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    I got chills on my spine man:D :D
  6. DanTanna

    DanTanna Contributing Member

    Oct 12, 1999
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    Lucky Village II baby !

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